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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Medi-surge bandages
    Help, I may quit in march if nothing picks up around midterms.
    Hi and welcome! Sounds VERY HARD!

    What kind of courses are you taking now? Are they subjects you are interested in at all, or you want to get right to the "good stuff"?

    My mistake was that I took every enjoyable course first, and then the pre-reqs that I hated I saved til last. Well, nothing harder than doing something you don't want to do.

    I think you have to make sure to take a fun elective at least every semester - it would then be something you can do really well at to bring up your GPA.

    Other than that I don't know what to tell you, do you need to do some screening to see if you have a learning disability? If you do then you can get some help to be more successful!

    Good luck, God bless - I think you will find there are more students here that have the same trouble than you think!
  2. by   LowPaidNurse0000
    I have to say thanks to! I am currently an LPN been one now for 5 years, still trying to decide if I want to go back and get my RN, actually still trying to decide if nursing is for me....lol! Thanks again!!
  3. by   nursescap
    I have taken everything there is to think of I have a total of 77 credits after this sememest of 17 credits I will have a total of 92d credits I just want to hurry up and get to the good stuff as you said earlier, and yes I have been tested for a learning disablity , but turns out they laughed at me and then, they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I have three more years to go when I transfer from the community college to a university. :angryfire



    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi and welcome! Sounds VERY HARD!

    What kind of courses are you taking now? Are they subjects you are interested in at all, or you want to get right to the "good stuff"?

    My mistake was that I took every enjoyable course first, and then the pre-reqs that I hated I saved til last. Well, nothing harder than doing something you don't want to do.

    I think you have to make sure to take a fun elective at least every semester - it would then be something you can do really well at to bring up your GPA.

    Other than that I don't know what to tell you, do you need to do some screening to see if you have a learning disability? If you do then you can get some help to be more successful!

    Good luck, God bless - I think you will find there are more students here that have the same trouble than you think!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from LowPaidNurse0000
    I have to say thanks to! I am currently an LPN been one now for 5 years, still trying to decide if I want to go back and get my RN, actually still trying to decide if nursing is for me....lol! Thanks again!!

    Well, whether you do nursing or not, would you go to school? Cuz there are core requirements usually, no matter WHAT you study for - the basics, ie an English, a math, a fine arts, etc... So if you wanted to you could take just one course. Pick something you like!

    When I went back to school (10 years after my RN) I changed majors like 6 times! It was the most fun time of my life! I took mostly writing classes - it was just awesome!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Medi-surge bandages
    I have taken everything there is to think of I have a total of 77 credits after this sememest of 17 credits I will have a total of 92d credits I just want to hurry up and get to the good stuff as you said earlier, and yes I have been tested for a learning disablity , but turns out they laughed at me and then, they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I have three more years to go when I transfer from the community college to a university. :angryfire

    Wow, that's a long time!

    WHO did the testing? If it wasn't an impartial agency maybe it would be worth doing again - maybe you could ask your local adult ed for suggestions.

    Good luck!
  6. by   cancergirl
    Nice to meet you too!! Congrats on your recovery!! I work in mental health now, since 2001 and I have my bachelors in psychology. I am pursuing my MSW now, but I would also like to obtain my BSN so I can be an RN or do something with both degrees. In your many ears experience on the job do you think that such a position is out there and pays well? lol....

    Hope to see you around

    SHannon :chuckle
  7. by   monjord
    hello everyone, i am new as well. i not only in my prereq stage of nursing school though b/c i am making a career change. i have a loong way to go! very nervous yet excited about the challenges i am about to face.

    i am the mother of a 5 yo boy and i am 31. nice to meet everyone. i love the forum so far.

    monjord
  8. by   greenspreengs
    Hi!
    Well, this is my first posting, I like all the bells and whistles available to me, but what I really like is how friendly everyone seems to be. Your message seems encouraging.
    Thanks for the welcome.


    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from cancergirl
    Nice to meet you too!! Congrats on your recovery!! I work in mental health now, since 2001 and I have my bachelors in psychology. I am pursuing my MSW now, but I would also like to obtain my BSN so I can be an RN or do something with both degrees. In your many ears experience on the job do you think that such a position is out there and pays well? lol....

    Hope to see you around

    SHannon :chuckle
    I don't know anyone with both degrees- it could be very very useful! Are you hoping to stay within mental health or no?
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from monjord
    hello everyone, i am new as well. i not only in my prereq stage of nursing school though b/c i am making a career change. i have a loong way to go! very nervous yet excited about the challenges i am about to face.

    i am the mother of a 5 yo boy and i am 31. nice to meet everyone. i love the forum so far.

    monjord
    What had you been doing before the nursing?

    Welcome and I hope you really enjoy it! Wow, a 5 year old PLUS school! You must be a tough lady!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from greenspreengs
    Hi!
    Well, this is my first posting, I like all the bells and whistles available to me, but what I really like is how friendly everyone seems to be. Your message seems encouraging.
    Thanks for the welcome.

    Yeah, this is a fun and friendly place. And there is so much to "see"! I hope you have fun!
  12. by   littlenursey
    Hi every body...
    I just found this site today and just became a member
    I'm a 21 years old, pre-nursing student in NYC going for a BSN
    I'm doing my last pre-req course(MicroBiology), just applied to a Nursing School and waiting for the "ACCEPT"(cross my fingers) in the mail... :wink2:
    Will take NLN-Pre Entrance Exam this coming March 5..Wish me luck!!!
    Currently a full-time student, with a part-time job, and also volunteer 2 days in a hospital just to get the feel of it
    Anybody here live in NYC?
  13. by   HaldolSTAT


    Hi. I am new to this forum, but no stranger to nursing forums in general. I love the "chat". I have been in nursing since 1995, graduated from a diploma program. Now I have re-entered studies for BSN completion. I have served my entire 10 years at the bedside in the medical and cardiac ICUs and love where I am. However, these bones of mine tell me I better be prepared to accept the possibility that life may deal me a desk job or something a little less "on the feet" later on, so that is why I am looking to get my BSN. I have a wonderful husband of 17 years, a 13 year old son and a 5 year old Doberman who would like the world to know she is a full-bred human.

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