Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 107

: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   Pammie
    Good Luck!! I am beginning Nursing II (out of IV) on Tuesday. I am wondering what the average time spent in a Bachelor's program is and also for ADN. Our school has the two year Associate degree, but you can not complete it in less than 3 years. You have one year of core and two years (including summers) of nursing. I completed my ASN first before beginning the nursing classes for the Associate degree so that when I graduate in May 2006, I will only lack two semesters to complete my BSN. That will mean that I will have spent 5 years completing my BSN. Is that about normal, a little longer, or a little shorter than normal?
  2. by   bbarry5
    Hi my name is Brenda and I am married with no children but, I work nights at a hospital. I have been a Medical assistant since 6/93. I will be applying for the nursing program after this semester. Does anybody know of any schools in Georgia or North Carolina that don't have a wait to get in once you apply?
    Fustrasted for having to wait
  3. by   Tweege
    Maybe North Georgia Tech In Blairsville. I'm at Tri County Community College in NC and I had to go through a yr long process to get in. I've also heard people talk about a college in Jasper that is easier to get into, but don't no anything about it at all. Sorry
  4. by   boston001
    New-bie here!
    Hi I am Barbara, 29, married, mom of 2 boys 12 & 7. About to enter LPN school in August and very nervous. Good Luck to everyone!
  5. by   318LPN95
    Hi, I am a 46 y/o (almost 47) mother of 2 girls ages 22 and 13. I have been and LPN for 10 years. My 22 year old is married. I have no grandchilden yet.
  6. by   FLStudentNurse
    I am an "older" student working towards my BSN-RN. I just finished my pre-reqs last semester and will start my first nursing classes in the fall! I have a hubby, 2 daughters (grown), and a wonderful dog who does pet therapy with me.

    Glad to meet all of you and I look forward to interesting discussions in the future!

  7. by   pinayfl
    Hi..I'm 29 yo, married with a 20 month old daughter. I started taking pre-reqs last Winter term and hoping to apply for the nursing program in my community college in 2006.
  8. by   shelia32244
    This site is so cool! Yes, I am done with prereq. now awaiting the "letter" of acceptance to the Nursing Program.
  9. by   Student Kelly
    Hell All,
    I am Kelly, a 27 year old Ohio ADN student. I start my clinicals in August of 2005, should graduate in May of 2007. I just got married last summer & bought a house 2 years ago.I think I am more nervous about affording my mortgage while in nursing school than I am about the classes themselves. My husband is going to become a full-time student in January as well. (Not exactly sure what he is pursuing at the moment) I hope to pursue my dream to become a forensic nurse.(if I can find out more on how to do it locally!!)
    Happy :hatparty: to be joining this group!
  10. by   Aquamarine
    Kelly, You are headed in the right direction. Forensic nursing is so interesting.I don't know how I made it financially but I did it. Loans, begging and working part time and spending very very little on anything but gas and living expenses. It worked, I just graduated and I am hoping to get a call on a job this week! When you want something just head in that direction and if you have a strong will you can do it. YOu have to put a lot on hold, frineds and family, going out. It would be a lot better if one of you was working but you must be planning on borrowing for that mortgage. Like I said it was tough but I did it and I am a lot older than you are, so I am sure you will. Nursing school is more a time commmitment than anything. If you are average intelligence there isn't anything not to get. It is all time management and if you have tho work there is a problem fitting it all in. My father helped me out when he could, always slipping me a little money here and there and bought me a new car in Feb. for my birthday. Evn my friends telling me they were proud of me helped, I could not fail...too many people thought I could do it....so I had to. Good Luck....Nancy
    Quote from Student Kelly
    Hell All,

    I am Kelly, a 27 year old Ohio ADN student. I start my clinicals in August of 2005, should graduate in May of 2007. I just got married last summer & bought a house 2 years ago.I think I am more nervous about affording my mortgage while in nursing school than I am about the classes themselves. My husband is going to become a full-time student in January as well. (Not exactly sure what he is pursuing at the moment) I hope to pursue my dream to become a forensic nurse.(if I can find out more on how to do it locally!!)
    Happy :hatparty: to be joining this group!
  11. by   lizzybeth
    Hi my name is Laurie and I will starting the RN program at a community college this fall. I am 39 years old, married with 2 sons aged 5 and 19. I was a nail technician and esthetician for many years, and finally decided I wanted to stimulate my brain and go back to school when I was 34. I have all of my prereqs done and 55 credits total, except for microbiology. I tried to get it over with this summer, but the class filled up immediately! So now I will take it in the fall. In my mind, NOTHING could be as mind boggling and challenging as chemistry. (I hope!!! Anyone who's taken micro--any advice would be appreciated!)
    Anyways, I am hoping to gain wisdom and new friends on this site and look forward to reading all the posts. I posted a while back once, but then got too busy to get on the computer. One thing I have learned already visiting this site is how to "feel" veins from the I.v. thread. I close my eyes and feel everyone in my family's veins in their arms--they think I'm nuts, but I already have a feel for the strong ones!
    Nice to meet you all!
    Laurie or Lizzybeth
  12. by   shelia32244
    Hi, I am down in Florida at our community college there are 300-400 students applying for 120 spots. I am applying for the second time to get in both times I was within 15-20 people. It is so nerve racking. I am waiting for my letter now. Apps were due in June 1, 2005 and usually we find out 4-6 weeks later. I just wanted you to know I did not like chemistry at all. I loved microbiology. There is a great difference in the two classes. Where in chemistry all we did was math, in micro we grew bacteria, did experiments and my instructor was a microbiologist as well as an instructor. I really enjoyed that class. Good luck, Shelia





    Quote from lizzybeth
    Hi my name is Laurie and I will starting the RN program at a community college this fall. I am 39 years old, married with 2 sons aged 5 and 19. I was a nail technician and esthetician for many years, and finally decided I wanted to stimulate my brain and go back to school when I was 34. I have all of my prereqs done and 55 credits total, except for microbiology. I tried to get it over with this summer, but the class filled up immediately! So now I will take it in the fall. In my mind, NOTHING could be as mind boggling and challenging as chemistry. (I hope!!! Anyone who's taken micro--any advice would be appreciated!)
    Anyways, I am hoping to gain wisdom and new friends on this site and look forward to reading all the posts. I posted a while back once, but then got too busy to get on the computer. One thing I have learned already visiting this site is how to "feel" veins from the I.v. thread. I close my eyes and feel everyone in my family's veins in their arms--they think I'm nuts, but I already have a feel for the strong ones!
    Nice to meet you all!
    Laurie or Lizzybeth
  13. by   Aquamarine
    Good for you going back to school. You can do it even if you have some weak areas...like the sciences. I hate them but I did it. I went to school the first time when I was your age...to be a nutritionist, I thought I would die when I had to take 3 chesistries....ugh! Then almost 20 yrs. later...I know I am old! I decided that if I did not go to school to be a RN now it would be too late....so once again I did it. Just graduated and now thinking about the boards...see you can do anything you put your mind to. I somehow got ADHD this year...I still don't believe it... but I still did it. I failed Micro the first time. I took it outside my school, the instructor was foreign, I did not understand a word, the next time I got a B+, I was going through a lot, just moved, left my husband, living with my parents...it was not a time for learning. I would not let a course, an instructor, a husband!, or anything stop me from achieving my goals. I plan on working until I practically die. I love to work, I am happy when I work...that is why it still mattered to me to be a nurse. So don't worry about a thing, once you are in the middle of it all you will get it, you have the desire and the right attitude to be a great nurse. Nancy

    Quote from lizzybeth
    Hi my name is Laurie and I will starting the RN program at a community college this fall. I am 39 years old, married with 2 sons aged 5 and 19. I was a nail technician and esthetician for many years, and finally decided I wanted to stimulate my brain and go back to school when I was 34. I have all of my prereqs done and 55 credits total, except for microbiology. I tried to get it over with this summer, but the class filled up immediately! So now I will take it in the fall. In my mind, NOTHING could be as mind boggling and challenging as chemistry. (I hope!!! Anyone who's taken micro--any advice would be appreciated!)
    Anyways, I am hoping to gain wisdom and new friends on this site and look forward to reading all the posts. I posted a while back once, but then got too busy to get on the computer. One thing I have learned already visiting this site is how to "feel" veins from the I.v. thread. I close my eyes and feel everyone in my family's veins in their arms--they think I'm nuts, but I already have a feel for the strong ones!
    Nice to meet you all!
    Laurie or Lizzybeth

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