Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 171

: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   Jemstar
    Hi Everyone

    Im new here, Im in my 2nd semester of first year nursing degree that will lead to me becoming an RN. Due to finish end of 2009. It seems like so far away!

    I think its a little different here to what you are all explaining about your courses... In australia we have to do a 3 year bachelor of nursing degree then 1 year graduate nursing program on the job.

    Im looking forward to finding answers to all my questions I have so far!

    PS I saw someone talking about bed bathing.... we had to do it in our bathers too!


    Cheers

    Jem xx
  2. by   littledarlings
    Hello All,

    It's been awhile since I visited this forum. Last evening was my orientation for my part-time evenining BSN program. Reality is starting to set in. Next Tuesday is my first day of class. Good luck to all and thanks for the encouragement! P.S. We had to take the TEAS exam; I recall the time when my daughter was young and was having a hard time with this particular homework assignment. She says "that it's hard for her to remember things taught because the new stuff is pushing the old stuff out of her brain. I truly know what she means now.
  3. by   RN,BSN84
    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Keisha; Im 22yrs old, and im starting NS in Sept. 2007. It's so nice to see so many people going through the same thing as me. So I know im not alone feeling scared, excited, etc. I hope to get to know everyone alittle more as time goes on. Good Luck!!
  4. by   CndnRNstudent
    I'm Roger, I'm 23 years old and I'm going into my 2nd year (3rd semester) of the BScN program in Northern Ontario at Sault College. I have quite a ways to go still but I'm totally geared up for it!
  5. by   2bLPN_Tiff
    Yes, we are going to be draped but it is up our partner to keep us covered. The instructor says something about showing us how important privacy is to patients. I think as a woman with 3 kids I alreadt know how important privacy is. I just want to get this over with!
  6. by   nursetwobe
    Hi everyone! My name is Christy and I just signed up to this forum today. I am 18 months away from getting my BSN. I am 25 years old, married, with no children . I really want children but we have had no luck yet. I am working full time while obtaining my degree but will have to go part time next semester due to some requirements for my degree.

    Christy
  7. by   CLC172
    Quote from 2bLPN_Tiff
    Labs are my number one fear because we are practicing on each other, its different when you are working with a client. In a couple of weeks we are giving each other bed baths.....Buck naked and everything....this seems strange to me because everyone I that I have talked to that went to a different school has said they didn't have to do this....they just did the motions "Annie" or eachother. Did anyone here attend a school that made them do this?
    Wow, that's hard-core! We did wear bathing suits, mainly so that our backs could be reached, nothing very revealing at all. We had to wash arms, legs and back. I did overhear one of our teachers saying that they used to have to give full-out nude baths, but that was years ago. I agree with you that you already know how important privacy is! Do you guys have any males in your class?? It's different with a patient in a professional setting than with classmates that you see and deal with on the same level every day!

    Honestly, I think that some people are just good at nursing and respecting their patients', and some (not as often), just aren't. Making you do a full-nude sponge bath isn't going to automatically change your people skills...

    Well, good luck and just grin and bear it. You'll get through it and then you'll be able to do the career that you really want to do!
  8. by   SAVMAY09
    HI ALL NURSES AND FELLOW STUDENTS!!!
    My name is Darcey and I start Nursing 100 and 101 on September 5th and am very excited.
    I am currently a psych tech, working 3-11
    I have decided to go back to school now that my son is in college this fall himself, I have more time to focus on me
    An RN on my unit recommended this site to me, thanks Jose!
  9. by   Emeraude
    Im in 3rd yr. 17yrs. old enrolled in a 4 yr. nursing course and in deep fecesT_T our curriculum is so messed up considering we handle different shifts, areas, hospitals every week! and not to mention a case study at the end of each week along with presentation and defense....
  10. by   lotus31
    Hey All,
    I'm starting my second year in an ADN program and I can't wait to graduate. I work part time as a Nurse Tech at a local hospital and I'm married with 3 kids. Have I mentioned that I can't wait to graduate?
  11. by   steffyjane
    Hi I'm Steph, and this is my first post! I'm 24 and about to start a diploma to BSN program in Philadelphia PA next week! I just finished taking 30 credits of prerequisites at community college, and I maintained a 4.0 gpa. I'm ready for the challenge of nursing school, and I can't wait to start! I just got married 3 months ago in June, and I'm a little worried about the balancing act that is about to begin. Anyone have any advice? I don't have any kids yet (and hopefully not until i'm finished school!).
  12. by   jEojEo7
    hello im jojo from middle east iwill start my last year on adn nursing programme on septmber i just wanna say the nursing is akind of way you may choose it by accidant but once you involve your self on it you will full in love with it
    best wishes for all
  13. by   HDM
    Hi. Nice to meet you. I want to wish you the very best this semester!

    I am not sure how to post a new introduction so I will do it here.

    I have one adult child who I am very close to. I lost my husband and best friend in May, 2007 following a Mar, 2007 diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I was able to take care of him at home per his wishes until 4 days before he passed.

    I have been a full time nursing assistant for 20 years, first in long term care and then I transferred to the hospital side in April, 06. I am on an educational leave of absence this first semester with a 13 credit load.

    I am a new ADN student in my first week of the first semester of a 5 semester program. I am feeling overwhelmed right now.

    HDM

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