January/Spring '08 Starters...check in! - page 4

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   DallasMurse78
    [color=gray]name: [font=franklin gothic medium]aric
    [color=gray]orientation date: [font=franklin gothic medium]december 7th
    [color=dimgray]start date: [font=franklin gothic medium]january 14
    [color=dimgray]school attending: [font=franklin gothic medium]texas woman's university-dallas

    [color=dimgray]degree seeking: [font=franklin gothic medium]bsn
    [color=dimgray]school history[color=dimgray]: [font=franklin gothic medium]whoa...that would take awhile. let's just say i have been working full time and taking prereqs as well as taking full semesters off here and there since my son was born in jan 2005 so i could stay home with him as much as possible. i wouldn't trade the world for that time with him...and i was still trying to figure out what i wanted to do when i grew up. i didn't decide on nursing until we had my son.

    [color=dimgray]p[color=dimgray]ersonal info: [font=franklin gothic medium]very anxious/nervous about what to expect, but ready to get it started. [font=franklin gothic medium]married, father of my soon to be (all boy i tell you and way too grown up already) three year old with hopes of another one in the next year. wife has super sweet job that allows me to pursue what i want to and how great is that???

    [color=dimgray]how are you preparing?: [font=franklin gothic medium]um, am i the only one that feels like i have already forgotten everything from micro and a & p???? i guess i'd better start re=reading those texts huh? any other twu students out there let me know!
  2. by   Busy Mom of 4
    name: jenny

    orientation date: december 7

    start date: january 14

    school attending: texas women's university-dallas (twu)

    degree seeking: bsn

    school history: i have been attending school off and on for the past 15 years trying to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine as well as working full time. in 2006 i decided to pursue nursing and started attending school full time. i was able to finished up all of my prereqs in december of 2006 and then retook a couple of really old classes to bring up my gpa.
    personal info: i have been married for 13 years and i have 4 children. 3 girls (ages 10, 6 almost 7, 3 years old) and 1 boy ( 22 months). we have a house full of animals. 3 dogs, 7 rabbits, and a bird.

    how are you preparing?: i am trying to simplify and organize my house. i have been trying to figure out exactly what all i need for school. i have been researching pda information. i am trying to get a jump start on pharmacology and pathophysiology. the biggest thing is i am trying to stay calm and not be so nervous.

    i wish everyone the best of luck!!

    aric it looks like we will be in the same class.
    Last edit by Busy Mom of 4 on Dec 5, '07
  3. by   Reese17
    hello, everyone and congratulations!
    name: cherise
    orientation date: january 10
    start date: january 14
    school attending: south suburban college: south holland, il
    degree seeking: adn
    school history: started school in june 2006 with my cna class (valedictorian, so proud!especially since i hadnt been in class in over 15 years), finished my pre reqs in aug 2007. applied for program for fall 07 but didnt get in.
    personal info: married with 2 kids (13 and 10) a dog and a cat. i wish i had the luxury of not working but not possible. i am currently a bookkeeper (so you can understand my determination to become a nurse, lol).
    how are you preparing?: i just finished a prep class. they talked to us about preparing for exams, juggling your personal life, being organized and about our intelligences (basically what kind of learner we are). it was pretty interesting. i havent bought a single thing for nursing school. hoping for some $$$ from santa.
  4. by   greygooseuria
    name: jeremy

    orientation date: n/a

    start date: may 19th

    school attending: university of southern maine

    degree seeking: accelerated bsn

    school history: i got my ba in sociology in may 2006, only had 3 prereqs for the program so i only had to take a&p i and ii after graduation

    how are you preparing?: becoming a cna before school starts and working doing that as well as learning as much about nursing as i can beforehand

  5. by   DallasMurse78
    Quote from busy mom of 4
    name: jenny

    orientation date: december 7

    start date: january 14

    school attending: texas women's university-dallas (twu)

    degree seeking: bsn

    school history: i have been attending school off and on for the past 15 years trying to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine as well as working full time. in 2006 i decided to pursue nursing and started attending school full time. i was able to finished up all of my prereqs in december of 2006 and then retook a couple of really old classes to bring up my gpa.
    personal info: i have been married for 13 years and i have 4 children. 3 girls (ages 10, 6 almost 7, 3 years old) and 1 boy ( 22 months). we have a house full of animals. 3 dogs, 7 rabbits, and a bird.

    how are you preparing?: i am trying to simplify and organize my house. i have been trying to figure out exactly what all i need for school. i have been researching pda information. i am trying to get a jump start on pharmacology and pathophysiology. the biggest thing is i am trying to stay calm and not be so nervous.

    i wish everyone the best of luck!!

    aric it looks like we will be in the same class.

    jenny, glad to see more twu students checking in! i am every bit as anxious/nervous as you, so don't feel bad!? see you friday!:spin:
  6. by   Justforus
    name: cheree

    orientation date: dec 18


    start date: jan 14

    school attending: wcccd
    degree seeking: adn


    how are you preparing?: i have a 4 month old and 3 year old, im preparing by teaching my husband how to handle life while im away, because i know i will be so busy while in school!!
  7. by   ErinRena
    name: erin

    orientation date: january


    start date: january 14

    school attending: ivy tech, indiana

    degree seeking: associates, rn

    school history: graduated high school in '06, got accepted into nursing school on my first try two years later - now starting my clinicals in january '08!

    personal info: not married, no children! only 20 years old - i cried my eyes out when i got my acceptance letter. i am so excited and honored to begin nursing school. at the same time i am struggling with self-doubt and scared because of my age (i don't know very many 20 year olds going for their rn) and i am scared people won't take me seriously.

    anything else you want to share: i take things maybe a little too seriously, especially for my age. i do not smoke or drink. i am 'book smart' - hoping i can be nursing smart as well. i do love to laugh though and love meeting new people and enjoy living life... my whole world consists of my family and friends and boyfriend of 2 years.

    how are you preparing?: pre-reqs all done. immunizations done. cpr done. scrubs bought. ordering a littmann. other than that, being excited and nervous and wishing i could find someone to relate with to talk to! i have no "nursing buddies" and i really wish that i did! all the girls i met in nursing school did not get accepted with me. i am hoping that the older, married women will take me under their wing and see how serious i am about this career and how badly i want to succeed!
  8. by   jackson145
    Erin, what campus are you at? I'm at Ivy Tech Bloomington. We have the same orientation date. Maybe we could compare experiences?
  9. by   roni221
    name: veronica

    orientation date: january 4

    start date: january 7

    school attending: joliet junior college

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: i'm finishing up my prereqs with finals next week. happy to be completely done with them.

    personal info: i am married with two kids and 8yo daughter and 4yo son.

    anything else you want to share: i just recentely started working at a local hospital as a cna. i like it and i'm learning so much.

    how are you preparing?: i've been getting things done little by little like my physical and stuff. everything should be done by jan. 4th. and i'm just trying to finish up my prereqs strong. i will thoroughly enjoy my break from school.
  10. by   russiangirl
    name: valentinaorientation date: january 3start date: january 7school attending: moorpark cc, california
    degree seeking:adn

    school history: bs in education, done with all pre-reqs


    personal info: married, 1 dog, have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years and still planning to try thru nursing school, someone may think it's not a good idea but i'm 35 and clock is ticking.
    how are you preparing?: done with background check & drug screening, done physical & immunization but still waiting on my chest x-ray results, bought most of required books, ordered uniform/shoes/stethoscope. we have to study 8 chapters by the first day of class so i'm already doing homework. also organizing my finances and finishing house remodeling so for 2 years house projects wouldn't bother me.


    wish everyone best of luck!!
  11. by   jesskalpn
    name: jessica

    orientation date: december 17

    start date: january 7


    school attending: hondros college, cincinnati, oh

    degree seeking: lpn

    school history: became an emt-b in 2002, took pre-reqs sporadically until now.

    personal info: divorced, single mom of a 2 year old girl. dating a wonderful guy who was actually my inspiration to return to school.

    anything else you want to share: i'm a scrub tech in ob, and i've been really unsure of what i want to do with my life but i keep coming back to nursing. i am finally getting over my fear of failure and i'm going to do this thing!

    how are you preparing?: i just need to get my books and supplies and go to orientation.

    i'm way stoked!:spin:
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from erinrena
    name: erin

    orientation date: january

    start date: january 14

    school attending: ivy tech, indiana

    degree seeking: associates, rn

    school history: graduated high school in '06, got accepted into nursing school on my first try two years later - now starting my clinicals in january '08!

    personal info: not married, no children! only 20 years old - i cried my eyes out when i got my acceptance letter. i am so excited and honored to begin nursing school. at the same time i am struggling with self-doubt and scared because of my age (i don't know very many 20 year olds going for their rn) and i am scared people won't take me seriously.

    anything else you want to share: i take things maybe a little too seriously, especially for my age. i do not smoke or drink. i am 'book smart' - hoping i can be nursing smart as well. i do love to laugh though and love meeting new people and enjoy living life... my whole world consists of my family and friends and boyfriend of 2 years.

    how are you preparing?: pre-reqs all done. immunizations done. cpr done. scrubs bought. ordering a littmann. other than that, being excited and nervous and wishing i could find someone to relate with to talk to! i have no "nursing buddies" and i really wish that i did! all the girls i met in nursing school did not get accepted with me. i am hoping that the older, married women will take me under their wing and see how serious i am about this career and how badly i want to succeed!


    you will do great you will see it's such a close group working with people who have the same interests goals, and desires as you!

    i am 39, my two friends that are starting the nursing program with me are 43 and 23 i couldn't tell you which is which, i just know they are nice people hard working and i can depend on them!

    have a great time and kudos to you for working so hard so young!!

    oh and for what it's worth i feel the same as you, i feel academically i got this far but i am terrified to start the clinicals and wonder if i can put it all into practice. we shall see huh!
  13. by   LaLa McDaniels
    name: karen

    orientation date: don't know yet

    start date: january 22

    school attending: mcneese state university
    lake charles, la

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: finished all pre-res. in fall 2007. last class was microbiology

    personal info: 29 years old, married with two kids ages 10 and 7. husband foots the bill, to allow me to attend college.

    anything else you want to share: i am enjoying my free time, still have one last final on monday. started msu in august of 2006. applied and got in clinicals first time. thank god!

    how are you preparing?: i have completed everything and i'm just waiting to start. my sister will graduate from the program on the 15th of this month. she gave me all her unifroms and books. i feel blessed. good luck to everyone else. also keep posting as you progress to keep everyone informed.

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