A Proper Introduction

  1. Hi Y'all,
    I guess I jumped right in with my questions and did not properly introduce myself. I must say I have really learned a lot in a short time here and am very appreciative of the help and encouragement I have received!
    I have been teaching for about 20 years and rasing kids for 10 before that so I am older than most of you. I have always wanted to go to nursing school, even back at Penn State as an undegrad but was too imtimidated by the science courses.
    When I tell folks I am taking pre-reqs and searching for a program, they either laugh at me, tell me I am crazy, or say they admire me (mostly the first two), except my own three kids who are very proud of me. I have three in college, twins at West Point and Annapolis and a daughter about to graduate from Tech Colege.
    I have been taking care of other people my whole life, but I have always been particularly interested in medicine and now that on-line classes and accelerated programs are here--I am going to give it my best shot. Even though I am older-I do not feel old inside-and know that if the good Lord wills it, I have about 15 more good years of work in me.
    Why not do something that has always interested me? I will keep going till someone tells me I can't, and even then I will probably just do some more leg work to find a different way in. In the future I may want to return to overseas work, or simply work in a hospital peds ward. I am returning home from China where I have worked for the last 9 years and look forward to the next adventure. Thanks for all your help! Lizard3

    P.S. I teach high school English and always tell my female students-you can be anything you want--not like in my day when women were pretty much teachers or nurses. Then they say, "But Mrs. May--I thought you liked being a teacher"
    "I do" I reply.
    "But if you could do something else--what would it be?" they ask.
    "Why, a nurse!" I reply.
    Last edit by Lizard3 on Feb 25, '07 : Reason: typos
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  3. by   bethin
    Quote from Lizard3
    Hi Y'all,
    I guess I jumped right in with my questions and did not properly introduce myself. I must say I have really learned a lot in a short time here and am very appreciative of the help and encouragement I have received!
    I have been teaching for about 20 years and rasing kids for 10 before that so I am older than most of you. I have always wanted to go to nursing school, even back at Penn State as an undegrad but was too imtimidated by the science courses.
    When I tell folks I am taking pre-reqs and searching for a program, they either laugh at me, tell me I am crazy, or say they admire me (mostly the first two), except my own three kids who are very proud of me. I have three in college, twins at West Point and Annapolis and a daughter about to graduate from Tech Colege.
    I have been taking care of other people my whole life, but I have always been particularly interested in medicine and now that on-line classes and accelerated programs are here--I am going to give it my best shot. Even though I am older-I do not feel old inside-and know that if the good Lord wills it, I have about 15 more good years of work in me.
    Why not do something that has always interested me? I will keep going till someone tells me I can't, and even then I will probably just do some more leg work to find a different way in. In the future I may want to return to overseas work, or simply work in a hospital peds ward. I am returning home from China where I have worked for the last 9 years and look forward to the next adventure. Thanks for all your help! Lizard3

    P.S. I teach high school English and always tell my female students-you can be anything you want--not like in my day when women were pretty much teachers or nurses. Then they say, "But Mrs. May--I thought you liked being a teacher"
    "I do" I reply.
    "But if you could do something else--what would it be?" they ask.
    "Why, a nurse!" I reply.
    Since you are an English teacher I will try hard to type this post in correct English.

    Congratulations on doing what you want to do. You must be very proud of your children. It sounds like you raised them quite well!!

    Welcome to allnurses and good luck in school!
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Welcome to Allnurses!

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