Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 58

: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   RN-BamaStudent
    Hi, I'm Jeannie. I'm 38 and have been attending school again since January 2003. Because I had attended college years ago, I trasferred my credits and had to only take two semesters or pre-requisites. I have almost completed my first level/semester of nursing, and have three more to go. Will graduate the first week of December 2004! None of the classes I've had before could have prepared me for what's expected of a nursing student!!! It's very time consuming, but I know I will be glad I did it when I graduate! Sometimes I'm so wrapped up in studying and preparing for my next exam or clinical, that I forget that I WILL be an RN soon! That is if I'm still sane by then!:roll :chuckle
  2. by   haynurse2005
    Well here goes, new kid on the block. I am my first quarter of first year nursing. passing so far. I started doing my pres about two years ago. i have been out of school for 37 years and this was a culture shock for me. am having sooooooooooooo much fun even with the all the studing. hope i have the time to visit often
  3. by   grapejuice01
    Hello all!

    Ive been lurking around here for a while and I decided it was time to introduce myself.

    My name is Rachel. Im currenetly a junior at the University of North Texas and Ill be transferring to Texas Womens University to get my BSN next fall.

    I started out at Texas Tech majoring in Veterinary medicine and after changing my major about 50 times I finally decided on nursing and I really feel as if it fits me.

    Im very interested in neonatology, but recently I have also been looking at CRNA programs. For right now, Ill just be happy to graduate so Im not looking too far into the future. :chuckle
  4. by   Jadiebug
    Jade...22....no kids......EMT-B....Full-time pre-nursing student at a 2 year college..:roll
  5. by   mommymandy
    hi! i'm 28, one daughter 4yrs old, taking my bsn here in the philippines--reading all your posts...didn't realize that it's so much easier and faster to study nursing here... anyways, i'm in my 2nd sem of my 2nd yr, taking biochemistry, health care 2, and health economics. next yr we start doing community work. i'm hoping to graduate by march 2006. i'm glad i found this site!
  6. by   spazmom
    Newbie here...

    I'm Corrie, still taking prereqs, applying to every school within a 200 mile radius of Portland, OR.

    I have a BS in Merchandising Mgmt that I was lucky enough to receive from Oregon State (go beavs!) back in '95. Worked in retail management until I had my daughter in August 2001 and never looked back.

    I'm a single mom to a very "spirited" two year old so study time is precious.

    Looking forward to being a part of this board!
  7. by   Kiwi Nurse 2 Be
    Hi all!! I'm a 28 year old wife and mother of 2 children (ages 4 (boy) and 14 months (girl)). I currently hold a bachelor's degree in biology and will be be changing careers soon. I start an ADN program in January. Good luck to all of you!
  8. by   unknown99
    Hi everyone!!!
    I have been an LPN for 19 years, and will graduate in June 2004 with my ADN/RN. I am a wife, mother of 4 boys, ages 21,18,10,& 8, and 1 girl--age 4. I was working 5 days a week on the subacute and rehab unit at our local hospital, but I recently cut down to 3 days a week. In addition to this I help with the care of my father, who has chronic CHF with MANY acute bouts of it. I also help my diabetic drug and alcohol dependent brother try to keep himself straight. I live in Ohio at present, but plan on relocating to Georgia after I graduate. I get pretty fed up and tired sometimes, but the only thing I would change would be 2 things: 1) My father would have good health, and 2) June 2004 would already be here.
    God Bless everyone who is an allnurse member!!!!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted 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.
    kim, welcome to the board! i too hail from alabama, please to meet you.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    sarah, welcome! i see nothing wrong with being ambitious; all the best to you.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by chris_at_lucas
    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!
    chris, welcome!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted 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
    welcome lynn! much continued success in your endeavors.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rn-bamastudent
    hi, i'm jeannie. i'm 38 and have been attending school again since january 2003. because i had attended college years ago, i trasferred my credits and had to only take two semesters or pre-requisites. i have almost completed my first level/semester of nursing, and have three more to go. will graduate the first week of december 2004! :d none of the classes i've had before could have prepared me for what's expected of a nursing student!!! it's very time consuming, but i know i will be glad i did it when i graduate! sometimes i'm so wrapped up in studying and preparing for my next exam or clinical, that i forget that i will be an rn soon! that is if i'm still sane by then!:roll :chuckle
    jeannie, welcome!

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