Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 117

: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   kayel
    Quote from mizzyrite25
    Hi everyone, I am Christa - 1st semester of 5 in an ADN-RN program. Mom to a wild 4 y/o girl was married but well things happen.

    I am excited about starting my program, but I am scared out of my mind also. They are going to let me stick people with needles!!!

    I love this web site it has been very entertaining and helpful.
    LOL! Welcome, Christa! What courses are you taking and/or where are you at in your training?
  2. by   PsychRNMsz
    Quote from kayel
    LOL! Welcome, Christa! What courses are you taking and/or where are you at in your training?
    All my pre-reqs are finished so I am only in Nusing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing... 1st semester week 5 (wow its been that long already)

    We are pretty much just doing AM care, vitials and basic CNA stuff in clinicals so far and I am ABSOLUTELY fine with that!!! It makes me wonder some times though why my family wont let me practice on them for injections LOL Im kidding...
  3. by   kayel
    Quote from mizzyrite25
    All my pre-reqs are finished so I am only in Nusing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing... 1st semester week 5 (wow its been that long already)

    We are pretty much just doing AM care, vitials and basic CNA stuff in clinicals so far and I am ABSOLUTELY fine with that!!! It makes me wonder some times though why my family wont let me practice on them for injections LOL Im kidding...
    LOL that's what I say! Let me at your veins! I'm only in the pre-reqs portion of my program so I guess that would be "out" for sure. Enjoy your Fundamentals!!
  4. by   PsychRNMsz
    Quote from kayel
    LOL that's what I say! Let me at your veins! I'm only in the pre-reqs portion of my program so I guess that would be "out" for sure. Enjoy your Fundamentals!!
    Good luck on the pre-reqs that was the longest road for me, well there were many detours though. If i could go back to 18 again knowing what I know now, I would have left him and stayed in school........ LOL don't we all think that at some point.

    What classes are you taking?
  5. by   kayel
    Quote from mizzyrite25
    Good luck on the pre-reqs that was the longest road for me, well there were many detours though. If i could go back to 18 again knowing what I know now, I would have left him and stayed in school........ LOL don't we all think that at some point.

    What classes are you taking?
    Yeah, I suppose if we all knew then what we know now, our lives might be very different! Ah well! I have 40% of my prereqs out of the way. Right now I'm taking A&PI (two semesters), Human Growth and Development and Nutrition. Next term it's Medical Microbiology and Nursing Foundations I, along with the A&P.
  6. by   PsychRNMsz
    Quote from kayel
    Yeah, I suppose if we all knew then what we know now, our lives might be very different! Ah well! I have 40% of my prereqs out of the way. Right now I'm taking A&PI (two semesters), Human Growth and Development and Nutrition. Next term it's Medical Microbiology and Nursing Foundations I, along with the A&P.
    Good luck with all of those classes! I am so glad that I could take only my nursing class this semester because I don't think i would be doing well if I had more than this to worry about...
  7. by   Dublin37
    hi kayel and mizzy. good luck with the pre-req's. i never worked so hard to get a c! those classes are tough! i finished my pre-req's about a year ago and have just been w a i t i n g ... to get in the program. i've been told recently that i should be starting in the spring. finally! now i just need to line up someone to help me with my boy in the morning since i have to be at school/hospital and 6 and 7 am every day! eeeeek! anyway, have a great semester.
    heather
  8. by   minimern_2008
    Going back to Drexel University(BSN Coop) tomorrow after a six month leave of absence and I am so excited and so nervous. I finally can start my nursing classes and I want to say thanks to everyone on allnurses.com reading the many different post during the last months has scared me a little *smiling* but it has kept me motivated to finish what I started. THANKS

    ~Shevaun~
  9. by   shamegs
    Hi all! My name's Megan and I'm 22. I am FINALLY in my last semester of a BSN program and can't wait to get out. Best of luck to all of you. Nursing school is a bumpy road that is well worth traveling.
  10. by   pastRDtofutureRN
    Hi, I'm Brenda. I am done with my prerequrisites and am on the waitlist for a 5 semester ADN program. Am curious to know how long some of you had to wait. Currently the community college says a 3 semester wait, which would have me starting next Summer. I can't wait!
  11. by   Aquamarine
    Brenda, where do you live? I actually applied in July and got in in Sept. took everything at once and got done in tow years. There is a wait and they pick and choose,not always fair. I had a 3.8 average the last time I was in school. Nursing programs want students that will make them look good when they take the boards. So my next question is what was your average on your prereqs?

    It seems like you have to wait too long. Another thing they will do is start weeding out the ones that will bring their average down. Like the ones with weak grades. You might ask how ,if the grade you have is passing...they will do it subjectively. There are clauses in your curriculum description...if they think you won't be a good pass for the boards...they will get you out in clinical...it is all politics. I am not saying sometimes they are not right but a lot of times they are not and they ruin people. I ma glad I made it but the stress was tough, not the academics. Now I am working, it is really difficult work and I am just now going to schedule for the boards. I needed to calm down after all that stress. Of course working is another stressor....but if you fail the boards you can retake. If you fail out of nursing school there is no way to get back in.
    Why don't you try to get in somewhere else, where are you from. Would you be willing to go somewhere else to try to get in?
    I would like to know where you are from
    Nancy
  12. by   babybee3184
    Hey, I'm Abby . I'm 20 years old and this is my 3rd year in school (1st year as a nursing student)
  13. by   babieface_7
    Hi,

    Im a LPN taking classes at the local college to bridge to RN. I work full time and it is hard. I work 12 hour shifts at night on a busy rehab hospital fri, sat and sun and every other thursday. I had worked alot of agency before I settled into this job. I am currently taking A&P one and it is rather hard. There is no time to do anything but study when I'm off. I have a few more prerequites to take and hopefully I will apply to the nursing program soon. I discovered this site and I think that it is a Godsend. Babieface_7
    Last edit by babieface_7 on Sep 29, '05

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