Personal Stats on you as a student :)

  1. Since I am new here I was just curious to learn about my "new student friends"

    Full or Part time student?
    Do you work and go to school?
    Age?
    Single or Married?
    Children (if yes ages?)
    Other degrees?
    Ideal nursing position?
    Why you chose nursing?
    And anything else you want to share...

    TIA

    Here's me...

    Full time wife & mom part time student (not enough time in a day but I try)
    37 years old
    Married to a great guy
    4 boys (6,5,4,2)
    Got my BS in 1987
    I think I would like to work in our new Women's and Babies Hospital or Geriatrics...
    I should have done this in college the first time but my dad (an MD) talked me out of it and now is my biggest supporter (go figure )
    I am in a 2 year part time evening program which is great but it may say it is a "part time" program but we have to put in "full time" work
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Full or Part time student? Fulltime student
    Do you work and go to school? Work a couple nites a week at a hospital as a PCA.
    Age? 26
    Single or Married?Married for 2 years
    Children (if yes ages?) Nope just pets
    Other degrees? Associates in 2000 in Veterinary Technology
    Ideal nursing position? Working at our Childrens Hospital
    Why you chose nursing? hmm, not sure
    And anything else you want to share.. Currently surviving my 2nd semester of an ADN program
  4. by   PennyLane
    Full or Part time student? Part-time, still finishing up pre-reqs
    Do you work and go to school? Yes, I have a full-time job, but I will quit and go full-time once I officially start the BSN program.
    Age? 27
    Single or Married? Single! :roll
    Children (if yes ages?) No--but I have two FAT cats
    Other degrees? I have a B.S. in Environmental Science
    Ideal nursing position? Right now I think either ICU or Pediatrics. I'm also thinking about being a CRNA
    Why did you chose nursing? I love medical stuff, and I want to help people.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by jdomep
    since i am new here i was just curious to learn about my "new student friends"

    full or part time student?
    full time student
    do you work and go to school?

    i have not worked for the past month because i have been sick but usually work on the weekends (hopefully to start back in a couple of weeks or so)
    age?

    42 years old
    single or married?

    i am married (seperated)
    children (if yes ages?)

    i have three children a young adult 22, and two teenagers, 15 and 13.
    other degrees?

    i am an lpn
    ideal nursing position?
    emergency nursing
    why you chose nursing?

    i started as a nursing assistant, became an lpn and now in rn school and this i do feel, is my "calling" and i love nursing.
    and anything else you want to share...
    hehe, please don't be shy, ask as many questions as you like! :chuckle :kiss

    tia

    here's me...

    full time wife & mom part time student (not enough time in a day but i try)
    37 years old
    married to a great guy
    4 boys (6,5,4,2)
    got my bs in 1987
    i think i would like to work in our new women's and babies hospital or geriatrics...
    i should have done this in college the first time but my dad (an md) talked me out of it and now is my biggest supporter (go figure )
    i am in a 2 year part time evening program which is great but it may say it is a "part time" program but we have to put in "full time" work
  6. by   Hooligan
    Full or Part time student? Part-time Student (till pre-req's are done)

    Do you work and go to school? Work full-time (till pre-req's are done then will work 1/2 time)

    Age? 26
    Single or Married? Happily married to a wonderful guy

    Children (if yes ages?) No children yet (waiting till school is over)

    Other degrees? BA in English...funny how life works out isn't it?

    Ideal nursing position? I'm leaning towards Labor and Delivery right now

    Why you chose nursing? Flexible Career that will work well with my family (when I have it), I hate my traditional "desk job"

    I'm in a 2 year program and am applying to the program for next Fall Woo Hoo!!!!
  7. by   peaceful2100
    i am a full time student.

    single, 22 year old mom to a four and a half year old girl .

    i have an associate's degree in liberal arts that i received back in december 2000.

    i finally made up my mind for my senior capstone and the area i would love to do after i graduate and that is work in the neonatal intensive care unit.

    i choose nursing because of the horrible experiences i had when i was a patient when i had my daughter back in 97. i also choose nursing for other reasons too, i started exploring medical stuff and reading medical books and thought the health care area was pretty interesting (still is) and i wanted a job that would offer diversity, flexibility and stabilitiy. nursing does offer those 3 things. you get tired of one area or it is not what you thought there are so many other areas you can choose from both within the hospital and outside the hospital. the pay won't make me rich but as a single mom i will be able to provide a decent life for myself and my daughter. instead of some minimum wage job which hardly supports one person.

    other things to know, i am tired already in it is barely the 6th week of school. i am in my senior year and will graduate with my bsn on may 18th, 2003. i am so excited, i can't wait. :d
  8. by   RNIAM
    hey I just wanted to mention that we have a meet and greet post stuck at the top for new students.
    have a great day
  9. by   maire
    Full or Part time student? Part-time
    Do you work and go to school? Yes, I consider my position as SAHM a full-time job
    Age? 30
    Single or Married? Married for 9 years to my soul mate
    Children (if yes ages?) Ayup - 2 girls, ages 7 and 9, and a 7-month-old son
    Other degrees? I have so many credits to my name but none organized into a degree. LOL When I first graduated high school I changed my major so many times it wasn't funny.
    Ideal nursing position? Labor and Delivery!!
    Why you chose nursing? When I was pregnant with my first child I became fascinated by the changes that were going on in my body and the development of the baby...when I was in labor I thought my nurse was a goddess. ...obstetrics positively intrigues me, I think babies are wonderful, and I want to be a part of all that.
    And anything else you want to share... I tend to talk too much but I'm basically a nice person.
  10. by   Rena RN 2003
    Full or Part time student? part time, all i have left is nursing classes
    Do you work and go to school? i am employeed prn as a nurse tech but i rarely work while classes are going on
    Age? 32
    Single or Married? technically single although SO and i have lived together for 4 years
    Children (if yes ages?) yes, 2 boys. 11 years old and 2 years old
    Other degrees? not at this time
    Ideal nursing position? ER
    Why you chose nursing? it's all i can ever remember "wanting to be when i grow up", i'm good at it, i'll never be without a job.
  11. by   kimmicoobug
    I am a full time student.
    No, I don't work
    I am 25 years old, married, and have a daugher who is 4 and a son who is 18 months.
    I am in the RN year of my program (and I am counting down until I graduate in May...) I really really want to do labor and delivery and have been on my best behavior on that unit when I have my clinicals. Other areas of interest are ICU and med-surg.
    I chose nursing because of the nurse who I saw at my prenatal appts. with my daughter. She was so informative and took the time to really talk to me about my concerns and fears. She was great with therapeutic communication.
  12. by   memphispanda
    Full or Part time student? Full-time

    Do you work and go to school? Not this semester. I worked fulltime last semester, and I plan to Extern next semester.

    Age? 31

    Single or Married? Married -- 12 years
    Children (if yes ages?) 3 of them, boy 11, girl 5, boy 3 (all have birthdays in the next 2 months)

    Other degrees? AA General Studies, BA Social Science

    Ideal nursing position? Peds--any peds except OR, or Ped Oncology

    Why did you chose nursing? Many reasons...I have worked for 11 years in a "caring profession"--child care. I feel nursing is another "caring profession" (or at least ideally it is). My oldest child is a cancer survivor and is austistic. My husband has medical issues. My life experiences just led me to this.

    Carol
  13. by   RENAISSANCE RN
    Full or Part time student? Part Time Evenings
    Do you work and go to school? Both.. Work full time. school PT
    Age? 28
    Single or Married? Married
    Children (if yes ages?) none
    Other degrees? Business Management
    Ideal nursing position? I think I would like ICU. I am not sure if anything is idea.
    Why you chose nursing? I constantly want to be challenged. I cant stand sitting at a desk anymore. I feel that I have been "called". I know.. sounds corny.
    And anything else you want to share...
    I haven't enrolled in my nursing school courses yet.. Just taking the pre reqs.. I am having a lot of anxiety about this decision.....
    I think I will need to pray.
  14. by   Robin61970
    Full or Part time student? Full time student
    Do you work and go to school? No...just a wife and mom
    Age? 32
    Single or Married? married
    Children (if yes ages?) 4 ....3 boys..10,8,7 and 1 girl 4
    Other degrees? none
    Ideal nursing position? I don't know yet
    Why you chose nursing? I have always wanted to be a nurse and will finish pre-reqs this semester. I am applying to start Nursing one in the spring.....

    Robin

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