Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 43

: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   kaitlynsmomma
    Hi everyone!!!
    My name is katie, I am 22 years old. I have been married to a wonderful man for 2 1/2 years now. We have a "special" daughter named Kaitlyn who (along with my mother) is my inspiration for making through nursing school and becoming an awesome nurse! I am a full time Mommy to Kaitlyn and a student. I just transferred out of a University to a Tech College to get my two year RN instead of a four year. I will probably go back in time to get my BSN, and eventually my Master's. Anyhoo, I look foward to meeting all of you, learning from you, and sharing all of our wonderful experiences.

    Thanks, Katie
  2. by   Gotzfaith
    Hello everyone!

    I should introduce myself. I am from Illinois, LPN for 20 years, married- no kids, however I have a dog and a pet rat. I start the ADN program in the fall, all finished with all the gen Ed classes, only nursing left. YaHoo! I can't wait for classes to start, this is my lifetime dream. I love nursing! I am currently employed in a acute care facility, and I also do pediatric home care. My spouse is less than supportive (he actually told me that he expects me to fail), but I have the support of my wonderful family. I will be taking classes with my best friend and she has a very supportive spouse. I have been so excited to find this web site. It is great sharing tips and support. Blessings! Ronda
  3. by   juji fruit
    Hello :0) My name is Court and I will enter my fifth of six quarters of my ADN program in the fall. I am so excited to graduate (and so is my husband :0). Graduation will be March 2004. I have an almost 5 year old, a dog and a cat. I went into nursing to work L/D. I am looking forward to chatting with you all this summer!
  4. by   Evie
    My name is Evie and I am studying Bachelor of Nursing in Australia, and looking forward to graduating in November 2004. I've been at uni since finishing school 4 years ago, and did half of a dual degree in Science and Arts (Japanese). I love what I'm doing and it's really refreshing to feel that way about study after being unsure of what I wanted to do for what felt like a long time! I'm single, no kids, & still live at home with my family (I'm 21). When I graduate I want to do my grad program in a provincial town rather than the city, where I'm living & studying now. Rural nursing is what is calling me (I think!!) :-)

    I work as an AIN. I am still trying to get my head around the US system and what qualification leads to what position. Here we have AINs (Assistant in Nursing, or PCA, Personal Care Attendant), EN (Enrolled Nurse - study through TAFE college), EEN (Endorsed Enrolled Nurse - medication endorsement), then RN (need uni degree). I would love to work in Canada or the US one day.
  5. by   Caitlin's Mommy
    My name is Jennifer and have been married for almost ten years,and have a one beautifull daughter.I work as a CNA and I've just started my first semester school to go into the ADN program.Right now I'm just taking pre-requ's.After I graduate and get some nursing experiance I plan on getting my BSN and then my masters.

    I'm looking forward to chatting with all of you and wish everyone the best of luck.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kidsluvme
    hi all :-)
    i'm bj. 23/m. single (gf for 1.5yrs)/no kids (yet).
    2 year electronics degree. been to 8 countries and about a dozen us cities working for the gov since i was 20. pretty much maxed out where i'm gonna go with my electronics degree and am unsatisfied with the type of work (travel was nice but it's old and gets lonely) and definately do not want to go back to school for electronics.
    raised by nurses. don't know my father. i love to be around kids and kidsluvme too :-) i would really really really love to work in peds in the not-so-distant future and hopefully work at the children's hostpital in pittsburgh pa (my great grandmother was a volunteer there and used to make crafts with the kids when i was growing up). everyone i know says that i am inspirational/positive influence and i would like to give hope and inspiration to kids that need/could use it.
    i don't really rely on a social life for much of anything and i love to work hard. i am greatful for the blessings that god has given me and i just want to give back in any way i can.
    i am so glad that i found this site and i really enjoy reading all of the things that everyone posts. i think that nurses are an outstanding group of people and deserve everyones gratitude and respect. i look forward to hearing from all of you and i can't wait until i can count myself as your fellow nurse.
    sincerely,
    bj
    bj, welcome! how interesting you sound! so much has been done in your "young" life and you have so much to give to your patients and people.

    i do wish you well!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by angeljr88
    hi my name is jessica i am 22 years old and went to work right out of high school ( dumb move on my part)...lol well i got fed up with not having a degree and decided to return to school full time and pursue a nursing degree, ive got great support from my family friends and boyfriend, ive decided to join this forum so i can have someone to talk to on those long days and keep up the inspriation....look forward to chating with everyone
    jessica, welcome to the board! we look forward to sharing with you too.

    much success in your endeavors.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kaitlynsmomma
    hi everyone!!!
    my name is katie, i am 22 years old. i have been married to a wonderful man for 2 1/2 years now. we have a "special" daughter named kaitlyn who (along with my mother) is my inspiration for making through nursing school and becoming an awesome nurse! i am a full time mommy to kaitlyn and a student. i just transferred out of a university to a tech college to get my two year rn instead of a four year. i will probably go back in time to get my bsn, and eventually my master's. anyhoo, i look foward to meeting all of you, learning from you, and sharing all of our wonderful experiences.

    thanks, katie
    katie, welcome!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by gotzfaith
    hello everyone!

    i should introduce myself. i am from illinois, lpn for 20 years, married- no kids, however i have a dog and a pet rat. i start the adn program in the fall, all finished with all the gen ed classes, only nursing left. yahoo! i can't wait for classes to start, this is my lifetime dream. i love nursing! i am currently employed in a acute care facility, and i also do pediatric home care. my spouse is less than supportive (he actually told me that he expects me to fail), but i have the support of my wonderful family. i will be taking classes with my best friend and she has a very supportive spouse. i have been so excited to find this web site. it is great sharing tips and support. blessings! ronda
    welocme, rhonda! congratulations on going back for your rn!


    sorry to hear your husband is less than supportive, however, it's good to hear you have support from your family and best friend.

    you too will find support from those of us here at allnurses.

    keep the faith and blessings to you too.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by juji fruit
    hello :0) my name is court and i will enter my fifth of six quarters of my adn program in the fall. i am so excited to graduate (and so is my husband :0). graduation will be march 2004. i have an almost 5 year old, a dog and a cat. i went into nursing to work l/d. i am looking forward to chatting with you all this summer!
    court, welcome! you are almost there! we are pleased to meet you and do wish you continued success.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by evie
    my name is evie and i am studying bachelor of nursing in australia, and looking forward to graduating in november 2004. i've been at uni since finishing school 4 years ago, and did half of a dual degree in science and arts (japanese). i love what i'm doing and it's really refreshing to feel that way about study after being unsure of what i wanted to do for what felt like a long time! i'm single, no kids, & still live at home with my family (i'm 21). when i graduate i want to do my grad program in a provincial town rather than the city, where i'm living & studying now. rural nursing is what is calling me (i think!!) :-)

    i work as an ain. i am still trying to get my head around the us system and what qualification leads to what position. here we have ains (assistant in nursing, or pca, personal care attendant), en (enrolled nurse - study through tafe college), een (endorsed enrolled nurse - medication endorsement), then rn (need uni degree). i would love to work in canada or the us one day.
    evie, welcome! here's wishing you the best in your endeavors.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by caitlin's mommy
    my name is jennifer and have been married for almost ten years,and have a one beautifull daughter.i work as a cna and i've just started my first semester school to go into the adn program.right now i'm just taking pre-requ's.after i graduate and get some nursing experiance i plan on getting my bsn and then my masters.

    i'm looking forward to chatting with all of you and wish everyone the best of luck.
    welcome! jennifer, much success to you.
  13. by   Gotzfaith
    originally posted by love-a-nurse
    welocme, rhonda! congratulations on going back for your rn!


    sorry to hear your husband is less than supportive, however, it's good to hear you have support from your family and best friend.

    you too will find support from those of us here at allnurses.

    keep the faith and blessings to you too.
    stephany,
    thank you for the kind response. i should mention that i am strong in my faith and i know that alone will help me get thru the next 2 years, with or without my spouses support! i look forward to what the future holds. hugs, ronda

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