Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 177

: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   michipichi
    Hi
    I'm Michi ..31 yr old, mother. Went back to school 1 year after having my daughter as a single parent...took me 3 years and change to get my A.S in pre-Nursing this summer, but faith, hardwork and determination paid off. Got accepted into an A.S.N program starting Jan 08 (Yeyyyyyyy). This is something that I have yearned to do. I am so proud and excited to finally be on my way!!!! GOOD LUCK to all of us!
  2. by   SFriscan
    Hi, I'm 24-yrs old and will graduate with a BSN this Fall I WILL one day be in administration level and make great changes for the nursing profession in California.
    I want to be a nurse advocate and a voice for nurses in the political arena.
    With experience in time, the sky's the limit. To be a consumer of research is expected of all nurses, but to actually want to be a part of that change is where I hope to be.
    In present time, I am aiming to work in the ICU, Med-Surg, or OR.
    Nursing education and nursing profession is controversial in context of where it is currently heading and why it is currently heading that way. I won't say anything further, but GOOD LUCK to everyone and I hope to learn a lot from you all and share in my experiences with you too. :1luvu:
  3. by   Gretchen1105
    Hi Everyone! I just found this discussion board today and I'm already addicted! I'm 26 years old and have recently decided to make a career change to nursing. I have a BS and MS degree in Accounting and have worked in the field for 3 years. I'm still making final decisions between an ASN or BSN acclerated program. Either way I will start my pre-reqs in Jan or May of 08. Very excited for this journey! Nice to meet all of you.
  4. by   Manifest
    I am currently an electrician working toward an RN certificate in a part-time 3 year program. There are @ 40 women and about 7 men in my program including me. I just started in September, so far I am having a blast.
  5. by   QueensNurseNY
    hi everyone! my name is jen and i'm a 24 yo student. i recently transferred from a community college to queens university in charlotte where i will be pursuing my asn. i can't wait! i've been waiting on this oppertunity for a long time and i intend to get everything possible out of the experience. my short term goal is obviously graduating but my long term plans involve critical care. i am highly interested in flight nursing and the burn unit so any help in this area would be great! it's nice to meet you all and i'm so glad i found this site before school starts next year!
  6. by   Do Or Do Not
    Hello! Name's Mike and I'm a 28 y/o geographer/mapmaker who's been in the pre-pharm program since Fall 06 but decided recently to go into pre-nursing instead. I only have some 5 courses left before finishing up (A/P I & II, Nutrition, Chem II, & Nutrition) and am looking to eventually get my MSN and be a Nurse Practitioner Hope to see everyone around!
  7. by   kerry123
    Hello, I'm Kerry, 38, married mom to a 5 year old son and will finish my ADN program in May!

    I've been lurking around for a while and finally thought I should introduce myself.
  8. by   huanquyen
    Quote from kerry123
    Hello, I'm Kerry, 38, married mom to a 5 year old son and will finish my ADN program in May!

    I've been lurking around for a while and finally thought I should introduce myself.
    Hi kerry,

    My name is QQ. I'm in second semester for ADN program. And I'm doing not good for OB right now. Do you have any tip for this course? Which school were you in? Are you in California? Thanks for your time.And congratulation to you.

    QQ.
  9. by   angel589
    HI MY NAME IS ANGEL,STARTING BSN IN JANUARY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF INTERAMERICANA IN PUERTO RICO,I HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING IN.
    I HAVE MY GED SIX MONTHS AGO.PRESENT JOB ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN.THERE IS NO FUTURE IN MY JOB SOO IAM MOVING....I AM 47 YEARS OLD AND AFTER MY BSN I WANT TO GO INTO MAESTRIA EN CIENCIAS EN ANESTESIA
  10. by   kerry123
    Quote from huanquyen
    Hi kerry,

    My name is QQ. I'm in second semester for ADN program. And I'm doing not good for OB right now. Do you have any tip for this course? Which school were you in? Are you in California? Thanks for your time.And congratulation to you.

    QQ.
    Hi QQ, I am in Massachusetts at a community college. I don't what to say about OB unless you have a specific question, only that I think the second year is more straightforward (I don't want to say easier) than the first year. Unless OB is your thing, or you have had a baby and experience to draw from, you just have to get through it. Good luck!
  11. by   Love2benurse80
    hey everyone ok heres my thing, iam not a nurse just yet, but it is something i truly want to do. since a young age, i have always been just fascinated when doctors and nurses help the sick, but i also knew about death at a young age as well. the adn program at the community college here in rochester ny has a waiting list, so i dont know what else to do.
    i had heard that some experience is beneficial and preferred, so iam looking into becoming a lpn in the mean time, and then going on to bsn. i cannot express the excitment i feel just thinking about nursing, and helping the sick, the happy, and people in general.
    a little about myself, iam 27, and i have been married to a wonderful and supportive man for two years now, we have to beautiful boys together. i had majored in accounting for a year, but found myself very bored, but i held a 3.6 gpa.
    iam so driven and independent from a young age, and know what i want in life. when i applied for nursing years ago, the course was full, and i just couldnt go anyways bc of daycare and transportation. now i can go pt for the lpn bc that is two days a week and on sat. that works better for me but heres the kicker, i do want to become a rn one day..id prefer to go right into the rn..but i also know i dont have experience in health care besides volunteering as kid in girl scouts, in a nursing home. i can tell u this, i knew back then i wanted to help others...whether it be rejoicing, or with their family in pain...i want to be a support system for another. so nursing is right for me, i feel compassion for it in my heart, and the will runs through my soul nice to meet you all!!!!
  12. by   Gretchen1105
    Nice to meet a fellow nurse to be from accountant! I have my bachlors and masters in Accounting, have worked in the field for 3 years now and will making my start to nursing education in May 08! Welcome!!
  13. by   dave5000
    :spin: Well I just joined the site last week and I love being able to talk to other students. I'm a 57 year old chef with 43 years in food service. Alas I had a accident and can't stand in one spot in a kitchen for 10 to 12 hours a day so My wife somehow talked me into becoming a lvn, I'm in my 1st semester. My wife has been a RN for 30 years and is currently the ADON in a snf. I'm older than 90% of my instructors and all my fellow students. But I'm proud to say I'm in the top 10%. not bad for a old geezer but I do study twice as much as the kids in my class. I really do love the kids that are with me but everyone calls me papa Dave. Have fun talk later

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