Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 105

:wavey: everyone! how about a thread that will allow us to introduce ourselves to those who are new and the new students can do the same. i am stephany, 42, mother of 3 children, a son 22,... Read More

  1. by   galaxy781
    Hi,

    My name is Erin and im from ohio...im in an ADN program at Cstate....
    Last edit by galaxy781 on Apr 30, '05
  2. by   hillaryd
    Hi--
    My name is Hillary, I am 26, and I've just been accepted to the RN program at JCCC in KS. I'm a single mother of 2 deceptively adorable girls, ages 9 and 4.

    I want to become a nurse so that I may continue on and earn my CNM. WHile working as a web administrator, I was a child birth coach for 2 of my friends, during which I decided that I would like to be a midwife. I had a midwife during my 2nd pregnancy, and that cinched the deal for me. I had decided to return to college once my youngest started school. Unfortunately (or maybe not!), I was laid off 2 years ago. Rather than jump into another dead-end career, I returned to school the next fall to work off my pre/co-reqs for the nursing program. I applied for Fall 2005, and received my acceptance letter last Saturday.

    Now I have a whole new set of worries--how will I pay my bills during the program? Will I even see my kids in the next 2 years? But I know this is right for me.

    With God, all things are possible; He has brought me this far, I know He will see me to the end!
  3. by   smile123
    Quote from hillaryd
    Hi--
    My name is Hillary, I am 26, and I've just been accepted to the RN program at JCCC in KS. I'm a single mother of 2 deceptively adorable girls, ages 9 and 4.

    I want to become a nurse so that I may continue on and earn my CNM. WHile working as a web administrator, I was a child birth coach for 2 of my friends, during which I decided that I would like to be a midwife. I had a midwife during my 2nd pregnancy, and that cinched the deal for me. I had decided to return to college once my youngest started school. Unfortunately (or maybe not!), I was laid off 2 years ago. Rather than jump into another dead-end career, I returned to school the next fall to work off my pre/co-reqs for the nursing program. I applied for Fall 2005, and received my acceptance letter last Saturday.

    Now I have a whole new set of worries--how will I pay my bills during the program? Will I even see my kids in the next 2 years? But I know this is right for me.

    With God, all things are possible; He has brought me this far, I know He will see me to the end!
    Congrats to you Hillary! It's a step and I'm proud you took it! You can always get student loans, grants, etc to help out with your tuition. Contact your financial aid counselor at school to learn more. I had a colleague in my class who has 4 kids and is going to school with most of her tuition and books paid for. I'm not sure how she did it, but it's definitely possible! Blessings to you! As you said, you are on the right path!

    Smile123
  4. by   notquiteanurse
    Hi All,

    I am new to this site, this is my first day here.

    My name is Nichole, I am 35, one hubby, one hairless dog (a Xoloitzcuintle), no kids. I am just finishing my 1st year in an ADN program. I have one year left, graduating in May 2006!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am starting my first job next month as a nurse extern in an ER. I am so nervous!!!

    My last final is Tuesday.

    Good luck to all on finals and new jobs, etc.

    Nichole
  5. by   dml
    Congratulations...Job well done
  6. by   sissyjaye
    i am a first semester lpn student and i would like to meet other lpn students in the chat.

    cant wait to see you there
  7. by   kimmcgill
    Greetings to all. My name is Kim. I am a 42-year-old wife and mother of two wonderful children, ages 9 and 6. I have been in an RN diploma program since August of 2003 and will be graduating in 20 days!!! :hatparty:

    It has been a long, hard road but very rewarding too. I have one more class to take at the university and will earned my associates degree, which I have been working on concurrently while attending nursing school. I start my first nursing job on June 15th in Med/Surg/Tele at a small local hospital and I am very excited....and scared. Best wishes to everyone!
  8. by   Trixiebell
    hi
    i'm just about to start nursing (semester one of a three semester program), am currently wrapping up my semester of medical school before i make the swtich! really looking foward to starting...
    i'm in australia (sydney), 21, engaged, no kids just yet...
    i'm planning on doing the midwifery converstion following nursing (it's an extra year here, i don't know what it is elsewhere)...
    elle
    xox
  9. by   Jennie_FutureRN
    Hi This is my first post! Seems kind of confusing but I am sure I will get used to it!

    I am 28 years old from Ventura, CA. I will begin the ADN program in Fall 2005. I am single with no children. I work Full-Time right now but will be leaving so that I can focus 100% on school. I'll be poor, too....but it will be worth it in the end!

    Jennie
  10. by   oceanic
    Hi I am going intto third semester of an ADN program in Dallas looking to talk with some other students from the EL Centro program, because I have no idea what to expect!
  11. by   nyki62780
    My name is Nyki. I am finishing up 2 years of Pre reqs and just got accepted to TTUHSC. (BSN). Hopefully, I can go to grad school and teach at some point.
  12. by   lizzybeth
    Hi everyone! I have been reading everything here and I am very interested in all you have to say! I just got "the letter" the other day and am vey excited about starting the RN program! Yes, I am very scared--VERY SCARED--about the the intensity of the program, but I know it's what I want to do. I spent 2 semesters in a radiology program and realized I needed to be more,as in a one-on- one with patients type of situation and I dropped out. It's definitly apples and oranges,radiology and nursing-- I want to work with people--not machines. And I realized I want to see the patient through, not just see them in pain and leave them in pain. Radiology is very beneficial to the patient but you have to be more into the technical aspect of medicne than the patient. I respect that as part of the health care network, but it wasn't for me and I dropped out with A's and B's. I want to be there all the way for sick people and their families. I want to see them either get well or die with dignity. I want to be someone who gives comfort and strength to those who are faced with an ill or dying relative. So, that is why I am here, and I am ready in the Fall of 2005 to be here asking questions and someday even answering them!

    Looking forward to meetting you all--

    LizzyBeth
  13. by   Gaitorbait40
    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Lisa and I am 40 yrs old, married twice with a son that is 24 years old. Oh, my husband has just started the coursework for the nursing program but I dunno if he is gonna make it, I really hope he does since I can help him with all his coursework.
    I am starting my RN program in August at a nursing school, and this summer I finish ALL my coursework for my AAS degree,that has taken me 3 years 3/4 time at our community college.
    It will be nice to just be able to concentrate on nursing school since I have the other out of the way, just took a year of waiting to get into nursing school vs. the fall to continue at the community colleges nursing program that I would have had to wait until the fall of 2006.

    Good luck to all!
    Last edit by Gaitorbait40 on May 12, '05

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