Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 40

: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   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by gretamatt
    i'm a soon-to-be 29y/o married mother of three ( ages 9, 7, 2) will be starting my 2nd year of a two year adn program. i'm really looking forward to may 2004 :roll interested in hearing how truly frightening nclex will be and any tips on setting through it without having a meltdown.
    gretamatt
    gretamatt, welcome!
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by farmrn2be
    hi, my name is christine. i'm 26 and not yet married, in a 3 yr relationship, so maybe one day...haha...yeah...

    oh well, anyways, i have no children yet so i guess i better do well... i've been accepted into our local adn program, and i'm set to start this fall. i should (hopefully) be graduating in may 2005. i've decided to prepare myself by taking nursing dosage calculations this summer as well as re-taking a geology class i (rebelliously ) failed 7 yrs ago to help repair my gpa. i've been lurking on these boards for a while and decided it was time to introduce myself!
    welcome, christine, we are glad you decided to join us.
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl


    Hi everyone, been a member here on the board for awhile, I am 29, no kids but have one of the best boyfriends on the face of the earth! I am finishing up my pre-reqs this summer with organic chem, microbiology, and english comp II. I start ADN program this fall and I can't wait! I was a former Navy hospital corpsman and while I don't forsee a major problem with my clinical skills, it is the paperwork stuff that terrifies me! Care plans and all that other fun stuff I had never have had to do. Wish me luck!

    Michelle
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by navynurse29


    hi everyone, been a member here on the board for awhile, i am 29, no kids but have one of the best boyfriends on the face of the earth! i am finishing up my pre-reqs this summer with organic chem, microbiology, and english comp ii. i start adn program this fall and i can't wait! i was a former navy hospital corpsman and while i don't forsee a major problem with my clinical skills, it is the paperwork stuff that terrifies me! care plans and all that other fun stuff i had never have had to do. wish me luck!

    michelle
    , michelle! congratulations on starting nursing school this fall.
  5. by   boopchick
    Hi!
    I'm Debbie...single mom of 2 teenagers, LPN of 8 years and starting my first semester(of 4) this September in the RN program.
  6. by   kbstudent
    Hi !!
    I'm Kathy. I am 44 years old and have two grown children, ages 22 and 19. I have just completed my first year of a two year ADN nursing program. Will graduate in May 2004. To all new and old students, keep the faith. You can do it. I attended nursing school and worked almost full time throughout the year. Once you make your mind up to do something, just do it. Best of luck to everyone.
  7. by   CarolinaGrl
    Hi, I am new to the board but love that I can hear about other nursing student's experiences here. I am in the homestretch of school since I graduate in August but still feel very much like a student!! I am married and have no kids, just a dog. So far, I love nursing and look forward to calling myself an RN

    CarolinaGrl
  8. by   Scruffy
    Hi Everybody!!
    My name is James and I start pre-reqs for an extended ADN school on Tuesday. We have to take a CNA course and a first year college level/senior high school level chemistry course. I work full-time as a mental health worker and am looking to become a psych nurse/case manager-- although i am very interested in the body as well. In our school we can take up to a year of liberal arts and sciences then focus entirely on nursing for the following two years.Hopefully, this means i will be able to work a little, too. At least that is the way the extended program works. I am both excited and nervous. I am 36, single, no kids, and will be attending a predominantly women's catholic school. Things should be interesting! I have been lurking around this web site for a few years as my interest in nursing grew, but i haven't ever chimed in. I thought now might be a good time to start. I have a BA degree with a double major in Journalism and Sociology but have discovered that my true calling is serving others. Now if i can survive the rigors of the nursing profession and school. I am sorry this is long. Talk to you all soon.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by boopchick
    hi!
    i'm debbie...single mom of 2 teenagers, lpn of 8 years and starting my first semester(of 4) this september in the rn program.
    debbie, welcome. all the best to you.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kbstudent
    hi !!
    i'm kathy. i am 44 years old and have two grown children, ages 22 and 19. i have just completed my first year of a two year adn nursing program. will graduate in may 2004. to all new and old students, keep the faith. you can do it. i attended nursing school and worked almost full time throughout the year. once you make your mind up to do something, just do it. best of luck to everyone.
    welocme, kathy. thanks for the encouragement and the same to you too.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by carolinagrl
    hi, i am new to the board but love that i can hear about other nursing student's experiences here. i am in the homestretch of school since i graduate in august but still feel very much like a student!! i am married and have no kids, just a dog. so far, i love nursing and look forward to calling myself an rn

    carolinagrl
    carolinagrl, welcome! wow, you are almost there, congratulations!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by scruffy
    hi everybody!!
    my name is james and i start pre-reqs for an extended adn school on tuesday. we have to take a cna course and a first year college level/senior high school level chemistry course. i work full-time as a mental health worker and am looking to become a psych nurse/case manager-- although i am very interested in the body as well. in our school we can take up to a year of liberal arts and sciences then focus entirely on nursing for the following two years.hopefully, this means i will be able to work a little, too. at least that is the way the extended program works. i am both excited and nervous. i am 36, single, no kids, and will be attending a predominantly women's catholic school. things should be interesting! i have been lurking around this web site for a few years as my interest in nursing grew, but i haven't ever chimed in. i thought now might be a good time to start. i have a ba degree with a double major in journalism and sociology but have discovered that my true calling is serving others. now if i can survive the rigors of the nursing profession and school. i am sorry this is long. talk to you all soon.
    welocme, james! i am sure you will survive in your endeavors. keep hanging in there!
  13. by   ~Cel~
    Hi! I am Celeste, 31. Mom to 4 girls ages 9, 4 (5 in Nov.), 2 (3 in Oct.), and 1 (2 in Sept.). I applied to a local LPN program twice, each time finding out I was pregnant soon after applying. I knew I didn't have what it took to be pg and a student at the same time, so I put it off...way off.

    My passion for nursing started young. When I was in high school I went to Vo-tech for Allied Health Careers, I was 16 then and I loved it! At age 19 I worked in a local nursing home. Not too long after starting there the state required nursing assistants to be certified so I got my CNA, and then at 25 I became a Home Health Aide. For the last 2 years I've been a stay-at-home mom. I am finally ready to pursue my nursing degree!!!!

    I just enrolled in school last week, I will be taking my pre-reqs and req courses starting this fall. Then next year (Fall 2004), if all goes well and I am accepted I will begin my nursing courses. I'm going for my ASN first, then on to BSN, then maybe on to Masters. Eventually, I would like to end up teaching nursing. We'll see how it goes though, I just might change my mind.

    I'm glad to have found this site and have a place to come to talk to, learn from, and get to know others who share the same passion.

    Good luck to you all,
    Cel

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