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  1. Hi

    I am new to this site, and I'm glad to find somewhere to talk about what is going on. I'm 28, married, and have a 3 year old. I have just got my letter that said I got into the RN program that I applied for. :roll I've been going to school for a year now, and was on pins and needles waiting to see if I made it. I live in a very rual town in Arkansas, and the school I applied to only lets 10 peolpe in every 2 years. I'll have to drive almost 2 hours to get to the school, but it is well worth it. I always wanted to be a nurse, but life just go in the way. Now I'm going back after all these years, and getting that letter made it all feel like it was going to happen this time. I'm glad to have found this site, and good luck to all the other student nurses out there.

    Shenee :kiss
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  3. by   nursedawn67
    Welcome to the site, it's a great place to vent, recieve info and make friends.
  4. by   nursing 101
    Welcome,
    I'm 28 and have 3 year old as well (boy)... lol. This site is great...
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by shenee
    hi

    i am new to this site, and i'm glad to find somewhere to talk about what is going on. :d i'm 28, married, and have a 3 year old. i have just got my letter that said i got into the rn program that i applied for. :roll i've been going to school for a year now, and was on pins and needles waiting to see if i made it. i live in a very rual town in arkansas, and the school i applied to only lets 10 peolpe in every 2 years. i'll have to drive almost 2 hours to get to the school, but it is well worth it. i always wanted to be a nurse, but life just go in the way. now i'm going back after all these years, and getting that letter made it all feel like it was going to happen this time. i'm glad to have found this site, and good luck to all the other student nurses out there.

    shenee :kiss
    shenee, welcome to the bb! congratulations on being accepted to the rn program. i too will start in an rn prgram this fall. enjoy your stay here and much continued success in your endeavors.
  6. by   fnimat1
    Congratulations Shenee!!!!!
    Hope to post to you soon!!!!


    Fatima
    "FutureR.N."
  7. by   DebsZoo
    Welcome aboard.....
    Best of luck in your studies!!
    Last edit by DebsZoo on Apr 20, '03
  8. by   grneturtle
    Hi Shenee!!!
    Welcome to nursing, you have taken the first step into a world that can be both exciting and painful at times.
    You will meet all kinds of people entering nursing, the compassionate ones who care about people, the ones who have nothing better to do, the ones who are only looking to make money and of course there are still the one's looking to marry a doctor!!!!!!!
    Remember to remember you will not know it all, and to ask a question will help you and maybe save a pts life!
    never feel afraid to interrupt and ask that question, to many times a new nurse will blunder through and hurt someone instead of asking a question afraid that they will look stupid!
    Ive been a nurse for 7 years an RN and was a cna for along time
    before that and have made my mistakes, but I have learned from them and dont do them again!
    Remember you must put time aside to study and incorporate that knowledge and with a husband and child that will be difficult and the best way to do that is to sit down now with hubby and explain how important this is to you and make a schedule for school time and family time and share, and share! Because house work can wait, bills can be paid late but you and your family come first!
    Love Annie
  9. by   suzannasue
    Shenee,
    Welcome welcome welcome...
    Congratulations on your acceptance to the nursing program!!!!
    Why does the program only accept 10 students every 2 years???WOW...must have a limited number of faculty...
    Anyway...glad you found this BB...have fun, and join in the conversations frequently...
    Remember to laugh often....and be good to yourself...
  10. by   RNIAM
    Good luck to you and may we all beocme excellent nursing students and future nurses.
  11. by   GPatty
    WOW! 10 students every 2 years???
    And I thought 30 a year was tough???

    Best of luck to you and welcome!
    Post often!

    Julie
  12. by   peaceful2100
    Welcome Shenee! Congratulations on getting accepted into nursing school. Hey, I am sure you probably already thought of this but considering you have an almost 2 hour commute time you have to do. Have you thought about doing notecards on tape. I always do notecards on tape. They are like flashcards and on the tape you say for example, What does RICE mean? Then you would pause so you can think about it and then answer it RICE=Rest, Immobilization, Cold, Elevation.
  13. by   live4today
    Welcome Shenee! Congratulations on gaining entrance to the RN program! This is a great place to stay in touch because you will receive a lot of encouragement, help, laughs when you need a lift, and educational advice to the hilt.
  14. by   shenee
    Thank you all so much for the welcome. The school can't keep nursing teachers, besause of the pay. Thants why the can't let very many peolpe in. The number used to be higher. Thay keep an add in the paper looking for teachers. I've been told Arkansas looses nurses to other states since they have higher pay. I love it here, and I'm not in it for the money anyway. Thank you all sooo much for your warm welcome. :kiss

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