Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 34

: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   Koalablue
    Hi everyone,

    I have been reading these boards for a few months now - what a wealth of information! Anyway, I am Rebecca, nearly 34 years old. No kids, no feller <g> (not anymore!)

    I decided while I have this opportunity to be single again I would go back and get my degree in nursing. I previously (umm...12 years or so ago?) did half of my registered nurse training (hospital based) but dropped out to become an enrolled nurse - the equivalent of your LPN, I think. I only worked for a year afterwards as an EN though, so I have been out of nursing for a long while now. Oh yes, I guess I should say I am from Australia :-)

    Anywhoooo - I have just started as of 3rd of March at university. Whahoo! And I am overwhelmed with work already LOL. I got lucky and was admitted straight into the second year of the degree. It takes three years to get your BSN here, but because I have a previous degree (Bachelor of Arts) I was granted credit for the first year. Funnily enough, my previous nursing experience counted for nothing! Oh well, matters not - I'm in!

    I have a great friend who lives in Missouri. We had a wonderful idea of me going over to the US to study for my degree - there was just one little problem - it is waaaay too expensive! I realise how lucky I am - I think all up it will cost me about $4500 to get this degree (less than $US2250 roughly). And that money is paid to the government and can be deferred until after I graduate. Uni fees are only a couple of hundred per year. Still, I would have loved to have gone to the states to study - oh and hang out with my best friend <VBG>. Actually, it's probably good that I had to stay here - I might have had way too much fun in Missouri and wound up paying for a degree I didn't get LOL.

    Mind you, it looks like Aussie nurses earn about half what US nurses do - so I guess there is a downside to everything.

    I am very interested in working in NICU when I graduate. It has long been an ambition of mine, but I am keeping my eyes open and exploring other areas too - I think that is half the fun of nursing, so many options and specialties to work in. And besides, I might hate working NICU (I doubt it though!), so want some firm ideas of other areas I might transfer to if that is the case.

    Guess I have rabbited on enough. I love reading everyone elses posts, its so fascinating to hear about everybody's histories and current lives. Anyone interested in chatting with a slightly deranged and study-drunk Aussie - feel free!

    Email is as follows - rah15@ozemail.com.au

    Rebecca
    Who should *really* be studying pathophysiology and pharmacology for this Fridays exam....................oooops...
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    rebecca, welcome and all the best to you!
  3. by   inodou
    Hi I am Susie, I was just accepted into nursing school. I am taking a 2 year program and I will graduate in 2005.

    Currently I am working full time as a 911 emergency dispatcher. I have a 2 year old son. It is very hard to work full time and go to school full time, but I am doing great in all of my classes. I am also a EMT. I don't know what else to say, I may think of something else
    later.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by inodou
    hi i am susie, i was just accepted into nursing school. i am taking a 2 year program and i will graduate in 2005.

    currently i am working full time as a 911 emergency dispatcher. i have a 2 year old son. it is very hard to work full time and go to school full time, but i am doing great in all of my classes. i am also a emt. i don't know what else to say, i may think of something else
    later.
    susie, welcome to the board!

    congratulations on being accepted and all the best to you.
  5. by   blklab
    Hi, my name is Ali. I am finishing up all general classes and will begin nursing courses in January for my adn. I am 28 years old, have been married for 10 years and we have 4 boys and finally a little girl. Good luck to all of you!
  6. by   nursejenrad
    Hi Stephany,

    I'm Jennifer. LPN grad in 98. 3rd semester/ BSN student.
    Where are you going to school?
    I have 3 boys age 13, 11, 8. 31 years old and counting.

    Hoped to have my RN before 30 but at least i'm getting there. I will be 32 w/Rn and 33 w/BSN if I can stick it out.

    Are you as tired as me?
  7. by   rnmi2004
    Hello. I'm done with all my general education requirements (unless the powers that be decide to tack on some more) and I'm in my first semester pursuing my associate's degree.

    I've been married 7 years to a wonderful supportive husband, and we have a 12-year old girl (my stepdaughter), a 6-yo and 4-yo girl, and a 3-yo boy. I quit working my job as a part-time graphics artist once I began nursing school in January, so now I'm a homemaker and a student.

    I'm so glad I'm finally in nursing school! It took me 2 years to get here, but I absolutely love it, especially clinicals. I know I've picked the right profession.
  8. by   nursebucky
    :roll
    I am sitting here smiling. I have my acceptance letter into the RN (2 yr) program here in Atlanta Ga starting in August 2003. The program is 4 semesters long. I am taking micro this summer after receiving a hard earned A in Biology A&P II. I made a C the first time but felt I needed an A to stay competitive and make it to the top of the list. It worked!

    My real name is Pam. I am happily married to my sweetheart of 5 years. My husband is my only kid. He is off the breast now and I can attend school and feel comfortable knowing he can cook his own tv dinners without me.


    I am very excited and happy to be on aboard with all of you.

    Call me Bucky or Bucktooth (my favorite cartoon character tribute to Bugs Bunny.)
  9. by   nursejenrad
    Hi Pam,
    My name is Jennifer. I am in a 4 year BSN program here in denver but I noticed you live in Atlanta. I have been trying to find a way to get to Atlanta- my sweetheart lives in Mcdougna (I know thats not spelled right) and so I thought it would be cool to say hello. I am too much in the middle of school and I looked at transfers to other colleges but it is just not going to happen. Maybe next year when I have my ADN, then I could transfer easily. Anyway, I know nobody in Atlanta so maybe we could email and who knows, maybe if I move we could go hang out or something.
    I met my boyfriend a long time ago, he is and always will be my first love. We have been reunited for a year now and want to get married if we can figure out how to get to each other.
    Anyway, congrats on school.
    Email me if you want to
    jenradkeusa@yahoo.com
    Bye!
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nursejenrad
    hi stephany,

    i'm jennifer. lpn grad in 98. 3rd semester/ bsn student.
    where are you going to school?
    i have 3 boys age 13, 11, 8. 31 years old and counting.

    hoped to have my rn before 30 but at least i'm getting there. i will be 32 w/rn and 33 w/bsn if i can stick it out.

    are you as tired as me?
    welcome!

    i live and attend school in alabama. yes, tired but determined.


    hang in there and look forward to seeing more of you on the board!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rnmi2004
    hello. i'm done with all my general education requirements (unless the powers that be decide to tack on some more) and i'm in my first semester pursuing my associate's degree.

    i've been married 7 years to a wonderful supportive husband, and we have a 12-year old girl (my stepdaughter), a 6-yo and 4-yo girl, and a 3-yo boy. i quit working my job as a part-time graphics artist once i began nursing school in january, so now i'm a homemaker and a student.

    i'm so glad i'm finally in nursing school! it took me 2 years to get here, but i absolutely love it, especially clinicals. i know i've picked the right profession.
    and welcome!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nursebucky
    :roll
    i am sitting here smiling. i have my acceptance letter into the rn (2 yr) program here in atlanta ga starting in august 2003. the program is 4 semesters long. i am taking micro this summer after receiving a hard earned a in biology a&p ii. i made a c the first time but felt i needed an a to stay competitive and make it to the top of the list. it worked!

    my real name is pam. i am happily married to my sweetheart of 5 years. my husband is my only kid. he is off the breast now and i can attend school and feel comfortable knowing he can cook his own tv dinners without me.
    :d :d

    i am very excited and happy to be on aboard with all of you.

    call me bucky or bucktooth (my favorite cartoon character tribute to bugs bunny.)
    pam, welcome. love that sense of humor! hehe.

    congratulations and all the best to you!
  13. by   kitnkids
    I am just finishing up my BSN - was supposed to grad in May, but my 14 yo daughter had an argument with a go-kart. For the most part the go-kart won, so I'll be making up some couse work and finishing next December.

    I am a single mom of 3 kids ages 3, 5 and 14. My middle child is a boy and the other two are girls. Between them, school and working as clinical assistant at Children's Hospital I am always on the move!:roll

    I look forward to meeting you all. I wish I'd found this sooner in my student nursing career!!

    Kit

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