Let's get to know each other...again ;)

  1. I know this has been done many times.. But lately I have been seeing alot of new names on the board... So I figured I could start another introduction of ourselves thread...

    Feel free to share anything you want us to know..... What semester you are in? or when you hope to start??? married/single?? kids?? Pets?? Fears?? what area you want to work in??? age??? Anything you feel like sharing...

    I will start..

    I am 25 (be 26 on the 20th of this month).... I am married, 2yrs on July 15th... No kids.. Just 4 rotten animals...

    I just completed my first semester this past May.... It was NOT as hard as all the horror stories, but it did take ALOT of studying.. I am in a ADN program.. My hopes when I finish is to work with Children... There is a Childrens Hospital 2 1/2hrs from me and I would LOVE to work there... I am also working at a hospital as a PCA part time.. I plan on working 1 day or 2 a week during the 2nd semester... But we will see how that goes.... If you read the post YIPPEE!! you will see that I just recently got to put in a Foley at work, and we haven't even learned that in school yet... I was really excited.. :roll

    I start back on August 19th and if we started back tomorrow, I would be MORE than ready...



    my email addy is vettech@ipa.net
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  3. by   Debbie5
    Hi

    My name is Debbie. I am an older student. I'm getting ready to start my fourth year at a community college. My first three years were spent taking developmental math, reading and writing plus a few core courses. I'm working towards an Associate of Science degree and then transferring to a four year university nursing program for my BSN. I carry a 3.86 GPA and am President of our Allied Health Club. I have four beautiful kids, ages 11 to 17 who are all soccer players and band members. My oldest will be headed to college in a year with the other sister behind her. My husband is a jeweler and owns his own business. I help him with the books, but lately he's pretty much doing it all himself. He's a great guy!!

    I absolutely love school. This fall I am taking A&P, college algebra, govt., and world lit. I am taking a lot but I have to get finished.

    Looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone. This is the best idea. Great support!!

    Debbie
  4. by   uk_nurse
    well...im a final year paediatric student nurse. I am married have 3 boys 9, 6 and 4 all football fanatics. im due to qualify end of this year and have a job already on a paediatric ward and cant wait.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    in the spirit of studenthood, i will bite! lots of love

    i am stephany, 41, an lpn working 12 hour shifts at a skilled/ltc facility, seperated, with 3 children, 22, 15, and 13.

    i will start my 1st semester rn clinical rotation of 5 in august.
  6. by   Nurz2B
    Hello everyone! I am in my final semester of nursing school (ADN program) can't wait to finish up.
    I am 27 yrs old and have one child- it was tough but finally it's coming to an end!
    Nice to meet every one out here at Allnurses -this is a great site.
  7. by   darby1
    I'm a new dude here, and have been very impressed with this site so far. I'm 40 y.o.a., I'm married, and have an 11 year old daughter. I'm an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and I like doing building projects and landscaping around my home. I've worked construction jobs most of my adult life, and decided a few years ago that my body may not hold up for another 20 years working in the mud. I started back to school about two years ago, with only a G.E.D. to my credit. My first class was a CNA course, and during that time I decided that I wanted to get into the nursing field. It's been a tough two years getting my prerequisite courses out of the way, but I made it through. This past June, I took the PSB test to try for a spot in the ADN program. To my delight, PRAISE GOD, I MADE IT IN! I start school in mid August, and I've got a lot of mixed emotions. Sure, I'm happy and excited, but I'm also somewhat nervous. Oh well, I've came through some of these emotions before pretty much unscathed I'm sure I'll give it all I got, and more! I'm glad that I was lead to this site, and I hope that I can be as helpful to others as people have been to me. I look forward to hanging out with you "guys" during the upcoming months. If I can be of help, feel free to get in touch. PEACE. Darby
  8. by   Nurz2B
    Glad to see more males entering the profession! I'm sure you'll do fine darby
  9. by   natsfanrn
    I'm a 40-y-o mom of an 8-y-o daughter. Husband is in the Army and is wonderfully supportive. Taking whatever nonnursing courses I can this year (A&P, pharmacology, terminology) so that when I start my ADN program next May I'll just be taking NUR courses.... Debated long and hard about whether to go to CC for an ADN or whether to get my BSN (local university has an accelerated BSN program for second-degree students) but decided going for the ADN would give me a little more family time compared to the accelerated curriculum...
  10. by   kats
    I am 35 years old. I am taking this summer off because my husband is in the Navy and just got back from 7 months at sea. I still have 2 more semesters of pre-requisites to take and am hoping to start nursing school in the Fall of 2003. I am going for my ADN for now so I can finish before my hubby has to go to sea again. Then I may or may not go for my RN to BSN degree online. I haven't decided for sure yet. I don't know for sure where I will work once I get my RN. I have worked in CICU, ICU, OR, and the lab to get my phlebotomy certificate. I figure I will decide for sure in nursing school while I am working through the clinicals. We also have a 14 year old son and a 2 year old cocker spaniel. Bye for now, Kimberly
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by darby1
    i'm a new dude here, and have been very impressed with this site so far. i'm 40 y.o.a., i'm married, and have an 11 year old daughter. i'm an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and i like doing building projects and landscaping around my home. i've worked construction jobs most of my adult life, and decided a few years ago that my body may not hold up for another 20 years working in the mud. i started back to school about two years ago, with only a g.e.d. to my credit. my first class was a cna course, and during that time i decided that i wanted to get into the nursing field. it's been a tough two years getting my prerequisite courses out of the way, but i made it through. this past june, i took the psb test to try for a spot in the adn program. to my delight, praise god, i made it in! i start school in mid august, and i've got a lot of mixed emotions. sure, i'm happy and excited, but i'm also somewhat nervous. oh well, i've came through some of these emotions before pretty much unscathed i'm sure i'll give it all i got, and more! i'm glad that i was lead to this site, and i hope that i can be as helpful to others as people have been to me. i look forward to hanging out with you "guys" during the upcoming months. if i can be of help, feel free to get in touch. peace. darby
    darby, you are such a gentleman, and i know your wife has to be just as kind as you are! congratulations on your accomplishments thus far and much continued success to you.
  12. by   Tinker
    Hello! I am 24. I just moved to New York for Columbia's ETP program. I am half way through my first semester. I am single, no kids, and one cat.
  13. by   maryalex
    Hello,

    I just discovered this site last week during a web search for one of my classes. I have just been reading and thought I would introduce myself.

    I am a 49 year old BSN student, in an accelerated program for 2nd degree students. My original degree is a BS in Education with an emphasis on history, psychology, and sociology.

    I have a husband of 25 years, 3 children (boy - 19; girl - 15; girl - 12), and have lived in Indiana for 12 years. We moved from northern Virginia (my home) to find a better place to raise the children.

    I decided to return to school three years ago, but it was all put on hold for a year due to major medical problems - some of which continue to today, but I'm doing school anyway.

    I am in a new accelerated BSN program at IU School of Nursing. There are 20 of us "guinea pigs" and it is brutal. We are in our second summer session and this fall we will be taking junior and senior level courses. We should get our degrees in December 2003 - if we all survive. We've been in clinics last session; this Thursday we start our in hospital clinicals. That is nerve wracking!

    After I complete my BSN, I am going to take pre reqs for my MSN in family nurse practitioning. I hope to begin when I have my 1 to 2 years of practice in. It's as close as I can get to a medical degree at my age - which was my original major in college. Just took me a while to discover that I really wanted to return to the health care field.

    Hope I can be an encouragement to others. I know with our program, I can use all the encouragement I can get.

    Thanks for the site,

    maryalex
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by maryalex
    hello,

    i just discovered this site last week during a web search for one of my classes. i have just been reading and thought i would introduce myself.

    i am a 49 year old bsn student, in an accelerated program for 2nd degree students. my original degree is a bs in education with an emphasis on history, psychology, and sociology.

    i have a husband of 25 years, 3 children (boy - 19; girl - 15; girl - 12), and have lived in indiana for 12 years. we moved from northern virginia (my home) to find a better place to raise the children.

    i decided to return to school three years ago, but it was all put on hold for a year due to major medical problems - some of which continue to today, but i'm doing school anyway.

    i am in a new accelerated bsn program at iu school of nursing. there are 20 of us "guinea pigs" and it is brutal. we are in our second summer session and this fall we will be taking junior and senior level courses. we should get our degrees in december 2003 - if we all survive. we've been in clinics last session; this thursday we start our in hospital clinicals. that is nerve wracking!

    after i complete my bsn, i am going to take pre reqs for my msn in family nurse practitioning. i hope to begin when i have my 1 to 2 years of practice in. it's as close as i can get to a medical degree at my age - which was my original major in college. just took me a while to discover that i really wanted to return to the health care field.

    hope i can be an encouragement to others. i know with our program, i can use all the encouragement i can get.

    thanks for the site,

    maryalex
    hello and welcome. it is a pleasure to have you with us. much continued success to you and i pray your health continues to improve.

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