January/Spring '08 Starters...check in! - page 3

hello everyone!!! i thought...we are inching closer and closer to our start dates, it might be good to introduce ourselves and get aquainted as we will be leaning on each other (and those who are... Read More

  1. by   DutchRN09
    orientation date:january 9 2008

    start date: 14 january 2008

    school attending: black hawk college, moline il
    degree seeking:adn

    school history: ba-finance, 1996. m.div 1999. currently finishing micro bio and ap ii ( 2 wks left

    personal info: husband, no children.

    anything else you want to share: i'm so glad pre-req's are over!

    how are you preparing: finish 2 step tb this week, have all other immunizations done, and background ck completed. i have the supply list and will shop when class is over. i have to take the net dec. 8 so am studying math in between the last three apii exams...
    Last edit by DutchRN09 on Dec 2, '07 : Reason: I guess personal info sb personal :)
  2. by   VICTO3841
    name: victoria

    orientation date: dec 05, 2007


    start date: january 8

    school attending: miami dade college, florida (jackson memorial hospital-on site program)
    degree seeking: asn

    school history: did pre-req at miami dade college too. finishing a&p2 dec 21 2007(yes, i got letter before finishing pre-req)

    personal info: single, have a boyfriend (3 years), age 25,and ready to start ns!

    anything else you want to share: i hope you all good luck and good things for this new year. may santa bring us disipline and clarity to survive nursing school!!!! good luck!!

    how are you preparing?: going to the gym a lot, and traveling to south america for the holidays.
  3. by   catzy5
    [quote=lmm1019;2522747]hello everyone!!!

    i thought...we are inching closer and closer to our start dates, it might be good to introduce ourselves and get aquainted as we will be leaning on each other (and those who are ahead of us) for the next couple of years!!!

    i'm curious to see how everyone is doing and what you are doing right now to prepare for your start!!!

    first off, congratulations to everone!!!! i'm sure you are just as excited as i am to be starting in the spring! let's get to know each other a little better!!! figured we could use this as an intro and for any questions we might have for each other!!! can't wait to meet everyone!!!

    name: catherine
    orientation date: january 14
    start date: january 22

    school attending: cc in ca
    degree seeking: adn

    school history: started pre reqs fall 04 finished in may 07, but we are not allowed to apply until you sit a semester out so i applied in 9/07 and got my letter 11/01/07

    personal info: i am married, have 3 kids boys are both 8 and my daughter who is 10, i will go to school full time days while they are in school, i have 4 days off during the week to study and of course early morning before they get up and late evening after they go to bed.

    anything else you want to share: i am also enjoying my free time, just got back from a weekend away with my husband. i plan on doing a lot of leisure reading and having an outing with my sisters in january. i also look forward to the kids being off school and enjoying the winter break with them.

    how are you preparing?: i have done my physical, i did my cpr last summer, i have bought my stethascope, bp cuff and shoes. i have bought books galore only one text book though. i have started reading up on care planning, because it seems to be an area of difficulty. i would like a palm pilot too, the tungston inparticular, i have a friend who is a pharmicist and says it is awesome tool to have, however i don't see that in the finiances until maybe next semester.


    thanks for strating this thread maybe we could get it stickied!
  4. by   catzy5
    [quote=barefoot_insd;2525536]orientation date:it was in october

    start date: 22nd january 2008

    school attending: palomar college, ca


    hi we are very close to each other, i am going to msjc slightly norht of you.
  5. by   catzy5
    [quote=chemincal;2523007]Name: Emily

    Orientation Date: January 14th

    Start Date: January 22nd

    School Attending: Mt. San Jacinto College, Murrieta, CA
    Degree Seeking: Registered Nurse


    Hi Emily, we will be class mates.

    Catherine


    Do we know each other already? who did you have for your sciences?
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from nurse2b2010
    HELLO ALL, well I definiely feel like the Granny of the class! ha. Am an older pre-nursing student who is starting a second career at 48 yrs old. Will be 51 by the time I get my ASN. I will have all my pre-reqs done by the end of this fall semester 07, should know by March whether I am accepted into Fall 08 Nursing program here in Upstate NY.

    Married, hubby and I dairy farm, have four children between us, all grown, 1 precious granddaughter. I am excited about nursing school but also scared to death. Having a bit of trouble with Chem math. Have to pass it with at least a C so I can get into Fall program.

    I worried at first that I was too old to pursue a new career such as nursing, but now I am comfortable with that -- I just want to get in the Fall program and not have to wait another year. Love babies and would love to do L & D or neonnatal nursing. One of my fears is that sometimes I am too sensitive and I definitely need to build thicker skin (I am told) if I am going to be a nurse! But I believe nurses should be compassionate and caring. I don't want to become callous and hard. Know what I mean? I wish all of you luck too!

    welcome aboard, I am on the older side too 39 soon to be 40. I feel like this isn't something I could have done at all when I was younger, I feel so much more confident now. Good luck to you!
  7. by   cad4296
    name: carla
    orientation date: november 26
    start date: january 14
    school attending: kingwood college
    degree seeking: adn
    school history: started out in august 2002 as a communications major, took a year off, decided january 2004 that nursing was for me so did pre-reqs year round until fall of 2006, applied to one school for fall of 2007 and got rejected so had to wait to apply and for spring 2008 and got in! its been a long journey but i'm glad i'm finally in the program!
    personal info: i am 23 (24 next month!) and married to a wonderfully supportive husband of nearly 2 years. no kids yet, we're waiting until i finish school.
    anything else you want to share: i'm just really excited to start! but even more excited to finish!
    how are you preparing?: i will finish a cna course this week! other than that already done cpr, background checks, immunizations, all the classes i could possibly take beforehand including pharmacology and pathophysiology. i'm working on getting the books and uniforms now, but other than that i will relax before school starts so i can go in refreshed and ready to work!
  8. by   MisMatch
    name: kathleen

    orientation date: january 2

    start date: january 9

    school attending: harrisburg area community college, gettysburg, pa

    degree seeking: lpn, then will bridge to adn

    personal information: 51 y/o divorced, 3 kids, only 1 still at home; she'll graduate hs in june,'08

    anything else you want to share: i can't wait to start, but am dreading the 2 hour daily commute - may move closer once my daughter graduates.

    how are you preparing?: i'm working a ridiculous amount of hours right now so i can afford the books & supplies needed to start. finals for a&p i and micro are next week, and will be glad to have them finished. i will have 3 weeks off school and will take 2 weeks off work for r&r.

    nurse2b2010 - nah, you're not the granny, i'm older than you (but not a granny yet). i'll be 52 y/o when i finish lpn and close to 54 when i get my adn. i tend to be the "class mom", since many of my fellow students are the same age as my kids. the up side to this is that we'll be ready to retire about the same age as "burnout" occurs!
  9. by   LMRN10
    I just called today to schedule my physical for Dec. 18. I know this is going to sound horrible, but it has been so long since I had a physical!!! What do they do? Just check the basics??? I guess I'm just a little nervous I may get a bad physical!!! LOL

    Immunizations...round 1 is Thursday!
  10. by   angstudentnurse
    name: angela

    orientation date: january 8

    start date: january 15

    school attending: mott community college

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: i'm a second degree student.

    personal info: single...in a relationship...(i hope he can handle nursing school)...one child

    anything else you want to share: i'm soooo nervous, but really exciting about starting.

    how are you preparing?: getting all my financials situated. getting shot in the arm every other day.
  11. by   Nurmom86
    name: heather

    orientation date: january 9th


    start date: january 14th

    school attending: mesa/boswell community college

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: finished pre-req's in fall '06, had to wait a year so got my emt in spring of 07' and now start jan 08'!

    personal info: engaged,been with him for four years and we have a almost 3 year old son (the 28th is his bday) and a really annoying dog!

    anything else you want to share: i am so anxious i cannot wait to start! it will be hard but worth it!

    how are you preparing?: spending lots of time working and enjoying as much time with my family as i can!
  12. by   Fox
    name: kay

    orientation date: january 4

    start date: january 7

    school attending: delta community college

    seeking: full-time adn

    school history: i'm a second degree student.

    personal info: single...one child age 14

    anything else you want to share: i'm nervous and ready to start.

    how are you preparing: reading my textbooks. getting all my financials situated. getting shots on tommorrow.

    good luck to all!!!! :spin: :roll:d
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from lmm1019
    I just called today to schedule my physical for Dec. 18. I know this is going to sound horrible, but it has been so long since I had a physical!!! What do they do? Just check the basics??? I guess I'm just a little nervous I may get a bad physical!!! LOL

    Immunizations...round 1 is Thursday!


    Bahahahaa,
    I have to laugh because this was me too, I hadn't had a physical since my twins were born nearly 9 years ago. They were quite shocked and because I was there they did the works. When she asked what the physical was for, I said I was kind of embarrassed to admit I was going to be a nurse. Well you know the old saying, nurses and doctors don't make good patients LOL.

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