Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 188

: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   momof4FL
    I'm Brooke, 38 year old mom to four children ages 13, 8, 6 and 2. I have a BA in Elementary Ed and now I am going back to school to get an Associate's RN. I have just started my pre-reqs and co-reqs. I hope to apply to the Nursing Program in Spring 2010 and start in Summer 2010. I'm currently taking Human Biology and Human Development. Still need College Alg and A &P 1 as pre-reqs and Micro and A & P 2 as co-reqs.

    I am really enjoying learning and using my brain again as I have been a stay at home mom for 8 years! My current classes are really interesting and I am so much more dedicated than when I was in college the first time as an 18 year old!
  2. by   dennys waitress
    I am a returning student. I have been out of school for about 5 yrs. I am still working on pre. requs. but I hope to be able to get on a list asap. After a year of being a waitress at Denny's I have a deffinite need to do something different with my life. I am so very excited to start in the fall. I was searching the internet finding everything I could about nursing. I am so happy to see there is something out there for all of my questions.
  3. by   runtagua
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Joy. I'm 38 and mother to just one - he's almost 6 and going into first grade this August.

    I start the RN program at City College of SF in August. It has been a long wait to get in, but I'm totally ready and totally excited. I currently work at my son's old Montessori preschool - in the office, not with the kids. It's a low-stress job that will be flexible with my schedule.

    I've been mostly lurking here, posting sometimes. The insight and advice I have gained, though, has been most valuable. This is a wonderful community, and I am glad to have found it.
  4. by   Adams_Mommy_07
    My name is Melanie, mother of one, a toddler who will be two next month! I just turned 24 and I am returning to school (start the Nursing program in January) after earning my B.A. in an unrelated field. The last year I have been completing my pre and co-reqs and am very eager to get the program started in FIVE months!!!
  5. by   StudentBeccy
    Hi, i'm Beccy, mother of a 2yo girl (3 in november) I've only just found this forum, quite by mistake actually. It's amazing what doing a google on Hodgkins lymphoma will do for you. And, i already recognise one person on here already from a diff forum (Yes, AM, i am stalking you )

    I'm almost finished my EN thru TAFE at Port Adelaide. I start my clinical placement at the start of November this year. i cant wait!
  6. by   annagalloway
    Hi I'm Anna, 30, married, mom of step son 13, daughter 10 and sons 8 and 5. Currently in my last semester of RN clinicals. Graduation is in december of 2009, I am wondering where I will get a job.
  7. by   nikkisn
    my names nicole and i'm 25 with two little girls, 1.5 and 4.5, and a very supportive husband(so far). i'm attending nursing school at palomar college and had my first night tonight...here goes nothing, or should i say everything =)
  8. by   futurernfarmer
    My name is Allison, and I am a 22yo student at CCAC South in Pittsburgh. I've been going there since 2005. First as a Psych major, then undecided, then switched to Pre-nursing. I've gone full time and part time, worked part time and full time. I've been laid off from both full time jobs I've ever held. The second time a year almost to the day from the first time. Go figure. :-) Now I'm just going to school full time. Although next semester I only need Microbiology, so I'll try to find work then. I've taken the NET already and scored in the 98th percentile (yay!) I'll apply to the Nursing program in November to start next fall. Over the summer I took advantage of my school's "Displaced Worker Program" for laid off workers. I got to take a free EMT course. It was the hardest summer class I've ever taken. It overlapped with fall semester by a couple weeks, which was very stressful, but I am now a certified EMT! With that, I will look for a part time Patient Care Tech position to hold me over until I'm done with school. I don't know what area of nursing I want to go into yet, but I do have some plans. After I get 2-3 years experience nursing, I want to travel the country with my fiance travel nursing, and buy land somewhere for a sustainable farm. And get married at some point in all that.
  9. by   NC4RN
    Hey,
    I'm Kate, I'm in my second year of the ADN program at A-B tech in Asheville, NC. I have 3 young boys (8, 6, and 4), and am getting ready to start my peds clinical. I just finished mother/baby. I like to knit scarves because they're pretty mindless (the way I make them, anyway , hang out with my kiddos, cook good foods (and eat them), and read. These are things I have little time for, however, because of the aforementioned student-hood. I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you, and hope to celebrate our journeys together.

    Kate
  10. by   MzCie
    My name is Ciearra Im a 22 year old LPN student in my 3rd trimester. I expect to graduate in Feb 2010 Im so excited and scared at the same time. (of HESI mostly and NCLEX) But I believe I will prosper.
  11. by   mercuryrawks
    Hey everyone! Glad this thread has been revived! I am a 30year old stay at home mom of 3 amazing kids, 4.5 boy, 3 girl and 17 month old boy. I started back to school when my daughter was 6 months old, and had to start over, because they didn't want to accept my credits from a previous degree. So, I have been trekking along, and had another kid along the way, going a mix of full and part time. The delayed entry was a blessing with having my "suprise" baby, because I was able to take online classes when he was still nursing constantly. Now we are both ready for me to be gone 5+ nights a week for school. I got my provisional acceptance, and if I pass the TEAS, will be starting in Jan 2010. I plan to go right through to my BSN, and then try and find a job on a maternity unit. By the time I graduate, I will also be a certified birth educator, an IBCLC, and a La Leche Leader, so I hope that gives me a foot in the door on the unit. I keep getting told to keep your head down, and mouth shut. So, I guess that is what I will do! And study study study!! I have been able to maintain a 3.7GPA and hope I don't fail myself. OR THE TEAS!!!!

    Looking forward to spending my next few years becoming the nurse that makes a difference. I am looking forward to the support and encouragment I know exists on this board. Good luck everyone!!!
  12. by   the_london_sky
    Hi I am Carla. I will start my Diploma in Nursing May 2010, just sent in my forms for registration and my background check!!! I am 23 yrs old, engaged, no kids. I have my BS in Biology but am excited about starting school again.
  13. by   Cayles1102
    Hi, I'm Carlie 25 years old and about to start the nursing program in January

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