Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 29

: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   orca1
    Hi Everyone:
    My name is Lisa and I am 31 going to be 32 way to soon . I am in my final semester of a 2 year program and will be finishing up in May. I am getting married in July and the "mom" to a Boxer named Kayla, a Cockatiel named Percy, a Gecko named Lazarus, and a future husband by the name of Chris.
    I was very excited to find this site!!!
    I hope everyone is having a good semester and study hard!
    Lisa
  2. by   illeniccup
    EE2NP--YOU are a man after my own heart! While I have not been an engineer for 30 years, it has been 15 (Civil--yuck!), and I too am trying to become an RN, with eventually going the NP route. As things are now, I would love to work in L&D, and have finished my pre-req's for our local ADN program. It will probably be another few years before I can quit my job and go to school full-time (it's the only way to do it here), so I will just be a "wanna-be" until then.

    This is a GREAT website, with lots of interesting subjects, and better yet, devoted, helpful people! I wish you luck in your endeavors and hope to maybe keep in touch with all of the second-career types out there. There is obviously a reason we are determined to do this and why we didn't do it right away...keep up the good work. You are VERY fortunate to have your company behind you for the education...sounds like a terrific place to work.
  3. by   Belgndogs
    Hi! I'm Healey. I'm currently finishing up prereq's (anatomy this quarter, physio next) and will hopefully be starting the nursing program in the fall. I'm 35, already have a BA in Bio, not married but have 4 'furkids.' I've really enjoyed reading through this site and getting everyone's insight. Looking forward to talking with all of you!
  4. by   EE2NP
    Originally posted by illeniccup
    EE2NP--YOU are a man after my own heart! While I have not been an engineer for 30 years, it has been 15 (Civil--yuck!), and I too am trying to become an RN, with eventually going the NP route. As things are now, I would love to work in L&D, and have finished my pre-req's for our local ADN program. It will probably be another few years before I can quit my job and go to school full-time (it's the only way to do it here), so I will just be a "wanna-be" until then.

    This is a GREAT website, with lots of interesting subjects, and better yet, devoted, helpful people! I wish you luck in your endeavors and hope to maybe keep in touch with all of the second-career types out there. There is obviously a reason we are determined to do this and why we didn't do it right away...keep up the good work. You are VERY fortunate to have your company behind you for the education...sounds like a terrific place to work.
    Thanks for the kind words. I always had an interest in the medical field. In fact many years ago I though about pursuing medicine, but it was just so expensive in those days. There are so many opportunities for young people these days with college loans, financial aid, company sponsored, etc. - it's really great.

    I'm checking into whether some of my old classes (e.g. chemistry, math, biology, et. al.) need to be current (i.e. not older than five to seven years.) that might make a difference in what I do first. Currently, I'm taking 13 hours of basically refresher classes in engineering. I thought I would try to sit for the PE sometime this spring. I should have done it 30 years ago when I remembered all that stuff.

    Thanks and good luck to you. I wish you every success. God bless.

    Walt
  5. by   amken
    Hi !!!!!!!!!!!

    I am in my last semester of prereqs !!!!!!!!!! I will start my nursing classes in May!!!! I should graduate in Dec. 2004!!!!! Then I will finally be a RN!!!!!!!!!!!I am a single mom of a little girl who just turned 4 this month. I love this site ..............
    Last edit by amken on Feb 27, '03
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    everyone, welcome!
  7. by   CVnurse08
    Hi, am I allowed to do this even though I'm not a nursing student yet ?? Anyway, I am a sophmore in high school and plan to start taking my pre-reqs in my senior year of high school because our community college has this dual enrollent thing. I would love to eventually work in the NICU or newborn nursery. Ta-ta !!
  8. by   AmyLiz
    Hello all!

    I'm 32 y/o (soon to be 33 in May) with a Bachelors in Psychology. I haven't used the degree hardly at all since I got in in December 1994. I've done mostly office work, admin asst-type jobs since then. I have always had a keen interest in the medical field. Since I was a kid, really...I wanted to be a nurse in early elementary school, then I wanted to be a Medical Examiner later in elementary school (I blame it on watching Quincy all those years! :chuckle ) I didn't think of seriously going into the medical field until just this past year when my husband started having some medical problems (he's got an acoustic neuroma which will be surgically removed next week and had a nasty bout with kidney stones earlier this month). I realized how much at ease I was in emergency situations & how I still really felt drawn to healthcare. So now I've enrolled in an ADN program at my local community college. I start classes next month, prereq's this first quarter: Chemistry & Intro to Healthcare Delivery. After that I can take the PAX-RN exam & be admitted into the program. The only thing that kind of irritated me was that I have to take Intro to Psych again, as it had been over 10 years since I took that particular class. Seems ridiculous to me since I have a whole DEGREE in the subject and could probably TEACH the course myself. But, then I figure...it should be an easy A!

    Amy
  9. by   orca1
    Hi Amy
    I know how frustrate dyou must be to have a degree in Psych and then have to take a Intto to Psych course. The same thing happened to me. I have a minor in Psych and had to take a birth through death course. I had covered birth through death, just not in one course.
    Anyhow.....just think of it as one of the many hoops to jump through. Take care and good luck.

    Lisa
  10. by   litebrite
    Hi,

    I am 23 years old. I graduated nursing school in 2000. I am now going back to school for my BSN. I had to take a few pre-req's, so I am doing them on-line now. Don't know when I'll be done. Part-time work and part-time student. Good Luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rayrae
    hey all, i am rachel, 19 yrs old, a second year nursing student starting first clinicals in less than 2 weeks and terrified, that i will actually be sticking needles in people instead of hot dogs and rubber arms! but somewhere inside all that scaredness, i'm also hopeful (i think )
    rachel, hello and welcome! all the best to you.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by amyliz
    hello all!

    i'm 32 y/o (soon to be 33 in may) with a bachelors in psychology. i haven't used the degree hardly at all since i got in in december 1994. i've done mostly office work, admin asst-type jobs since then. i have always had a keen interest in the medical field. since i was a kid, really...i wanted to be a nurse in early elementary school, then i wanted to be a medical examiner later in elementary school (i blame it on watching quincy all those years! :chuckle ) i didn't think of seriously going into the medical field until just this past year when my husband started having some medical problems (he's got an acoustic neuroma which will be surgically removed next week and had a nasty bout with kidney stones earlier this month). i realized how much at ease i was in emergency situations & how i still really felt drawn to healthcare. so now i've enrolled in an adn program at my local community college. i start classes next month, prereq's this first quarter: chemistry & intro to healthcare delivery. after that i can take the pax-rn exam & be admitted into the program. the only thing that kind of irritated me was that i have to take intro to psych again, as it had been over 10 years since i took that particular class. seems ridiculous to me since i have a whole degree in the subject and could probably teach the course myself. but, then i figure...it should be an easy a!

    amy
    amy, welcome to the board! much continued success to you.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by orca1
    hi amy
    i know how frustrate dyou must be to have a degree in psych and then have to take a intto to psych course. the same thing happened to me. i have a minor in psych and had to take a birth through death course. i had covered birth through death, just not in one course.
    anyhow.....just think of it as one of the many hoops to jump through. take care and good luck.

    lisa
    lisa, welcome! all the best to you.

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