Tell us about yourself. - page 2

I was reading in the General Discussion BB, where one of the regulars asked everyone to tell us a little bit about themselves. It is a great idea! We are mostly students in here, and we need to... Read More

  1. by   Bonnie Blue
    Hi ya'll. I'm 35, single tho I do have a cat. I will be starting the bridge MSN program at Vanderbilt. I have a BS and MS in exercise physiology. I'm specializing in acute care and hope to work for a cardiology group when I graduate. I will be working some but the bulk of my funding will be loans. The hardest thing for me will be moving to Nashville. I have roots here and in 5 weeks they will be ripped out. But I am willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve this goal.
  2. by   moni rn
    My name is Moni (hence my screen name), and I am 28 years old. I have been married for almost 4 years (Anniversary: July 4th). We have 2 "fur babies": Mets and Dallas (hence my old screen name).

    I have 2 Bachelors Degrees: Sports Medicine and Mathematics. Currently, I am taking my last prereq (Microbiology). On May 12th, I took the NLN Entrance Test, and I should get the results anyday now. If everything goes okay, I should start clinicals this upcoming spring.
  3. by   LMC
    I am 26 and in an evening ADN program that starts in August. I am doing intensive A&P now - lots of work. I also work 30 hrs/week, which makes for a busy schedule, but I don't have to take out any loans. I have a BA and MS in Community Health, and hope to start an MS in Nursing soon after getting my nursing license. I'd like to be a nurse practitioner...
    I am married, two cats, new puppy - he takes at least half of my spare time.
  4. by   dixiechick
    Hi everyone, forgive me if I spell anything wrong or talk funny, but I just watched 9kids for 9 hrs and I am prettty tired. Thats my job, Im seasonal, I watch everyones kids in the summer. I have three rugrats of my own. Three gals ages 12,10 and 8. I am 36 and have been married for 14 years.
    And yes, like all you nuts I have decided to choose a career that will turn my life upside down. But I cant wait to start it. I will start in the fall at a local community college,if fact I just registered Mondya for a Basic math ( been out of school 17 years and I'm a dummy)lol, and a pschy and socology class. I am only going part time. Which is 3 classes a semester for me. At this rate It will take 5 years to finish, but thats ok, this is the best time line for me. I didnt take chemistry or algebra in high school, so I have all these extra course to take. I really enjoy reading everyones imput, from other fellow student to experienced nurses. Good luck to us all!!!
  5. by   PMercier
    Hi,
    I'm Paul, 43 years old, married for 11 years with a 3.5 year old son. I've been an ER nurse in Houston TX for 4 years and am half way through a master's in nursing. My short term goal is to be working an ER nurse practitioner in 2002. Good luck to all of you. Take one day at a time and before you know it you will be walking across the stage. Help your classmates as much as you can. Cooperation = Graduation.
  6. by   kittykash
    Hi all. I found this BB a little late, but I've been enjoying it of late. My name is Karen and I'm 34 years old (soon to be 35). I graduated high school in '85 and didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. I moved up north and worked for a medical insurance company, moved back down south and worked for a family physician and there I found my love for nursing. I quit working in '93 to return to school, but the urge to get married and have a family was stronger, so I dropped school and married and had my daughter in '95. My husband is college educated and I didn't want my daughter to use me as an excuse not to do anything with her life, so I returned to school to "make" something of mine. I came up with a 4 year plan to complete an ADN program. I'm proud to say, that on 5/4/01 I graduated that program with honors. My father had a massive heart attack last August and has been in and out of ICU/CCU's. I've developed quite an interest in cardiac care, but unfortunately, unless I move from the rural area in which I live, I won't be able to pursue that dream. My other love while I was in school was psych. So, I've been hired to work in the Med/Surg unit at the local hospital where I'll work for 6 weeks. Then, I'll transfer to the psych unit where I'll train there. It's a fascinating field to work/learn in. Eventually, I'd like to return to school to get my bachelor's, but after 4 years of studying and test taking, I'm ready to work for a while (besides, my check book insists!)
  7. by   TeresaRN2b
    Well, I am very new here, but decided to jump on in. I am not actually a nursing student yet, but I know I will be. I will be starting back to school in the fall. I went half way through an RN program about 8 years ago. I went through a divorce and never completed it. I am sure that I can do it this time. I worked as a medical assistant and a phlebotomist for a while so I think that will help me in my studies. I am praying that the school will transfer all of my classes so that I only have to take the prerequisites that were different from what I took at my previous college. I am waiting on my records to be received and then I will be up to talk to the admissions office. I am so very excited. I guess I should mention some personal stuff about me. I am 27 (almost 28). I have 4 children, 3 boys and a 9 week old baby girl. I have a wonderful and supportive dh now. I live in Michigan, but grew up and went to school previously in Florida. I am a Navy veteran amongst other things. Well, I am so looking forward to going back to school. Sorry this is so long, but reading these boards just keeps me encouraged. I am so glad to have found a place like this.

    Teresa
  8. by   zannie
    Hi, I'm Zannie Liska, I'm 25 years old. My husband and I currently own a business and we are selling our business. He works full time and I run the business - he is going to concentrate on his career and I am going to Nursing school.

    I start my prereq's in 2 weeks (starting with the 2nd Summer Session). I am planning on getting my BSN. I am attending the local community college to save some money and am going to get all of my prereq's there and then go onto a 4-year institution for my BSN.

    --zannie
  9. by   jcardwell
    Hi my name is Jill. I'm 35 years old, been married for almost 10 years and have 4 kids...8 years old, 5 year old and 1 year old twins. I started doing my prereqs about 6 years ago to get my nursing degree and then my friend lost her baby when she was about 7 months pregnant and then had to deliver her baby at the hospital. I decided then that nursing wasn't for me and switched to a computer degree. Well....after 3 years of almost getting my degree...I've decided computers are too impersonal and I need to work with people. Every time I walk in a hospital, something inside says "I want to be a nurse". So....I'm going to go for it this time. I don't want to be 60 years old and say "why didn't I ever get my nursing degree". I start Statistics and Medical Terminology in 2 weeks and can't wait!

    Jill
  10. by   srmorrison1
    Hello, my name is Sheila. I am 28 years old, married to a wonderful man who is my best friend, and have a lovely daughter age 4 and a wonderful baby boy on the way due July 2, 2001. I am currently in my first year of nursing school for an ADN. My classes have been wonderful thus far but next semester we are learning how to do IV's (yikes!!!) I am nervous about this. My family have been very supportive during my time of school. Oh by the way did I also mention that I work 40 hours a week for an Internal Medicine physician. I have a heavy load but have managed so far. Once I graduate I plan on taking a second honeymoon trip and starting my career in either oncology or labor/delivery. Best wishes to all of you nursing students, I am sure that everyone will do well! I'm going to try!!
    Sheila
  11. by   delirium
    This is great! Its so neat to put a "face" with the screen name, if you know what I mean.
    And Sheila..... a student nurse with a soon to be newborn baby boy? You are a strong woman!
    Good luck to all of us!
    Love,
    Rebecca
  12. by   TxRn2B03Cheri
    Hi every1,
    My name is Cheri, I live in deep south Texas, I have a 10-year old son and an going to celebrate my 11th anniversary to my dh next Sat. I just received my letter of acceptance to the ADN program here, yesterday!! I finished my pre-req. classes this spring, so have had the summer off, atleast from school anyway!! I am looking forward to getting to know y'all better
  13. by   mistersleepy
    Hi, I'm Robert, 33, 11 months from graduation in an ADN program. Already have a BS in HR & Bible. Want to do CCU or Trauma for 3 years and then go to CRNA school. I have a wife who has been an RN for 10 years. Three great kids, Girl (7), Boy (5), and Girl (2). In my last life I was a professional youth minister (8.5 years) but I got burned out and didn't want to be a "REAL" pastor.

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