Tell us about yourself. - page 3

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   dgh1973
    HI-

    My name is Deirdre. I'm 27, soon to be 28 in July. I'm married and have a 5 year old daughter. I attended a year of nursing school about one year ago and decided not to go back for my second year. I was attending a weekend program and it got to be too stressful being away from my husband and daughter every weekend. Anyway, I decided to take this last year off and spend with my daughter who will be starting kindergarten in the Fall. It was the best decision I could have made for my family. I've been accepted as a transfer student for the ADN program at a community college in dallas. I'm eager to return to school and get on with what I've wanted to do for a very long time. Anyway, good luck to everyone!
  2. by   Brown Suga
    Hello. My name is Marlita, and I will be starting an ADN nursing program in august. I am very excited and nervous to be starting the nursing program because I don't know what to expect. I know the program is going to require a lot of outside classroom time to prepare for lecture and clinicals. I am current working in a hospital as a CNA gaining some experience to help out in the long run when clinicals come around. After reading the board I will definitely be checking in from time to time to ask for advice or give some when necessary. I want to congratulate of you who are planning on prusuing nursing. I believe nurses should receive more credit for the service they provide to patients and their families. Nursing has a couple things in common with teacher they are both underpaid and not appreciated the way they should be. This two reasons are proably the key factors toward the nursing shortage. I just want to add my thoughts to the list.

    Thank you
  3. by   BrandyBSN
    My name is Brandy,

    I am 21 years old (22 in September), and I am a senior at Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri. In May 2002 I will be graduating with my BSN and I plan to specialize in Trauma. My favorite area of nursing is critical care, as i feel that the constant changes keeps me on my toes. I live with my fiance Kevin, but he just moved in in May (he just graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Agri-Business) so he has no idea what he has gotten himself into.

    I tend to be very opinionated, so please, no one take offense to my posts!

    if you use AOL instant messenger, my screen name is BrandyBSN

    Its great to be able to discuss issues with students from all areas of the globe!
  4. by   TCW
    Hi, I am 29 yrs old from Pittsburgh, PA. I am single with no children; although I have a 4 year old cat who's nothing but trouble.

    I will be starting my pre-reqs for nursing school in August 2001 and hope to transfer into a BSN program in Philadelphia next fall. I have a BA already so this will be a second degree for me. I have several years of experience in health insurance so I know alittle bit about healthcare already.

    I decided to go to nursing school after going through a messy breakup last summer with my fiance. I am so happy to be able to have a "second" chance.

    Good luck everyone!!!
    Tonya:
  5. by   wanna B an RN
    hi, my name is raquel, and i've just started my pre-req's. i'm really excited! i am 26 years old, and married with 4 children. i have a 7 year old son, 3 year old twin girls, and a 5 mo. old girl.

    i actually wanted to be a nurse practitioner, because of how sick i became during my last pregnancy, and i was also tired of missing out on my children's days working 5 days a week (here, rn's work (3) 12 hr shifts per week). after talking with my own nurse practitioner, she suggested that i start with becoming an rn first. now i'm hooked! for now, my main goal is to become an rn, and once i have a few years under my belt, i'll be ready to pursue my dream of nurse practitioner.

    i was worried that i was starting too late, but i'm glad to see that is not the case.:d
  6. by   wanna B an RN
    hi, my name is raquel, and i've just started my pre-req's. i'm really excited! i am 26 years old, and married with 4 children. i have a 7 year old son, 3 year old twin girls, and a 5 mo. old girl.

    i actually wanted to be a nurse practitioner, because of how sick i became during my last pregnancy, and i was also tired of missing out on my children's days working 5 days a week (here, rn's work (3) 12 hr shifts per week). after talking with my own nurse practitioner, she suggested that i start with becoming an rn first. now i'm hooked! for now, my main goal is to become an rn, and once i have a few years under my belt, i'll be ready to pursue my dream of nurse practitioner.

    i was worried that i was starting too late, but i'm glad to see that is not the case.:d
  7. by   laurasjj
    Hi! I'm 22 and from Memphis. I am married and have a 2 year old son (who keeps me on the run). I am in the BSN program at the University of Memphis. When my son was born, I slowed down on my classes, so I just finished all of my pre-reqs. Last semester I was able to take pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. But I will be starting my *hands on* nursing classes this fall (yippee!!).
  8. by   cheri2
    Wow...a lot of moms in this group. Good to see that us women are persuing a life after children. I am in the 30 something group..have three kids under the age of 6 (a set of twins to boot). I am in my second year..I just finished all my pre reqs and will begin my clinicals and actual nursing classes in Jan. i cannot wait. The classes up to this point have been fun and interesting. I have always wanted to be a nurse but never pursued it. I decided to to go for it after my dad fell ill with copd and died. While I sat in his hospital room...I got the calling again..big time. So..the day after his death..I went to the campus and transfered my old college credits and began my journey. I applaud all of you here..especially us moms..for taking on such a challlenging career. Good luck to you all..



  9. by   Weathergirl
    Hello everyone! I just found this discussion board! I'm 34 yo, married for 15 yrs and I have three kids under my feet (13 yo son, 11 yo daughter, 11 yo niece)--oh and one very stuck-up cat!! ;-) I currently hold a BS in Meteorology and I'm returning to school in August for the ADN program. I had always wanted to do weather and nursing-----so I'm doing both!!
  10. by   NurseAngie
    Geez, I feel so at home here. Do ya mind if I kick off my shoes and stay awhile? I guess you know that my name is Angie (Did NurseAngie give it away???) and I'm almost 29. I have been married for ten years to a US sailor and we have two awesome boys. Alex is nine and Jared is six. I've lived lots of different places and Italy is home for right now. I'm a LPN and have been since '98. I am returning to the classroom in January to earn an ADN. I will be a geographic bachelorette since the Navy believes that sailors belong at sea. (where did they ever get a crazy idea like that??) Anyway, I do lots of volunteer work here and I love nursing. It's a real adventure. I really admire anyone who follows their dreams. Mine are a reality. I am blessed and happy to be here. Ciao for now!
  11. by   Sonja
    Hi, My name is Sonja and I am a 33 year old mother of 3. (My kids think I am 29 so don't let on my real age) I live in Alberta, Canada and I am taking my LPN by distance Ed. (I know, but I live in a rural area with no classes close by available.) Besides my 3 children I live with my husband, a cat, a blind dog and a hamster. I am also glad to see so many moms and life experienced people here. i love to read your posts and find a lot of inspiration in them. My age is taking it's toll with A&P as I can understand it, I just can't remember it! ANY suggestions would be appreciated.
  12. by   Sonja
    Hi, My name is Sonja and I am a 33 year old mother of 3. (My kids think I am 29 so don't let on my real age) I live in Alberta, Canada and I am taking my LPN by distance Ed. (I know, but I live in a rural area with no classes close by available.) Besides my 3 children I live with my husband, a cat, a blind dog and a hamster. I am also glad to see so many moms and life experienced people here. i love to read your posts and find a lot of inspiration in them. My age is taking it's toll with A&P as I can understand it, I just can't remember it!:ANY suggestions would be appreciated.
  13. by   NurseNicole
    Hi! I will finally be starting a nursing program this fall. I have been working on my pre-req's while working full time for eight cardiology doctors at the same time. It has been a long four years. I will graduate with my BSN in 2005. I am going to UMKC they just started this program, so far it has been great. I am married with two dogs, and one cat. So, I don't need kids. They are hard enough to handle. Anyway I am so excited for school to start and to actually go during the day instead of at night. By the way I just turned 29. I want to be 21 again.

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