Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 60

: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 aprildawn
    hi all !

    what a great site! i am just starting my pre-req's for my rn, hoping to be in the class of 2007. i am currently in customer service for a manufacturing plant in north alabama, which means i am stuck in a cube all day.

    this is my second time in school, 11 years ago i started out for my rn right out of high school. working as a cna and going to school at the same time started to take it's toll on me and i thought i'd take a year off.....well more than a decade later i am ready to finish what i'd started! it's the one thing that i always regretted! i know that it's definately what i want and will press on until i get there!

    thanks for letting me join your circle of friends!
    and welocme april!
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by dsczephyr
    i became an rn after spending more than ten years (my husband did 20 years in the navy) trying to become one. while i don't want to discourage anyone, my own experience of becoming an rn quickly went from feeling like i was on top of the world to feeling incredibly disillusioned - and stupid. i handed in my notice after only being a nurse for five months.

    however, i read these posts and remember the excitement i had, the enjoyment of learning actual patient care, the anticipation - and the incredible, once in lifetime thrill of learning that i had indeed passed my boards (on the fourth of july, no less). and so, i have accepted another position, more structured, with patients that don't have the high acuity level that i had been trying to handle.

    i want to thank everyone who has posted here for helping me to regain that old familiar feeling of actually wanting to be a nurse - and to be proud that i am a registered nurse, finally.
    no, thank you for letting us know after your experience was not so wonderful, your initial zeal for becoming a nurse has never left.
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by melessia
    my husband is 39 and we have two children 8 and 4. he is a volunteer with our local fire dept. and an emt. he has decided to go back to school to become an rn. he has no previous college, so he is starting from scratch. but we're having great difficulty in trying to see how our "ends will meet" if he quits work. i work as well, but not sure if we can survive on my income alone. we live about 35 minutes north of kansas city, missouri. i can't seem to find any programs in the area that offer evening classes once you get into the nursing portion. i would like to hear from those that have had to face this difficult decision and possibly some suggestions how we can make this work, because he really, really wants to do it.
    melessia, welcome to the board! i do wish your husband and you the best and hope he can find a way to attend school.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by tlj1cookie
    hi!
    i'm cookie and i'm a prospective nursing student still in the process of trying to get into a program. i'm 22 and i'm looking to become an aneastetists by the time i'm 28. if anyone has any advice feel free to offer some i'm open to everything.

    thanx!!!!!
    welcome and all the best to you!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by perksrn
    hi, my name is nichole. i am a mother of 2 boys and wife to another
    i graduate (god willing) may 04 and have found this to be the craziest semester yet!

    best of luck to everyone!
    !

    "craziest semester" boy do i concur! much continued succes to you.
  6. by   sprtbikegrlsv65
    :roll I'm Tasha, 22 years old, no kids, started my pre req's back when i was 18 but did the whole marriage and then divorce thing, and now I am trying to go back to school. I've applied to a few diploma nursing programs within the ohio and penn states, and waiting to hear if i've been accepted or not. I'm currently taking a few courses at the local CC that will transfer over...ahhh the dreaded wait has begun!
  7. by   HyperRNRachel
    Hi. I have posted a few times, but never offically introduced myself to the board. I'm 34 and will begin my ADN program on January 12,2004, I can't wait! I am ready for the mental challenges, the long hours, and all the dirty work that comes with being a nurses. I love any and everything about the medical field but would love to focus my attentions toward the organ transplant area of nursing. I had no fears about starting the program until I read a post last night about having to wear a swimsuit or underwear in lab to practice giving a patient a bath. I am hoping we get to pactice on our school's rubber dummies. Other than that.....bring it on, I am ready.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by sprtbikegrlsv65
    :roll i'm tasha, 22 years old, no kids, started my pre req's back when i was 18 but did the whole marriage and then divorce thing, and now i am trying to go back to school. i've applied to a few diploma nursing programs within the ohio and penn states, and waiting to hear if i've been accepted or not. i'm currently taking a few courses at the local cc that will transfer over...ahhh the dreaded wait has begun!
    tasha, welcome!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by hyperstudent
    hi. i have posted a few times, but never offically introduced myself to the board. i'm 34 and will begin my adn program on january 12,2004, i can't wait! i am ready for the mental challenges, the long hours, and all the dirty work that comes with being a nurses. i love any and everything about the medical field but would love to focus my attentions toward the organ transplant area of nursing. i had no fears about starting the program until i read a post last night about having to wear a swimsuit or underwear in lab to practice giving a patient a bath. i am hoping we get to pactice on our school's rubber dummies. other than that.....bring it on, i am ready.
    welcome! congratulations on starting nursing school.
  10. by   luv4nursing
    Ok,my turn! Im new and just started posting in the last few days. Im loving this board!!!! Anyway, my name is Leslie, Im 23 and hope to be starting an LPN program this June. I have been in and out of college on and off since I was 18 and now I finally know what I want out of life. I plan to become an LPN and then an RN. I was going to go straight to an ADN program but Ive decided this is a better option for me, because for one I can get into the LPN program sooner, two I can work while in school because this is an evening and weekend program, and three I can work as an LPN while earning my RN degree. I cant wait!!!!
  11. by   jimmy_d
    hello i'm jim i'm 42 been a paramedic since sept 1992. i have two associates' degrees wholly unrelated to medicine (fire protection and fire investigation)

    ui am enrolled in excelsior and have taken humanities, sociology, life span psych, micro, A&P, NC#1 and NC#2. i will take NC#3 in 3 weeks

    jim
  12. by   icyfire741
    hey, i'm chrystal, old student 29yrs, divorced mother of two a 9yrs girl and 7yrs boy. I will be starting my rn classes this summer still have to finish pre-recs this spring. I'm scheduled to take the paxrn on jan 12th. I went to get the study guide from campus book store but they are on order. I'm told it's a new book can anyone tell me where i could get it and what it is. if there are any other study tools i might find useful please help.:imbar freaking out.
    Last edit by icyfire741 on Nov 29, '03
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by luv4nursing
    ok,my turn! im new and just started posting in the last few days. im loving this board!!!! anyway, my name is leslie, im 23 and hope to be starting an lpn program this june. i have been in and out of college on and off since i was 18 and now i finally know what i want out of life. i plan to become an lpn and then an rn. i was going to go straight to an adn program but ive decided this is a better option for me, because for one i can get into the lpn program sooner, two i can work while in school because this is an evening and weekend program, and three i can work as an lpn while earning my rn degree. i cant wait!!!!
    leslie, welcome!

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