Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 110

: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   Sunny05
    Hi Everyone,
    I'm Sunny05, and today is my first day joining allnurses. I'm in my second year of an ADN Program. If all goes well, I will graduate in May 2006. I am 49 yo and the mother of 3. Nursing school has been tough! I just hope it will be worth it someday. Best of luck to all of you. We can do it!!!
    Last edit by Sunny05 on Jul 13, '05
  2. by   Not2old2care
    Quote from Sunny05
    Hi Everyone,
    I'm Sunny05, and today is my first day joining allnurses. I'm in my second year of an ADN Program. If all goes well, I will graduate in May 2006. I am 49 yo and the mother of 3. Nursing school has been tough! I just hope it will be worth it someday. Best of luck to all of you. We can do it!!!
    Hi Sunny05!

    I am older than you (50!) and am about to embark on my first year in the core courses for my ADN. I have done well in all my pre-reqs but am concerned especially about the math in the core classes. Any suggestions?

    Do you ever feel like you will be too old to actually work in the field once you've completed school?

    I'd appreciate hearing from someone in my age range what I have to look forward to!

    Thanks

    Not2old2care
  3. by   msmona
    I'm a 50 year old "grandma" raising my hubby's two grandkids with him.(ages 11 and 13 now). I'll be starting nursing school in the fall- hope to graduate with a BSN in 2007- at least it will be 3 years before my granddaughter! AM I CRAZY??? :hatparty: :roll
  4. by   srob2000
    hi georiga,
    i too live in ga and a new nursing student (lpn program). anyone have any suggestions on how long it will take for the rn bridge? do you have any insight on online courses? anything will be helpful. thanks
    stacey.. spn :melody:
    Quote from carmeceia911
    hi,
    my name is carmeceia. i am a mother of two boys 5 and 10 years old. i work full-time at a hospital in georgia. i am a anesthesia tech pursing my associate's in nursing. i am a premium member for this website and i encourage other new students to join. anyone can add me to their buddy list.
  5. by   kayel
    Quote from msmona
    I'm a 50 year old "grandma" raising my hubby's two grandkids with him.(ages 11 and 13 now). I'll be starting nursing school in the fall- hope to graduate with a BSN in 2007- at least it will be 3 years before my granddaughter! AM I CRAZY??? :hatparty: :roll
    LOL I don't think you are crazy; I think it's AWESOME!! Also I get to realize more and more every year ... 50 is not old! Seriously, good for you!! Is it something you have always wanted to do or is this new?

    WTG .. I am thinking the same thing about my two oldest who have graduated from high school .. I am going to beat them but not by a whole lot!
  6. by   suzy253
    not2oldtocare & & msmona- don't know if you saw any of my earlier posts but i'm in a 3-year diploma program which i started at age 50. currently a senior--final year will start next month so i'll be 53 when i graduate. then look out!!!

    you can do this!!! best wishes to you both. if you want any more info or if i can help you out in anyway, please feel free to pm me.
    good luck. keep in touch
  7. by   haynurse2005
    hi all i started my journey in the spring of 2002 and went to school for three years straight thats summers too one years pre and two years nursing school. had been out of school for 36 years was had at first but with the help of my class mates i did ok. turned 58 in april and still have many good years to be a good nurse
  8. by   suzy253
    Quote from haynurse2005
    hi all i started my journey in the spring of 2002 and went to school for three years straight thats summers too one years pre and two years nursing school. had been out of school for 36 years was had at first but with the help of my class mates i did ok. turned 58 in april and still have many good years to be a good nurse
    Excellent! Good for you!!!
  9. by   Sunny05
    Trust me Not2old2care, if I can do the math, anyone can. I never even took algebra in high school, but I did have to take some prerequisite courses at the CC where I am getting my ADN before I could get into the program. Solving for X was like "Greek" to me, so you have NOTHING to worry about in the math department. I won't lie to you, the core subjects have been very challenging to say the least. Thank God that my family has been very supportive. I don't worry about my age so much because I figure if my health holds out, I want to be doing something productive with the rest of my life and nursing is what I choose to do. At the CC that I am attending, there are quite a few of us "older" students, both female and male, and I think that's wonderful. We seem to fit right in and most of us are very dedicated and hard working. If you're happy with nursing, then go for it, and don't let your age worry you. You'll have a better idea whether nursing is right for you after you start your clinicals. Only the dedicated usually hang in there. I wish you all the best and keep me updated on your progress. My best suggestion on the math and everything is to study, study, study! If you're unsure, get help ASAP. Most schools offer tutors free to students actually in the program. Check it out with a counselor. Math tutors helped a lot of students at my school. Try to find a good student to be a study buddy with or if your school has a mentoring program, take advantage of it. Having a study partner helps a lot. Oh, and I also wanted to tell you that my best friend in the program is almost 52 and she's an excellent student and loves nursing! If you really want it, you can do it!!
    Best of luck,
    Sunny05
    Quote from Not2old2care
    Hi Sunny05!

    I am older than you (50!) and am about to embark on my first year in the core courses for my ADN. I have done well in all my pre-reqs but am concerned especially about the math in the core classes. Any suggestions?

    Do you ever feel like you will be too old to actually work in the field once you've completed school?

    I'd appreciate hearing from someone in my age range what I have to look forward to!

    Thanks

    Not2old2care
  10. by   r_janice
    HI, my name is Janice and Im 20 years old (will be 21 next month! :biere: )Im a mother (of a little girl who will be two yrs next month) and a fiance. I am currently finishing my last pre req A&PII, which will be done next week. I start NS next month, which will be my first semester out of six. Im taking evening classes at Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Blackwood New Jersey.

    Goal=have my license by the time Im 25 yrs. That was my goal when I got pregnant and the way things are looking I should have my license by my 24th birthday!!!! :hatparty: 2 yrs of prereqs done and 3 yrs to go but it should fly by!!!!!

    wow.....I never looked at the numbers...its taking me five yrs to get an associates degree....wow :chuckle
    Last edit by r_janice on Jul 18, '05
  11. by   Sunny05
    Hello Suzy253,
    Good for you! I'm 49 and also starting my second year. I'm a senior too, FINALLY. Hopefully, I'll be graduating in May 2006 also. We can do this!! Hang in there. Thanks for being an encouragement.
    Best wishes,
    Sunny05
    Quote from suzy253
    Just wanted to say hello again. Still a student (aged 52)--just finished my junior (2nd) year in a diploma program so now I'm officially a senior. Graduation 5/06!
  12. by   Sunny05
    You go girl! Age is all in your mind, and if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. I'm 49 yo and also a grandmother. I'll be starting my senior year in an ADN program in August. Graduate, if all goes well, in 05/06.
    Best of luck to you,
    Sunny05
    PS: No, you're not crazy; ambitious yes! But, what's wrong with that?
    Quote from msmona
    I'm a 50 year old "grandma" raising my hubby's two grandkids with him.(ages 11 and 13 now). I'll be starting nursing school in the fall- hope to graduate with a BSN in 2007- at least it will be 3 years before my granddaughter! AM I CRAZY??? :hatparty: :roll
  13. by   Not2old2care
    Quote from Sunny05
    Trust me Not2old2care, if I can do the math, anyone can. I never even took algebra in high school, but I did have to take some prerequisite courses at the CC where I am getting my ADN before I could get into the program. Solving for X was like "Greek" to me, so you have NOTHING to worry about in the math department. I won't lie to you, the core subjects have been very challenging to say the least. Thank God that my family has been very supportive. I don't worry about my age so much because I figure if my health holds out, I want to be doing something productive with the rest of my life and nursing is what I choose to do. At the CC that I am attending, there are quite a few of us "older" students, both female and male, and I think that's wonderful. We seem to fit right in and most of us are very dedicated and hard working. If you're happy with nursing, then go for it, and don't let your age worry you. You'll have a better idea whether nursing is right for you after you start your clinicals. Only the dedicated usually hang in there. I wish you all the best and keep me updated on your progress. My best suggestion on the math and everything is to study, study, study! If you're unsure, get help ASAP. Most schools offer tutors free to students actually in the program. Check it out with a counselor. Math tutors helped a lot of students at my school. Try to find a good student to be a study buddy with or if your school has a mentoring program, take advantage of it. Having a study partner helps a lot. Oh, and I also wanted to tell you that my best friend in the program is almost 52 and she's an excellent student and loves nursing! If you really want it, you can do it!!
    Best of luck,
    Sunny05

    Thanks so much for encouraging me! I am determined not to let math be my undoing! I know that if I work at it and practice it over and over that I will get it. I guess I just need to hear from other people who overcame math fears so I don't psyche myself out about it. We registered today for the core courses so I am officially registered to become a registered nurse! I am looking forward to all that it entails, although I'm sure I will be anxious to start with. I'll check in here frequently for encouragement and support!

    Thanks!

    Not2old2care

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