Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 115

: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   Kamesenin
    Hihi
    call me Reinier ^^;

    I'm 25 with no kids or girlfriend or anything, just a sick mom that needs lots and lots of care.. I see many of the people here with children and problems somehow pull thier way through. Any advice for studying for me? I JUST started this program and I need all the help I can get, I am in NC if that makes any difference with anything...what kinds of things should I get and what kinds of things do I need? I just did my first 2 quizzes and theory test and WOW it's like nothing I've encountered before .. Will I have time to workout and do something BESIDES school too? ^^; Good luck to all!
    Last edit by Kamesenin on Sep 3, '05 : Reason: Forgot some info..
  2. by   etcetera...
    Quote from DrHikari
    Hihi
    call me Reinier ^^;

    I'm 25 with no kids or girlfriend or anything, just a sick mom that needs lots and lots of care.. I see many of the people here with children and problems somehow pull thier way through. Any advice for studying for me? I JUST started this program and I need all the help I can get, I am in NC if that makes any difference with anything...what kinds of things should I get and what kinds of things do I need? I just did my first 2 quizzes and theory test and WOW it's like nothing I've encountered before .. Will I have time to workout and do something BESIDES school too? ^^; Good luck to all!
    This is something that I learned the hard way for the last few years. It's simple "All work and no play makes Jill a very dull little girl". I like to say, "All work and no play turns Jill into a very burnt out little girl who eventually starts doing bad in her classes because her body, mind and spirit can't take it and she slips into depression and in the end becomes the little engine that couldn't". Okay that was a lot, but it is exactly what happened to me a few years ago.

    But, now I'm the little engine that can. I've learned from my past... I hope at least, and I've found what works for me. For instance, I can't work and go to school. Many people can, but it doesn't work for me. I milked my student loans for all they were worth and I'm living off of those for the semester. I only one day a week and it is after the academic week is over. One of my profs said it best, "You need to work, play and pray". If you can do that successfully, you're okay!

    Definitely exercise! It rushes fresh oxygen to your brain to revitalize you, it releases neurochemicals that stimulate and help relieve stress.
  3. by   jodyangel
    Well I think I have you all beat. I'm 51 years old and starting prereq's for my ADN next week. I've been an LPN for 32 years so I hope it helps LOL!!
    I intend to work a weekend program and take a full load of classes.
    Allnurses is quickly becoming a daily necessity!!
  4. by   EMTandNurse2B
    Hello everyone!

    I just started my actual nursing classes last week. So far, I'm loving it!! I am in a ADN program with five full semesters. We have three semesters of pre-reqs and then we have to get in (no small feat here), then we have our five semesters of real nursing classes.

    I'm in a school that's known throughout the area for producing good nurses, so it is in demand. They had 400 applications for 30 seats the year I applied, and it has only gone up from there! I had to wait an extra year before I started, due to the demand. So, that's when I took my EMT training and I LOVED IT!! I'm going in emergency nursing as soon as I can!

    I want to work in a third world country when I get done. Diasters, war clean-up, here I come!

    But, first I must pass this Foundations test... I should be studying...
  5. by   smile123
    Quote from EMTandNurse2B
    Hello everyone!

    I just started my actual nursing classes last week. So far, I'm loving it!! I am in a ADN program with five full semesters. We have three semesters of pre-reqs and then we have to get in (no small feat here), then we have our five semesters of real nursing classes.

    I'm in a school that's known throughout the area for producing good nurses, so it is in demand. They had 400 applications for 30 seats the year I applied, and it has only gone up from there! I had to wait an extra year before I started, due to the demand. So, that's when I took my EMT training and I LOVED IT!! I'm going in emergency nursing as soon as I can!

    I want to work in a third world country when I get done. Diasters, war clean-up, here I come!

    But, first I must pass this Foundations test... I should be studying...
    Congrats to you! What's the name of the school and where is it located?

    Smile123
  6. by   EMTandNurse2B
    It's West Shore Community College in Scottville, MI

    Just a little Community College hidden among farms in Northern MI, but they have a great reputation. I have quite a drive to get there, but I consider it worth it to get a good education. But are they tough!! They have an adjusted grading scale that's very tough, and quite a number of people have to retake some classes to get a passing grade. In our first test, if we spelled ANYTHING wrong, it was wrong. One poor guy spelled reservior wrong, and he missed the entire detailed question.
  7. by   TraumamamaRN
    Hi, I am new to AllNurses.com and I love it. I am beginning my first quarter of six quarters in 12 days. I am anxious, nervous and very excited. I am 29 years old (at least for another 6 weeks) I have 2 kids. My son is 12 and my daughter 3. I would love to chat with someone in a similar situation. WE live in Portland, Oregon and I am attending Clark College in Vancouver WA.

    Yeah class of 2007 :hatparty:

    Danielle
  8. by   TraumamamaRN
    Quote from jodyangel
    Well I think I have you all beat. I'm 51 years old and starting prereq's for my ADN next week. I've been an LPN for 32 years so I hope it helps LOL!!
    I intend to work a weekend program and take a full load of classes.
    Allnurses is quickly becoming a daily necessity!!
    I am impressed. Don't give up on your dream. It will be worth the time and energy .

    Way to go..

    Neller
  9. by   kayel
    Quote from neller
    Hi, I am new to AllNurses.com and I love it. I am beginning my first quarter of six quarters in 12 days. I am anxious, nervous and very excited. I am 29 years old (at least for another 6 weeks) I have 2 kids. My son is 12 and my daughter 3. I would love to chat with someone in a similar situation. WE live in Portland, Oregon and I am attending Clark College in Vancouver WA.
    Welcome, Danielle!! Nice to see a fellow October baby starting schoo! I'm 42 with 4 kids (18, 17, almost 11 and 6) and am in Manitoba, Canada.

    What program are you taking? Best of luck to you and happy posting and studying!!
  10. by   Angeljoy
    Wow, this post goes back a long time!

    I'm Amy. I am 27, got married Oct. 2004, and we are waiting to have kids til i'm done with school. I just started an accelerated associate degree rn program. It's for people who already have a bachelors in something else, mine is psych. We go to school on tues and thurs nights and have clinicals on the weekend. I'm done in May and i cant wait. I am really nervous about school.

    I found this website and thought it would be helpful and fun!
  11. by   msjt79
    Hi my name is Jatonna
    I am a single mother of 2 children under the age of 4 and I was going to nursing school and had to leave . but i am making plans to start back for january . just looking for tips to get financial and emotional assistance .
    :imbar
  12. by   TraumamamaRN
    Quote from kayel
    Welcome, Danielle!! Nice to see a fellow October baby starting schoo! I'm 42 with 4 kids (18, 17, almost 11 and 6) and am in Manitoba, Canada.

    What program are you taking? Best of luck to you and happy posting and studying!!
    Kayel,
    Nice to meet you "fellow October person". I am going through a ADN program and hope to transfer to Washington State Univ. to complete the BSN. Well see, after I start working I don't know if I will feel like continuing on. Are you in school still or are you a real "RN" now?

    Danielle (neller)
  13. by   TraumamamaRN
    Quote from Angeljoy
    Wow, this post goes back a long time!

    I'm Amy. I am 27, got married Oct. 2004, and we are waiting to have kids til i'm done with school. I just started an accelerated associate degree rn program. It's for people who already have a bachelors in something else, mine is psych. We go to school on tues and thurs nights and have clinicals on the weekend. I'm done in May and i cant wait. I am really nervous about school.

    I found this website and thought it would be helpful and fun!
    WOW,
    Sound like a great program. How long is it? Where is it? Sorry about the twenty questions, but I that is new to me. Also, congrats on your marriage :hatparty:

    Good LUCK

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