January/Spring '08 Starters...check in! - page 7

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   foofoo
    Name: Linda
    Orientation:
  2. by   foofoo
    name: linda
    orientation: jan. 7
    start date: jan. 8
    attending: itawamba community college, ms
    degree seeking: lpn
    personel info: older student, 47, single with boyfriend, 2 grown children, 5 grandchrildren
    anything else i want to share: 2nd time in nursing school, dropped out of adn program 4 yrs ago to take care of disabled sister ( she is in nursing home now)
    how are you preparing: crossing my fingers hoping that no more disasters happen in the next 12 months :wink2:
  3. by   armywifern2b
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    name: amy

    orientation date: december 10

    start date: january 14

    school attending: mclennan community college...waco, tx

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: finished pre-req's may 2007. currently working on last of support courses.

    personal info: i am a mother of three...ages 11,9,and 2. i have two dogs...an adorable husband...and an awesome support system (all my family lives on my street...nothing but familial neighbors who are willing to babysit whenever i need them)...lucky me, right?

    anything else you want to share: i homeschool my children and i have no plans to stop. the state i live in is extremely homeschooler friendly...no regulations for us...this will make planning easier...i can homeschool on weekends!

    how are you preparing?: i really can't do anything until after orientation next week. so i am studying for this semester's finals. i am going to begin organizing my house and planning the chores and stuff for my husband. he's agreed to take on more responsibility at home which will help a great deal.
    i am a transfer to mcc nursing...any suggestions??? i am entering second semester.
  4. by   Mytime2shine
    name: mj

    start date: january 14 woot woot!!

    school attending: mount aloysius college

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: started cc in 2005.finally found my path after initially wanting to be a dental hygienist,then a sonographer and now an rn.:spin:

    personal info: married with a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter.

    anything else you want to share: i am so excited i can't believe i'm going to nursing school!

    how are you preparing?: still need to take cpr, buy my uniforms,shoes, stethescope, and books! it's going to be a crazy month...
  5. by   babbz
    congrats to all who got in! we did it gals and guys! my name is bay

    start date: january 25

    orientation date: january 14

    school attending: bmcc - borough of manhattan community college, new york

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: i started nursing prerequisites in the spring 2006, and i start clinicals spring 2008.

    personal info: single, age 27, no kids, no pets,

    anything else you want to share: wish everyone the best!! this degree is hard to get, the whole experience is difficult and then when we begin to work it's still going to be challenging so make sure you make time to enjoy yourselves!

    how are you preparing?: i haven't started anything major, just gathering my thoughts now and will start monday. i want to organize my house, bills etc 'cause once i start i really want to focus as much as i can on school. i also quit my job to attend school full-time (bitter-sweet). trying to get my loans in order (that's a pain).
    extra: can't believe i got in!
    my school is notorious for rejecting applicants due to high gpa requirements and competition.

    anybody else going to bmcc, ny for spring '08?
    Last edit by babbz on Jan 5, '08
  6. by   2C'sMom
    name: donna
    orientation date: january 7


    start date: january 14
    school attending: nwacc arkansas

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: lpn for 12 yrs finished all my pre-reqs this fall got into lpn/rn transition program for this spring whoo hoo
    personal info: i am married with 2 boys 9 and 4, am not working at this t ime.

    anything else you want to share: i am scared/excited/anxious re starting back to the actual nursing part of it lpn school was so long ago i"m nervous about all of it again lol

    how are you preparing?: reading a book lpn/rn role transition to help me better be prepared.

    i didnt read all the replies but it looks like a lot of people are starting this spring...

    good luck!!
  7. by   ltljo32
    name: josynthia

    orientation date: november 14


    start date: january 8

    school attending: csusb

    degree seeking: bsn

    school history: began at csuf as a bio major,transfered to csusb in 05 and thats about the time i started my prereqs. bio was too competitive(can you believe that) applied in 06 no good applied in 07 and finally got accepted in ns

    personal info:
    am single w no kids. have to cut back on a lot of hours at work,i'm a medical assistant, so i've got to figure out how i'm going to pay for school. loans!

    how are you preparing?: i've read the first few weeks of the material, not intensely but enough to get an understanding. ive rearranged my room and organized it so that i would have an enjoyable study area. i've paid off some bills and caught up on a lot of sleep i'm going to miss out on in the next 2.5 years.
  8. by   mb1949
    Welcome everyone, this is my second clinical semester and just wanted you all to feel confident , you can do it, just study, and have fun on clinicals
  9. by   harrella
    Angie
    Orientation: January 13
    Start: January 14
    Program: Accelerated BSN at Barnes Jewish College of Nursing
    Background: BA in Education from Saint Louis University. Taught for three years. High school social studies
    Family: have two wonderful children ages 3 and 4.
    Work: I will only be working per diem at a tech. I have been a tech for about a year. This has given me wonderful experience!

    Look forward to beginning the semester!
  10. by   babbz
    Quote from mb1949
    Welcome everyone, this is my second clinical semester and just wanted you all to feel confident , you can do it, just study, and have fun on clinicals
    Thanks!! Hope you continue to do well!!
  11. by   FutureRN19
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    congrats to everyone who got in!!!

    start date: january 25

    orientation date: january 14

    school attending: bmcc - borough of manhattan community college, new york

    degree seeking: adn

    school history: i started nursing prerequisites in fall 2005, applied in csi (college of staten island) for spring 2007and got denied, then went to bmcc applied and got accepted for jan 08. but i a glad that while at csi, i took many bsn courses which will help me get my bsn faster. i would like to go back to csi to get my bsn.

    personal info: single, age 20, living with parents:d so finances are not a problem.

    anything else you want to share: i am very happy to finally get accepted, was so depressed for a while for getting rejected in csi because it was close to my house. then went to bmcc and finally fulfilled my long time dream. i had also applied to adelphi for spring 08, incase i did not get in at bmcc. feel blessed to be accepted at bmcc without the heavy loans i would have with adelphi. i truly wish everyone the best of luck in this new beginning.

    how are you preparing?: bought all the books the next day when found out about my acceptance. during these weeks, i will be reading the books, just to get a head start.
  12. by   roni221
    Well wish me luck guys, I start tomorrow, orientation was friday (the 4th). Everyone seems to be starting later in the month, don't know why our whole college starts so early. But I'm excited but wouldn't have minded waiting another week but anyway.... here I go....
  13. by   ltljo32
    Good luck to you. My first day is tuesday.

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