Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 147

: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   angle_500
    HELLO MY NAME IS LEANDREA IA 33 MARRIED MOTHER OF 3,..15...17...11 THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR OF NURSING AND ITS HARD...BUT ITS WHAT I WANT TO DO..ANY SUGESTIONS WELCOMED...:spin:
  2. by   k9's mom
    good luck Leandrea! If it's what you want to do then stay with it! It's NOT easy but it can be done (speaking from experience-I finished the last semester of ADN school and worked FT at nights and have a family.....so now I'm working PT and doing the RN-BSN option full time.:spin:
  3. by   tri-rn
    Just want to say hi...I am a 36 yr old mom of 3-15y/o twin girls and an 11 y/o girl...in my first semester of clinicals in a BSN program in WI...hope I actually get to look at this site once in a while :wink2:
  4. by   wish2bRN
    Hi Cindy, Leandra, and K9'sMom! I'm Jennifer, a 43 yr old mom of 6 in a diploma RN program. I'm getting ready to begin my critical care rotation and I'm nervous and excited! I graduate in June. My children are 4, 7, 13, 16, 20, and 21, so it's not as bad as it sounds <G>. School's been tough but I love every minute. Clinicals are challenging, can be frustrating and overwhelming some days, but are always rewarding and I learn something new each and every time I go onto the floor. Glad to meet all of you and best of luck!
  5. by   Glory27
    I'm Shaun, just got accepted to Union's 12-Mth BSN program, single/no kids; right now looking for grants. That program's 30K!
  6. by   keystudent
    Hello everyone,

    I am waiting to be accepted in the Spring '07 Nursing Program. I am 35 years old and a married mother of 3. A 5 year old, 3 year old, and 2 month old. I am praying that I get in. I've recieved the letter from the school informing me that I have to come in to take the NET test. I am nervous and excited but I don't know if my marriage can stand this weather. If anyone has any advice please send it my way.

    Thanks.:uhoh21:
    Last edit by keystudent on Oct 16, '06
  7. by   TBird81
    I'm Tiffany, 25, and I begin a LPN program in Jan. '07 & plan to bridge over to a ADN or BSN program. I eventually want my MSN. Ive been married for 6 years and we have a 6 & 3 y/o little girls. I work at a physical rehab on the weekends & hope to continue my employment there while I am in school. I have no idea what area of nursing I want to do but I do know that I would enjoy a flexable schedule (lol..ya right!).

    Good luck to everyone!
  8. by   HopeM
    I'm Hope... 36 year old divorced mother of two (11 and 6)... starting ADN program in January and currently working as a CNA/PCT in a hospital on a med/surg floor. I absolutely love where I am now and am planning to work through school and continue as a GN and RN after that. Good luck to all... looking forward to a couple of crazy years!
  9. by   struggling_student
    Hello, I'm April, 26 years old. Finishin up PN program. I take the boards in December if all goes well. I havent decided on what to do next, MS Healthcare Administration or RN first. I'm going to see if I can do RN part-time (one class a semester) and full time MS. By my calculations I will have both in 6 years. lol...I know sounds crazy but a try is all I can do. I'll try it for one semester to see how things go. I have no children, not married (not yet), and that's pretty much it. And that's me in a nutshell.
  10. by   grad2008
    Hello! I am a mom of 3...age 3, 9 and 10 and in my third year of an RN BSN nursing program. It can be difficult at times being away from the family to study for the next exam or write the next paper...so it's nice to hear there are other mom's out there persevering. Way to go!

    Good luck everyone!
  11. by   wish2bRN
    Yes, it is great to see so many of us "moms" going into nursing! Good luck to all of you, young, old, mom's, guys, too!

    I got offered a position on a med-surg floor that I LOVED when I did clinical there. I really didn't think I wanted to start in med surg, but when I went to interview yesterday I remembered how much I enjoyed the staff there last summer. The manager was actually pleased I was interviewing early (I don't grad. until June) and said she'd love to have me and would hold a position for me for when I graduate in June '07. I'm so excited I actually feel like studying again, LOL!
    Last edit by wish2bRN on Oct 19, '06
  12. by   k9's mom
    Hey Jennifer-good luck with your critical care rotation-there's alot to be learned there too! I'm taking gen ed classes now-hope to start BSN program in Aug 07 I'm going to school full-time and working PRN at a local hospital-nights and week-ends...hope for some better hours one of these days! Yep, days will be wonderful! Hey I just read your post r/t the new job/interview was yesterday! How cool is that! Congrats!!!
  13. by   djkmc1998
    hi! im jeannie, 27 yrs old, married for 8 yrs and a mother of 3 girls ages 7, 6, & 4. im in my 2nd year of lpn school. it is hard, i admire anyone who goes thru this in one year. right now i am kind of struggling with the studying/time with family balance. with three active kids, and a husband that works full time 3pm-11pm, it gets kind of hectic. so....hello to all of you fellow nursing students! im glad that we are all here and are going thru the same thing...esp those of you with kids as well!

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