New to the boards and looking for some new students to email for support

  1. HI:

    I am 32, a mother of three and newly enrolled in nursing RN program. I was wondering if there are any gals out there who would like to email eachother for support. I have always wanted to be a nurse and finally I am persuing my dream after helping everyone else persue theirs..

    I am currently taking Chemistry/Biology and I have a really hard teacher. I have four books for this class and he is just a homeword/research paper freak. I am really afraid of this class and worry about failing. Anyone else have these fears when first going back to school???/

    Hope to hear from everyone!!! thanks



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    cheri2
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  3. by   Ms.Manicure
    Hi Cheri,
    I am a 22 yr old mother of one. married to a military man so i know what it's like to put yourself on the back burner. i am still trying to get into a program here in Nc because i just moved here.but i have been in one in my last state. i have felt the way you do and will in the future. it's going to be a change but you can do it. just find a system that works for you and get lots of help. enlist kids if they are older ,get hubby mom coworkers whomever. the kids can help with baths dinner,loading dishwasher,vacuming even studying. you'd be surprised. just make it fun. my son is 3 so he can't offer much help,but back home i got my older neices( i have 8) to help me make flashcards, house clean foe 2 or 3 dollars help with laundry anything i could. i would study at work during down time. there are so many ways you can make this happen for you you just have to believe in yourself and don't be afraid to say i need help. keep in touch. I would love to.
    felicia
    msfee808@aol.com
  4. by   Metron
    Hi Cheri2 and Ms. Manicure,
    My name is Michelle..I'm 24..No kids..so the job you have is definitely harder! I admire the students in our class with kids...We had a test, two quizzes, and a paper due today! UGH! I try to study during downtime at work, and my husband is a big help..he helps with the house..and is trying to pick up more hrs at work so I can cut back on mine! (Isn't that sweet?) keep in touch
    metron@tri-lakes.net
  5. by   janleb


    Hi Cherrie,
    I am 34 mother of three and start back into the RN program winter quarter. It is not easy but it is possible. I found out that if you feel you are going to have problems get a tutor before you drowned. Study groups are great and fun too. I think all A&P instructors are hard, but most will bend over backwards to make you successful. There are many anatomy biology internet sites, and many have practice exams and interactive activities. Jaydoc histoweb is a great one. Good Luck to you Janice

    Originally posted by cheri2:
    HI:

    I am 32, a mother of three and newly enrolled in nursing RN program. I was wondering if there are any gals out there who would like to email eachother for support. I have always wanted to be a nurse and finally I am persuing my dream after helping everyone else persue theirs..

    I am currently taking Chemistry/Biology and I have a really hard teacher. I have four books for this class and he is just a homeword/research paper freak. I am really afraid of this class and worry about failing. Anyone else have these fears when first going back to school???/

    Hope to hear from everyone!!! thanks

  6. by   RN-2-BE
    I, too, am a nursing student working on prerequisites (part-time) and currently attending the second half of my anatomy requirements. Anatomy is probably the most interesting class I have ever taken, but my GOD.... IT'S SO STRESSFUL! I literally live and breath it because I always have the feeling of not studying enough and second guessing myself if I really know this stuff. How about those tissue slides...they're a killer! I had my first lab practical last night on the digestive system and as I breezed through the models, I was completely dumbfounded on the slides, seeing that I studied too hard for them and when all I really needed to do was distinguish between what slide was what. I freaked out because I was concentrating more on what was in them than what they actually were. At least I'll be better prepared for the next practical...the Nervous System (Yikes!).

    Share your agonizing stories with me on any other bio classes that have been a rollercoaster ride for all of you. It's nice to know I'm not the only one stressing over the craziest things. I think we all know it will be worth it in the end, but it's a matter of getting to the final chapter of our nursing school adventure and beginning our nursing career! Good luck to all, hope to hear from you gals/guys soon!!!!
  7. by   braall
    Hi cher2, Im not a gal, but i am going back for my R.N. at age 38, two kid 14&8. Its tough going back to school after all these yrs, but I was not going to give up, pace yourself,when you get some classes under your belt the drive seems to get stronger. My wife is a R.N. so she understands how tough it is, she's wonderful and helps so much. I also work full time taking 9 hrs this semester.keep your chin up, if you need any help e-mail me anytime. GOD BLESS, YOUR FRIEND AND FUTURE R.N. BRAD
  8. by   angelaADSN
    Hi Cheri! I am in my sophmore year in the ADSN program. I am 23, married, with 3 kids. When I first started A&P all I knew was there are 2 arms, 2 legs, chest, and a head! lol! All I thought during that course was, "there is no way I can learn all of this" but I got out of it first time thank god! I was terrified and almost talked myself out of nursing. Now that I am in my sophmore year I can't believe the things I have retained in my head and thankful I stayed in! It get's better, just remember study, study, study, oh and study some more because that is about all the life your going to have for a while! lol! Good luck to you!
    Angela www.geocities.com/ajax_clean/StudentNurse.html
  9. by   Jen/almostanRN
    I'm in my last year of the RN program. It is hard to see the end even though it is only a few months away. I have found this last year to be the most stressful. I also have kids, ages 4 and 7...and it does make studying extremely hard. I know that it will be worth it in the end though and that is what matters...(IF I survive to the end...)
    Email me! jrousele@hotmail.com

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    Jen
  10. by   janleb
    Originally posted by RN-2-BE:
    I, too, am a nursing student working on prerequisites (part-time) and currently attending the second half of my anatomy requirements. Anatomy is probably the most interesting class I have ever taken, but my GOD.... IT'S SO STRESSFUL! I literally live and breath it because I always have the feeling of not studying enough and second guessing myself if I really know this stuff. How about those tissue slides...they're a killer! I had my first lab practical last night on the digestive system and as I breezed through the models, I was completely dumbfounded on the slides, seeing that I studied too hard for them and when all I really needed to do was distinguish between what slide was what. I freaked out because I was concentrating more on what was in them than what they actually were. At least I'll be better prepared for the next practical...the Nervous System (Yikes!).

    Share your agonizing stories with me on any other bio classes that have been a rollercoaster ride for all of you. It's nice to know I'm not the only one stressing over the craziest things. I think we all know it will be worth it in the end, but it's a matter of getting to the final chapter of our nursing school adventure and beginning our nursing career! Good luck to all, hope to hear from you gals/guys soon!!!!

    I am currently done with A&P. Slides were hard for me, I never felt like I studied enough, even though my A&P book was my bible for the whole year. There are many histology sites on the web that are great. They are just like the slides at lab. One in particular was JayDoc histo web, one of the best that I could find. Janice
  11. by   justbegun
    Hi, I am a 28 year old single mother of a seven and five year old. I am in my first semester of our schools ADN program. It is kind of hard because I don't use my free time wisely, meaning that I don't study like I should. So far I have 4 A's, 2 B's, and 2 C's. So I can't complain. At the school I attend, you have to have an overalll average of 75% to pass. The only draw back is if you have a passing grade going into the final, and flunk the final you don't pass the course. Some schools average the grade you have going into the finals with the grade you make on your final, but at the school I attend , you can have an A going into the final but if you flunk the final then.......
    So if I can be of help in anyway please email me at pmaiden@bellsouth.net. Remember that through GOD all things are possible!
  12. by   Katnip
    Hi Cherrie,

    I'm 45, with three kids, ages 15, 13, and 12. I started back to school part time for my pre-reqs and now am full time in my junior year.

    It's scary, but I think this is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. Like you, nursing's been something I've wanted to do for a very long time, and now I've got the chance.

    For what it's worth, general chemistry was my absolutely least favorite subject. Our professor made us do presentations in a business-typre format. Very odd.

    Keep going, you'll love it.
  13. by   Katnip
    Oops. Forgot to add my e-mail if you want to write.

    cyberkats@yahoo.com

    I'm Kathy
  14. by   Robin61970
    Hi cherie....I am 31 and am taking prereqs right now. I will apply for the program in May for August. By the time I get there I should have all except for A&P 2.....I am married with a 9,7,6,3 year old. I am lucky because my husband has been very supportive and i don't work...only school. It is still rough though with the kids and all the PTA functions,lol. I also wanted to do this for a very long time....so here I am. I do have those days where I wonder what I am doing, but not that often. Just remind yourself everyday...you can do it.....Robin61970@cs.com

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