Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 5

: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   jcardwell
    Hello. My name is Jill and I'm 36 years old. I'm married with 4 kids (9, 6, 2 year old twins.) I feel I'm a lifetime student taking classes here and there to become a nurse. I'm taking biology in 2 weeks and I should be able to apply to the nursing program next year. I just finished a CNA class last month and I start a job in a lab at a hospital doing drug screening tonight.......my first medical job. I'm very excited !

    Jill
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by jcardwell
    hello. my name is jill and i'm 36 years old. i'm married with 4 kids (9, 6, 2 year old twins.) i feel i'm a lifetime student taking classes here and there to become a nurse. i'm taking biology in 2 weeks and i should be able to apply to the nursing program next year. i just finished a cna class last month and i start a job in a lab at a hospital doing drug screening tonight.......my first medical job. i'm very excited :d !

    jill
    hello, jill and welcome. congratulations and all the best to you!
  3. by   Buttercup
    Hi, it's a pleasure to meet y'all! This is my 1st post, although I've perused this board for the past month. I can't tell you how helpful and informative allnurses.com has been. Y'all are a great bunch of people

    My name is Chantel, "Buttercup" is my favorite Powerpuff girl! I live in Decatur, GA (just outside of Atlanta). I'm single, share a house with one of my best friends from highschool, and have a really cool cat named Charlie. Nursing will be a 2nd career. I've been in banking for the past 13 yrs, but have been dissatisfied with it for awhile.

    In March '01, my baby brother sustained a broken back/leg & nerve damage from a MVA. We were fortunate to have wonderful nurses & PT's that made a difference in his recovery. I thought how wonderful it must be to make that kind of difference in someone's life and contemplated changing careers to nursing. However, I made excuses why I should stay in my current job.

    This past April, I was told that my job would be phased out in Feb '02. I knew this was a sign. As a freshman in 1983, my major had been physical therapy, and I've always regretted changing it. So I felt this was the push, or shall I say shove? that I needed to make a commitment to a nursing career.

    I have quite a few pre-reqs before I can begin...Chemistry, Statistics, A & P I and II, Microbiology & Abnormal Psych. However, I must work until Feb 20, '03 to get my severence pkg. So I'm volunteering in the ICN/SCN at a local hospital and plan to start pre-req's in Jan '03.

    Anyhoo, I've enjoyed getting to know you all via these posts. Now that I've gotten over my initial shyness, I plan on participating frequently. The best of luck to you all!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    chantel, and welcome to the board. much success in your endeavors!
    Last edit by Love-A-Nurse on Sep 12, '02
  5. by   Mr. L
    Hello to everyone

    My name is Larry.....retired from the the military after 30 years (you do the math for my age ) I was a medic/corpsman so I decided to get my BSN

    Married to my child bride for 23 wonderful years:kiss No one else for me (she's really more than I can handle...and no I'm NOT sharing)...

    Right now I'm in the "wait for your transcript to arrive" stage to see if I need any prereqs, I know that I will need some. I have a BS degree but not in Nursing so there will be some fill in the blank courses to take.....

    This forum is really a godsend, thank all of you for your post they have really helped me a lot and I look forward to many semesters of posting and reading others.

    Mr. L

    ps
    My wife says I look like my avator/picture
  6. by   Buttercup
    Hi Mr. L, sound like your medic experience will come in handy.

    Welcome and good luck!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    come on in larry and enjoy!
  8. by   REDEEMED
    Hello Everyone

    My name is Renee, I am married with one son.
    I am new to this website and I am new nursing student, this is my first year and first semester. Everyone's threads are so helpful for new students.

    With God on our side, All things Are Possible!!!!!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by redeemed
    hello everyone

    my name is renee, i am married with one son.
    i am new to this website and i am new nursing student, this is my first year and first semester. everyone's threads are so helpful for new students.

    with god on our side, all things are possible!!!!!
    renee, and welcome! this is my first semester too. all the best to you!
  10. by   Buttercup
    Originally posted by REDEEMED
    Hello Everyone

    My name is Renee, I am married with one son.
    I am new to this website and I am new nursing student, this is my first year and first semester. Everyone's threads are so helpful for new students.

    With God on our side, All things Are Possible!!!!!
    Welcome Renee!
  11. by   nursenoelle
    Hey y'all Iam an LPN 25 yo married no kids-yet. doing the distance learning thing for my RN work in geropsyc, but wanna be around all those babies good luck to all my fellow students, only 1 year to go wooo hooo!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nursenoelle
    hey y'all iam an lpn 25 yo married no kids-yet. doing the distance learning thing for my rn work in geropsyc, but wanna be around all those babies good luck to all my fellow students, only 1 year to go wooo hooo!
    and welcome! all the best to you.
  13. by   Motivated, SN
    Hi Everybody!

    I'm Carol, mother of 2 teenage sons and a 5 yr. old daughter.

    Working on my pre-reqs for ADN. This is my second degree; the

    first one served me well for seven years, but I just got laid off

    from my job because I don't have a Bachelor's. I was earning

    more than most people in my field & area that do have a

    Bachelor's; so it's going to be tough. I've been working on my RN

    anyway, but now have to also find a new job. Oh well,

    everything happens for a reason. Good luck to everyone.

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