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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   lpn_tonya87

    Well, I am an LPN who is just getting back into the groove of school. Going for the RN program in 2006 at my community college. I have 3 kids, 18, 13, and 12. Also have a 36 year old, do husbands count as children? Anyway, I live in rural Illinois and have 2 dogs and several cats (outside). I like going to school but after the LPN program, I am having a hard time adjusting to going back even though it has only been 8 months.
    Hope to talk with alot of you and I know you will have some great advice.
    thanks,
    Tonya
  2. by   nicunrs_in making
    I just joined today. Thank you all for the welcome. I am a junior nursing student at North Carolina Central University.
  3. by   explore_lap
    thanks for the warm welcome
  4. by   nursig
    Thanks xo,

    I'll browse the forum you gave.

    nursig
  5. by   homehealth
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi Angie, I didn't know all that! Cool!

    I have no clue how you mommies do it - school and kids - I went back to school for my bachelor's when my son was 3, it was VERY TOUGH! Kudos to you!
    Home Health I am 55 and started my BSN when my son was still young and was working. AT that time the classes were offered in my community and I got all but 3 units done. Then my health got bad and I didn't finish my BSN. When I went back to finish, all classes were online and I had 12 units to take because of changed requirements. It was an interesting time. My son was in college, my husband was in college chaning careers and I was finishing my degree. I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I graduated with my BSN in 2004. You can accomplish what you want if you want it bad enough. I am now working in home health. I first got my RN ADN in 1979 and had a chance to work in all departments of a hospital except OR, ER, and Labor and Delivery. I worked for 17 years. The experience has helped me greatly in home health. I love my job except for all the paperwork. I am going on to getr my MSN in Nursing Education. I may be older but I love teaching and feel I can make a contribution.
  6. by   homehealth
    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!
    If I could figure out how to send my information as a new member I would. Meanwhile this seems to work. It is great to hear about other nurses and their carrer paths. I have loved and hated nursing in my carrer. I love home health nursing. It might not pay as well as hospital nursing and the paperwork is mind-numbing but I make my own decisions and don't have someone looking over my shoulder. Thanks for wanting to say hello!
  7. by   wildgranny52
    Hi everyone!
    This is my first posting to this discussion! Let me introduce myself...I am an RN with an Associate's Degree and working towards my BSN...should be done with the requirements by next summer. I have been an RN for 25 years and have recently found that working towards my BSN to be very rewarding.
    I have worked in the maternal-child health area most of my career, branching out a couple of times to home health care and a clinical resource nursing job at a local community college.
    I have two sons, one who is 32 with three wonderful sons (yes, grandsons), and a son 14 years old who is "finding himself" this summer. Whatever "finding himself" means...
  8. by   wildgranny52
    Quote from Peach10
    Hi everyone,
    I just join allnurses and thanks for the welcome. I am a SRN from Singapore working in the OR. :hatparty: Been browsing in this site and find it pretty intereting. Hope to get more out of this forum and stuff.
    God bless looking forward to more!!!

    ...peach10...
    Ok, Okay, what is A SRN? Sorry to be so dumb...but I want to learn about different cultures and nurses from around the world.
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from lpn_tonya87

    Well, I am an LPN who is just getting back into the groove of school. Going for the RN program in 2006 at my community college. I have 3 kids, 18, 13, and 12. Also have a 36 year old, do husbands count as children? Anyway, I live in rural Illinois and have 2 dogs and several cats (outside). I like going to school but after the LPN program, I am having a hard time adjusting to going back even though it has only been 8 months.
    Hope to talk with alot of you and I know you will have some great advice.
    thanks,
    Tonya

    There's a common phenomenon that some people are experiencing lately and it's called FATIGUE!

    Just getting out of bed is a challenge and sometimes it is downhill from there, LOL!

    Maybe that's why us nurses are so good - we have such a strong will and constitution!

    You go, woman! I'm really proud of ya!

    xo
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nicunrs_in making
    I just joined today. Thank you all for the welcome. I am a junior nursing student at North Carolina Central University.

    Welcome! I hope you continue to do well!

    Just keep an open mind - maybe you are meant for another field besides NICU (although I am fascinated by it too!)

    Take care!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from explore_lap
    thanks for the warm welcome

    chuckle - you're welcome!
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from homehealth
    Home Health I am 55 and started my BSN when my son was still young and was working. AT that time the classes were offered in my community and I got all but 3 units done. Then my health got bad and I didn't finish my BSN. When I went back to finish, all classes were online and I had 12 units to take because of changed requirements. It was an interesting time. My son was in college, my husband was in college chaning careers and I was finishing my degree. I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I graduated with my BSN in 2004. You can accomplish what you want if you want it bad enough. I am now working in home health. I first got my RN ADN in 1979 and had a chance to work in all departments of a hospital except OR, ER, and Labor and Delivery. I worked for 17 years. The experience has helped me greatly in home health. I love my job except for all the paperwork. I am going on to getr my MSN in Nursing Education. I may be older but I love teaching and feel I can make a contribution.
    I knew a guy in his early 60's who STARTED going to med school! He figured, when he finishes med school, he will be the same age he would have been had he NOT gone. So I say YAYY! What could be better than to do something that pleases you and that you intuit you're good at! Enjoy!

    I did home health for a little while and I hear you on the paperwork! My LORD took longer than the PATIENTS!
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from homehealth
    If I could figure out how to send my information as a new member I would. Meanwhile this seems to work. It is great to hear about other nurses and their carrer paths. I have loved and hated nursing in my carrer. I love home health nursing. It might not pay as well as hospital nursing and the paperwork is mind-numbing but I make my own decisions and don't have someone looking over my shoulder. Thanks for wanting to say hello!

    Glad you're enjoying it!

    I think I liked it well enough I would have stayed in it. Unfortunately I was barely trained when my boss, the Director, was given a promotion: she was given a directorship of a sister agency an hour away on top of her original position.

    Needless to say becoming acting director overnight, with no support or training, was a wee bit much. Tried to get some more help but (shrug) I just couldn't do it on my own.

    Well good luck to you and keep posting!

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