Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 69

: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   Mom2kids
    Hi all -

    New to the board as of last week. My name is Laura and I'm 32, married with 2 kids - 3 yr old boy and 4 1/2 yr old girl. Taking pre-reqs right now...slowly but surely. I won't be ready to enter the nursing program until 2006! Waiting until my son is in kindergarten. A 2008 ADN graduate -WHOO HOO!! That's seems like FOREVER away!

    I just want to say I LOVE this site! You all are sooo empathetic... what a great support system this site provides students and fellow nurses who don't have one at home! So glad I joined.......

    I look forward to typing with you all soon!! :roll
  2. by   momof38160
    Hi I'm Jeanette. I'm 38 and I've been married for 15 years and have 3 children: 11, 9, and 2. I am taking my pre-req's now and am starting a diploma program in January of 2005 at a local hospital! I am very excited and can't wait to get started. It is a 4 semester program with summers off.
  3. by   LPNSpitz2B
    Hi all-

    I am Carmen. I am a wife and mother of a 4 year old girl and 3 year old boy. I am starting my first semester of LPN program next week.
  4. by   Rn2b204
    Hello everyone new to this site. 28 yr.old wife and mother of 4 children. Will be starting a diploma of nursing program Fall 2004. Can't wait and very excited!!!!!!!!:roll

    Rn2b204
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nurse2b73
    [i]
    hello everyone,

    my name is shonda. i live in san pedro, southern california.
    i am married with 2 beautiful girls at home 4 and 7. i will be 31 thursday.
    i am going to start school to get my pre-reqs out of the way to start nursing school.
    i am weighing the options to either school for lvn first or go straight to the adn program. i am looking at some schools but i know compton community has not waiting list for their program.
    i am also looking at biolo univeristy too because they have the 4 year degree program. i am looking at other routes too.

    any advise would help because i am active duty and i am trying to work school around my hours and it is hard to find out what to take first and how to go about it without interfering with work. i can not get out of active duty at this time because it is our main income.
    i am hoping to find some wonderful study mates in my are as well just starting or already in. i need to find some good friends here that have the same interests as i.

    thanks so much and hope to talk to you all more.

    god bless
    shonda
    shonda, welcome! a belated birthday to you.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by fairytale
    hi! my name is mary beth! i will be 23 in less than a month and i am in my 2nd quarter of a 6 quarter adrn program! we are in our med/surg unit and i love it! especially clinicals! i don't have any children and i'm not even close to considering marriage right now. work and school pretty much keep me busy. every now and then i get to sneak out of the house! its demanding but i know it will all be worth it. my main goal is to finish and eventually get my master's degree. i want to be a nurse practitioner. i'm really interested in neonatal nursing, but i'm starting to find that the possibilities are endless! good luck to everyone! may god bless you all! in the short time i have been doing clinicals i have already discovered that it takes someone special to be a nurse! i especially admire you guys that are doing this while raising families and managing a home!

    good luck!

    mary beth
    mary beth, welcome! much continued success.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nessy
    wow this is a long and old thread!
    my name is vanessa. i turn 26 today - happy birthday to me. :d
    i am a first year/first semester nursing student at douglas college here in new westminster.
    i live with my bf of 5.5 years. we have two cats named paddington and sneakers.
    i love the beatles, john lennon, all sorts of music (including such bands as soundgarden, stp, 54-40, smashing pumpkins, nirvana, and so on and so forth. i also love movies and reading the occasional book. i'm sure there's plenty more i forgot to add.
    i'm trying to get into sewing (my mum bought me a sewing machine for my birthday).
    i'm very excited about finally being able to start the nursing program. i notice that many other past d.c. 1st term nursing students have asked for volunteers for communication e-mails. i will be needing the same in the near future. :d
    i look forward to reading more stories/advice/whatever on these boards.
    ciao!

    eta: oh yeah! i'm also working casual at two hospitals in the emergency admitting and patient registration areas.
    welcome vanessa! happy belated birthday.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mom2kids
    hi all -

    new to the board as of last week. my name is laura and i'm 32, married with 2 kids - 3 yr old boy and 4 1/2 yr old girl. taking pre-reqs right now...slowly but surely. i won't be ready to enter the nursing program until 2006! waiting until my son is in kindergarten. a 2008 adn graduate -whoo hoo!! that's seems like forever away!

    i just want to say i love this site! you all are sooo empathetic... what a great support system this site provides students and fellow nurses who don't have one at home! so glad i joined.......

    i look forward to typing with you all soon!! :roll
    laura, welcome!
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by momof38160
    hi i'm jeanette. i'm 38 and i've been married for 15 years and have 3 children: 11, 9, and 2. i am taking my pre-req's now and am starting a diploma program in january of 2005 at a local hospital! i am very excited and can't wait to get started. it is a 4 semester program with summers off.
    glad to have you with us, jeanette!
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lpnspitz2b
    hi all-

    i am carmen. i am a wife and mother of a 4 year old girl and 3 year old boy. i am starting my first semester of lpn program next week.
    carmen, welcome, all the best in school.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rn2b204
    hello everyone new to this site. 28 yr.old wife and mother of 4 children. will be starting a diploma of nursing program fall 2004. can't wait and very excited!!!!!!!!:roll

    rn2b204
    welcome! congratulations and all the best in school.
  12. by   wannabee
    My name is Valerie. I am 32 and working in insurance. I have a BS in Zoology (graduated 10 years ago). I just got married and want to have children someday. I am bored silly with my job and want to move on to something more challenging, that actually makes a difference in the world. I worked in a hospital for 10 years and always thought about nsg school, but just never went for it. So, anyway, now I'm trying to find out how to get in nursing school and what to do next.

    I would like some advice on what is my best route...should I get my ADN (probably wrong terminology there, sorry!), my BSN, or should I get the LPN and then go back for the RN?

    It's nice to meet all of you. I hope I'm not too much of an outsider to join in. I love reading these threads.
  13. by   Tracy A
    Hi all I'm Tracy. I'm 31, married and have 2 boys ages 4 and 6. I have been a CMA for 10 years and am going back for my ADN. Unfortunately here there is a 3 year waiting list, so I am just working on my A&P, micro and all that jazz. Nice to meet everyone

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