Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 57

: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 irishnurse2b
    hi, my name is shannon. i am 21 and a senior nursing student at avila university. i hope to graduate in may and i am not sure how i feel about that. part of me is excited and the other part of me is terrified. i am hoping talking to people will help.
    i don't know, anything at this point will probably help.
    welcome, shannon! vent on "us" anytime. i kind of know how you feel. i too will graduate, prayerfully, in may too and although i am already a nurse [lpn], i am still "scared" as finishing rn school nears. guess it is normal.


    all the best to you and each of us!
  2. by   Judy03
    Hi, I'm Judy, LPN Student (January) 31, married for 10 years, I have a 5 years old boy. I'm going to be an LPN (with the help of God!) on December 2004, and later I'm going to try for be an RN. I'm from Puerto Rico, and now I live in Upstate NY. Spanish is my first language, but I can speak english too. I decide to be an LPN because my son is disable and hospitals are my second home. Many nurses and doctor told me "Why you don't try to be a nurse, you are going to be a good one" and here I am. Good luck to everyone!!!
  3. by   New CCU RN
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  4. by   Judy03
    I started to have my BSN, but with my High Risk pregnacy I quit. Now I have the opportunity, no for be BSN (I took 2 years), but for be an LPN, and I'm happy with that. This was my desire, since I was a little girl.
  5. by   kimmathis14
    :roll

    Hello everyone. My name is Kim I am a 30 year old currently working in finance as an analyst in Chicago. I completed my bachelor's in business....it took me 8 years but I did it in night school. Only problem is I am not happy!! I am not digging the high pressure corporate cut throat atmosphere and the number crunching. I don't regret my degree, it was a wonderful platform I guess but now I am working on starting some prerequisites before I actually apply for an ADN program. I started out as a pre-nursing student right after high school, somehow I got off track and I am trying to get back to my first career instincts. I look forward to participating on this discussion board! Good luck to you all.
  6. by   inschool
    I am Stacy Cochran. A the present time I am taking an EKG Technician Course, and next quarter I will begin the Phebotomy course. These courses will hopefully be enough to land a position at one of the major hospitals in the Columbus, OH, area. I really have no other way to pay for this on my own, at Columbus State Community College, and life has thrown me some really terrrible curveballs lately.

    The only thing I find intimidating is the anatomy courses, but, sometimes one just has to say "suck it up and drive on". Hopefully everything will go my was for a while.

    I don't know about you folks, but I sure as hell can't get through this stuff on my own. I would like to get together and study with come of you forlks if you are interested. My e-mail is scochran@programmer.net
    Last edit by inschool on Nov 6, '03
  7. by   crispynurse2B
    Hi, I'm Chris, Mom to 3 boys, 12, 9 and 2, wife to one great husband. I'm ending my first semester of the clinical portion of my LPN program, if all goes well I'll be finished and ready to take boards in July 2004. So far, so good. This is really tough but I think I'm going to love being a nurse.

    Chris P
  8. by   Cristina_NS_RUM
    Hi, My name is Cristina, im new here, (im from Puerto Rico and speak better in spanish, so if i write wrong, please forgive me) well, im 21 years old, and on my 4th year of Nursing for a BSN degree. Im not taking nursing classes at this moment, because i got behind on the general classes and i hopefully will graduate on May 2005
    Well i miss all the nursing rush from classes and clinical practice, also i miss some of my classmates.
    I think this forrum is great and nice meeting you all!!!
    :roll
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    judy, kim, stacy, chris, and cristina, welcome!
  10. by   bamamomof4
    My name is Kim. I'm 29 years old and the mother of three (#4 due in April 2004).

    I hope to start the nursing program (ASN) in the fall 2004 but I'm taking two preq. in the summer quarter. My baby will only be 6 weeks when I start back to school.

    I've been a SAHM since Feb 2002 but it's time to move on. I've always wanted to be a nurse. I'm interested in nutrition and women and children's preventative care.
  11. by   Sarah Kat
    Hi! I am Sarah, married, no kids, finally going back to school to make something of myself (and get away from a life of being tethered to a telephone in a call center). I am starting LPN school in January. I have some basic requirements credits (last 2 semesters were all A's) from my "old" life (back when I was young and dumb and majoring in psych). My husband and I are sponging off of my folks (and will be until I can start working as a nurse). Thankfully I won't have to work while I am in school, so I can devote myself fully to getting A's in all of my classes.

    As you can see I signed up in Sept even though I found out I was accepted at the end of October. Once I set my mind to something I make it happen. That's really why I didn't finish school before. My heart just wasn't in it.

    My short term goal is to ace my LPN course and licensing exam (as much as possible) and get employed at one of the hospitals in the area hospital system (they have 3 all within a few miles of my house). I don't want to use names, but they run the only CRNA program around

    Which leads me to my midterm goal. I want to get my ASN then BSN. I am seriously looking at Excelsior for the ASN and then back to the traditional classroom for my BSN (probably).

    And my long term goal is the above mentioned CRNA school. And of course I am hoping that all along the hospital will be helping me out with the costs.

    Darn, this has gotten a bit long winded. Sorry. And what I really wanted to say is why I chose nursing (or why it chose me). My mother-in-law died last year (in the ICU of one of the 3 hospitals I am wanting to work in). It was a short amount of time between her cancer diagnosis and her death. My husband and I probably would have been suicidal if it weren't for the love and support of the nurses. They were more comforting than our family members. If I can do that for even 1 person, then it will all be worth it.

    So anyway, yes, I am ambitious. :chuckle I also know I will be coming back here for support and help. I know I won't be nearly this cocky in the coming months. :roll
    Last edit by Sarah Kat on Nov 13, '03
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I'm Chris, 50, living near Dallas with my husband and our blended family of five dogs (including one granddog) and four cats. Getting to go to nursing school fulfilled a dream that has sat on the back burner for 45 years--and was a wedding gift from my husband.

    Remembering that helps me stay patient with him longer!

    After a chaotic first year in nursing school (where do they find these people??) in a community college, I transferred to Excelsior and am loving it. Aiming for my RN by summer, 2004 (this year!!! can't wait!!!)

    I have a son, daughter-in-law and new baby grandson; and a daughter and son-in-law who are the parents of two dogs and a rabbit. Son is headed off to Kuwait on 11/17, the day before he turns 29.

    So glad I found this site full of involved and wonderful people!
  13. by   lmd32
    I'm Lynn and this is a mid life career change for me. A long time ago I was an LPN but let my license lapse after I completed a masters in psychology. I have worked at a state institution writing behavior treatment plans for the last 12 years and I am SO burned out. I got into psych in the first place because I was stranded in a location without an RN program. So, in my mid-forties, single again with the kids almost grown, I thought "if I don't do this now, I never will.". Found an entry level masters program near my home which is perfect for me. I'm finishing up the undergrad portion now (I'll be done in August) and then on to the FNP/MSN half. Except for some role identity issues with being AN UNDERGRAD again, I love it. Even if some of the folks in my class are younger than my oldest child. We're doing our psych rotation now which has been the worst for me. I am totally bored and it is 'way too much like my job which I hate anyway. Ah well, just 2 more weeks of that.
    I'd love to here from older students starting on a second (or third) career and from anyone in an accelerated/entry level/or articulated masters program.
    Take care,
    Lynn

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