Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 83

: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
    margaret, welcome! look forward to seeing more of you. all the best in school.
    Quote from smarge117
    hello everyone!
    i'm 39, married (for one year so far:-), no children, and i am in the 3rd semester of 5 semester asn program at my local community college.

    i have previous, advanced degrees in an unrelated field and have been working in printing and graphic-design for the last 12 years. i had been thinking about making a change for a long time and had never taken any action until...i got laid off! i live near dc, so our area had a lot of job loss after 9/11. started taking my prerequisites (had never had a&p, or chem), got them all out of the way, and here i am. i opted for a two year degree due to my "advanced" age , i just wanted the fastest and most ecconomically feasable way into the field, especially knowing that any hospital in the country will pay for my to get my msn degree.

    good luck to everyone!!
    margaret
  2. by   arkansas_girl
    Hi!!!

    My name is Holli Maple and I am 20 years old. I attend Arkansas Northeastern College, and I just got accepted into the nursing program there. YAY!!! I live at home with my parents, I am engaged to a wonderful man, I have no children but I do have: 4 birds, 3 guinea pigs, 1 fish, 2 cats, and 1 dog. So I guess I do have "children"... :chuckle I just graduated with my AA, and I will return in the fall(DUH!). I like music, dancing, acting, animals, some people, reading, Harry Potter, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, and bunch more stuff...


    Oh and I am NERVOUS about starting nursing in the Fall.... :uhoh21:
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    welcome. your sense of humor is great! here's wishing you all the best.
    Quote from arkansas_girl
    hi!!!

    my name is holli maple and i am 20 years old. i attend arkansas northeastern college, and i just got accepted into the nursing program there. yay!!! i live at home with my parents, i am engaged to a wonderful man, i have no children but i do have: 4 birds, 3 guinea pigs, 1 fish, 2 cats, and 1 dog. so i guess i do have "children"... :chuckle i just graduated with my aa, and i will return in the fall(duh!). i like music, dancing, acting, animals, some people, reading, harry potter, shirley temple, judy garland, and bunch more stuff...


    oh and i am nervous about starting nursing in the fall.... :uhoh21:
  4. by   Jill1215
    Hello, everybody! My name is Jill and I have been married for 7 years and have a 5 year old daughter. I am going to start Wallace Community College in August of 2004. I want to get my ADN and then go to the University of Alabama for my BSN. I hope to one day go to graduate school (for what I have not yet decided).

    I am very excited and I cannot wait to start this journey.
    I am so happy to have found this board. Thank you all so much for answering our questions.

    Good luck to everybody in pursuing their dreams.
    Jill
  5. by   rmdenis
    dual degrees?
    Quote from love-a-nurse
    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, a daughter 15, and a son 13. i am an lpn of nearly 11 years, and i am in my first semester of a five semester rn program.

    care to share?
    hi i'm rita,
    finishing an associates in social work and tranferrring to a nursing program, i only need nursing i, i, iii, iv i have all the preqs in my social work program except for chem a (help), a&p i, ii and drug calulations. i am 51 and have five sons; ages: 30, 23, 22, 18, and 15. the chem a class is hard, i never was taught the basics.help!
    rita:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:
  6. by   cmaffett
    I had Chem a few semesters ago. It is not that bad, don't be afraid to ask question or to ask for extra help. Most teachers are more than willing to stay extra or come early if a student needs it. Also find out if there is a website that goes along with your book, I find that when I use the website and the books together I learn alot easier. Most websites have cool game sto help with memory of the subject, flashcards, practice tests, and more. Hope this helps.

    Catherine

    PS. I take notes in class and use a microcassette recorder and record the class. That way when I go home I review my notes while listening to the tape, making sure I didn't miss any fine details.



    Quote from rmdenis
    Dual degrees? Hi I'm Rita,
    Finishing an associates in social Work and tranferrring to a nursing program, i only need Nursing I, I, III, IV I have all the preqs in my social work program except for Chem A (help), A&P I, II and drug calulations. I am 51 and have five sons; ages: 30, 23, 22, 18, and 15. The Chem A class is hard, I never was taught the basics.Help!
    Rita:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:
  7. by   nurseem
    Hi-my name is emily and i am in my second semester of an LPN program, i live with my boyfriend and our cat Tabby. i work full time for a law office and going to school full time so i don't have a whole lot of extra time. Can't wait to be done in December 2005-then applying for the ADN program!! can't wait to be done and be a nurse.
  8. by   studentdeb
    Quote from rmdenis
    Dual degrees? Hi I'm Rita,
    Finishing an associates in social Work and tranferrring to a nursing program, i only need Nursing I, I, III, IV I have all the preqs in my social work program except for Chem A (help), A&P I, II and drug calulations. I am 51 and have five sons; ages: 30, 23, 22, 18, and 15. The Chem A class is hard, I never was taught the basics.Help!
    Rita:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:

    Rita,

    Can I ask why you are switching since are just finishing up your social work degree? I am interested in social work also along with nursing. Are you going to try and combine the two?
  9. by   jaymee77
    [font=Arial Black]Hi everyone, i'm jaymee and just finished first quarter of a ADN, we have a 6 qtr program at skagit valley community college in washington, with a transfer option to the UW campus for a 9month BSN addendum (which is where i'm heading). I'm 26.

    [font=Arial Black]nice to meet y'all.

    [font=Arial Black]Jaymee
  10. by   jncRN
    Hi everyone,

    I'm Jo, age 29, a brand-new student nurse and the mom of two boys. I'm thrilled to be making the move to a career that feels right and leaving one that was unfulfilling. I'm looking forward to hearing about how everyone is doing.
  11. by   cherokeesummer
    Hi all! My name is Amy and I am student nurse. I went to college for many years and earned a BA degree in Psychology. I went on to pursue a MS degree in Psych online but have not completed the Thesis requirement for that degree yet. I decided that I wanted to become a nurse. From there I can do anything, that is my motto!

    I am thinking that I will work in case managment or write a book or become a professor. I'm really not sure!

    But either way I am excited about this first semester and how it is going. I have a very good grade and its been fun. I'm sure it will get scarier as time goes on!

    I am married to a cutie pie and have a house full of animals: three dogs and a cat. My father in law also lives here, we all share a house together!
  12. by   PrincessDingaling
    Hi everyone!
    I am starting the 15 month accelerated BSN program @ NYU this Fall. I am excited and nervous! This is going to be unusual, but I come from a theater background of all things!
  13. by   MrsCannibal
    Hi! I switched from engineering (yawn!) to pre-nursing. I was accepted into the nursing program, and start my clinicals in August for my RN-ASN. I am still wondering if I should have applied to the BSN program, but figured at this stage in my life, I wanted to get a degree and get to work! I am nervous, but very excited! My sister is in the same program, and our clinicals are at the same hospital for the 1st semester, so I will have a familiar face to help me feel calm. My hubby is great, taking care of the house, our 3 daughters (12, 8, & 2), and me so that all I have to do is study, study, study!

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