Older Student looking for e-mail buddies - page 2

Hi! My name is Sheila. I'm 42, just started my second year of a 3 year part-time evening program. Would like to be e-mail buddies with other older students who are juggling work, school, and families... Read More

  1. by   books
    Hi, Iam a 35yr old first year ADN student looking for someone to talk to about what else, nursiing school.I am in a classroom where the oldest is 25. Help! I feel like I cannot do this.Iwork a part-time job,have 2 kids, ages: 15&"40".ha!ha! They do try! but, really don't understand what it is like. Iam having major problems in test taking. Any tips from anyone one would be GREAT. I also am not computer savvy and would like some tips on good websites to go into for Help.



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  2. by   rita anger
    island girl, I am a 50 year old grandmother
    who has just finished my first semester of
    pn school. look forward to conversations w/similar situations. work full time in a hospice. plan on becoming a hospice nurse
    when and if ever i complete school
  3. by   DIDI
    hello, I'm back in school also, finally finishing my degree (part time),would love to here from other older students,(or younger) seems like I'm always older! Nursing has been so much of my life, and learning with it.
  4. by   shirley
    Hi islandgirl: I am a 47 year old wife and mother. I work fulltime as a nursing assistant and attend nursing school. I am fulfilling a 25 year old dream. We can do it all, can't we? If you need support, I am here. Shirley
  5. by   Agnus
    I'm looking at my 49th birthday in a few months. I am a new LPN graduate. I will be returning to school in the fall to continue on for my RN (ADN) and then on to my BSN. Right now I am just starting work at my first nursing job. Phew! I feel like I still have to study study study. Even though I am not in school. It never ends. I am so glad I am going back to get the RN. I am expected to know what the RN's know and I don't. There is so little understanding about what a new LPN can can cannot do, and what she knows. I work with an RN who was a LPN for 17 years. Even she doesn't seem to know. She was a LPN for 17 years and in that time she obviously grew learned an lot and became competent at a lot. But you don't get this right out of school. Anyway school is a huge challenge. I asked for some words of advise from a new grad, as I was entering school. She was a single mom. After she said, "Be afraid, be very afraid," She added that "Seriously, no matter what, never, give up." Those I have made my watch words. You have no idea what is ahead for you, but remember these words, "No matter what."
  6. by   ronda
    Hi, my name is Ronda and I am a nursing student in an ADN program in Georgia. I am looking for an e-mal pal to discuss some of the similarities and differences of our programs. I have two children and I am 34 years old, my husband is in the USNavy. Lets chat.
  7. by   Peggy8
    Originally posted by Agnus:
    I'm looking at my 49th birthday in a few months. I am a new LPN graduate. I will be returning to school in the fall to continue on for my RN (ADN) and then on to my BSN. Right now I am just starting work at my first nursing job. Phew! I feel like I still have to study study study. Even though I am not in school. It never ends. I am so glad I am going back to get the RN. I am expected to know what the RN's know and I don't. There is so little understanding about what a new LPN can can cannot do, and what she knows. I work with an RN who was a LPN for 17 years. Even she doesn't seem to know. She was a LPN for 17 years and in that time she obviously grew learned an lot and became competent at a lot. But you don't get this right out of school. Anyway school is a huge challenge. I asked for some words of advise from a new grad, as I was entering school. She was a single mom. After she said, "Be afraid, be very afraid," She added that "Seriously, no matter what, never, give up." Those I have made my watch words. You have no idea what is ahead for you, but remember these words, "No matter what."
    Hi Agnus,

    I really like your your attitude on Never Give Up As an older student I will live by those words. I am taking Chemistry now and do at times feel like giving up, so your message is a blessing, thanks!
    Peggy8
  8. by   kharris
    Hi Books,
    I just found this site. I am 43 and plan on taking my entrance exam this fall for LPN. Being out of school for so long like me how did you prepare for your test ?? I've forgotten all my math, etc. and am really apprehensive about test taking. thanks for the help.
    Originally posted by books:
    Hi, Iam a 35yr old first year ADN student looking for someone to talk to about what else, nursiing school.I am in a classroom where the oldest is 25. Help! I feel like I cannot do this.Iwork a part-time job,have 2 kids, ages: 15&"40".ha!ha! They do try! but, really don't understand what it is like. Iam having major problems in test taking. Any tips from anyone one would be GREAT. I also am not computer savvy and would like some tips on good websites to go into for Help.



  9. by   Regan
    Dear Sheila,
    It was so nice to read your post. I am a 33y/o wife and mother of three (10,7,and 2)I have been in school since 1994 only part time for most of that time. This August I will be starting my second year of clinical in the BSN program at Nicholls State! I love it but I too really have nothing in common with most of the people in my class. They all very sweet but young and on a different wavelength than I. I would love to be email buddies with you and everyone else who responded! Its tough and at times I don't think I'll make it but I continue on!Hope to talk with you soon!
    Regan
  10. by   biscuit
    Hey!!
    I too am a late bloomer. 40yrs of age and need to know what courses after my pre-req's. should I take. I need to work full time (single self supporting) and what is the average salary for an LPN... HELP!!!
    I freaking. A bit scared.

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  11. by   pearl220
    I'm 36 with a husband and two sons, 10 and 14, with a full-time job. I'm about to start a 2 year program. Like you I'd like to hear from others in similar situations for mutual support. I think it's great that we've all got the brass to do this in the first place.
  12. by   dearoldauntiem
    Hi! My name is Meg. I'm an LPN, working 2 jobs, (one of which includes travel), and am working through Regents for my ADN. Anyone else out there taking this route? Self-study is really difficult, as it takes alot of discipline to get the work done when you could easily be out playing on days off!

    [This message has been edited by dearoldauntiem (edited August 15, 2000).]
  13. by   sharyn
    Hi Island Girl:
    I am 38 y/o and am going into my final semester of a 2 year program. I am a single mom of four children, ages 16, 15, 13 and 4. This has definitely been on of the hardest things in have attempted in my life. So far I have a G.P.A. of 3.65 and am on the honors list. I say to you don't ever give up. You can do it. If you like you can email me at sam425@juno.com

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