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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 thej
    hey girl, i feel a. not sure if i am responding right. these threads are all new to me. this may be an old posting., but i am new and trying to meet people. and you are def. one with my same circumstances.
    i am twenty eight years old. i was inschool for physical therapy in 1998 and became frustrated with the competitive edge and hard application expectations. i , too, had a 2.4 gpa and couldn't get it up.
    i quite. i am now..........old. and regret giving up. i regret not seeking tutors or gifted students to help me out. i regret not seeking couseling and trying to figure out what my problem may be.
    now i am trying to return to school, my gpa is now 3.0 thanx to taking dumb classs that i was actually good at (dance /choreography... )
    anyway, just wanted to say hi. i feel ya.
    should we keep trying?
    i want to be a nurse and i need to pick up my low self esteem from failure so many years ago, and try not to quit again.
    we need to finish this, right?
    nice to meet you
    jt

    JT you don't know me from another message board do you, on CM?

    Anyway - thou art never too old
  2. by   nvycorpsman
    hello :melody: hi everyone! i am new to this website and hoping to gain some helpful info. here. my name is lorelei and i am attempting and have been for five long years now to get into a nursing program! ugh! i used to work on an ambulance in arizona as an emt and loved it. used to go to college out there to, but now live in new york. what a change. i am a navy reservist and as you may have guessed by my username, i am a corpsman, which is like a paramedic or medical assistant and in some cases, a nurse. i work with the marines as a field medic. loads more fun than the clinic, but a lot more challenging. i applied to college of staten island and got denied! my gpa there is 3.8, but they don't go off your combined gpa, they look at 4 classes at that's it. i didn't do so hot in eng 111, at another college i attended and so that is what hurt me. i will reapply in the spring, but in the meantime i am looking for programs anywhere else on staten island or the area. any suggestions would be great! i was about to enter the nursing program in az when i moved out here. i am getting married to a ny city police detective in september, so you can imagine it was a bit important we live in the same state, and so in that, other things suffer. here i am 29 years old and still trying to get this degree done! hope to get to know a few of you, even if it is just on the pc. chau!
    lorelei
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nvycorpsman
    hello :melody: hi everyone! i am new to this website and hoping to gain some helpful info. here. my name is lorelei and i am attempting and have been for five long years now to get into a nursing program! ugh! i used to work on an ambulance in arizona as an emt and loved it. used to go to college out there to, but now live in new york. what a change. i am a navy reservist and as you may have guessed by my username, i am a corpsman, which is like a paramedic or medical assistant and in some cases, a nurse. i work with the marines as a field medic. loads more fun than the clinic, but a lot more challenging. i applied to college of staten island and got denied! my gpa there is 3.8, but they don't go off your combined gpa, they look at 4 classes at that's it. i didn't do so hot in eng 111, at another college i attended and so that is what hurt me. i will reapply in the spring, but in the meantime i am looking for programs anywhere else on staten island or the area. any suggestions would be great! i was about to enter the nursing program in az when i moved out here. i am getting married to a ny city police detective in september, so you can imagine it was a bit important we live in the same state, and so in that, other things suffer. here i am 29 years old and still trying to get this degree done! hope to get to know a few of you, even if it is just on the pc. chau!
    lorelei

    hi lorelei and welcome! congrats on everything!

    below is a link to the new york nurses' forum,

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=164

    they will be able to answer questions more specifically! boy am i jealous - you're 29, marrying a cop, just starting school, i assume you'll live at least near the city - cool! (if he has any single buddies who want to move to maine let me know ha ha)

    good luck!
  4. by   donna369
    Hello Everyone, I am new here..today. I am a 52 yr old LPN. I refused to go for my RN on High School graduation because during my senior school year i was a nursing assistant in the town hospital. The RN's that worked the floors, sat at the desk and did paperwork while the LPN and I did the RN's floor work. flipping glass ( yes, glass) I V bottles, shaving people for surgical preps, enemas, including milk and molassas enemas which we cooked on a burner behind the nursing station. I even gave the pills for the RN after she poured them! By graduation I knew I wanted to be involved with patient care and not just paper work! So i was accepted to the 2 yr RN program at the local community college and also to the Hospital LPN program in 1971. My mother and I fought and to cut off my nose to spite my face, I went and worked in the Veterans Hospital as a Nursing Assistant! I finally went to LPN school (the fire was still burning!) when my daughter was 4 yrs old. I was 29. :Melody: It was a hospital based program and most of my class were wives and mothers. I graduated in the top of our class of 30 (out of 50 who started) and was 1 of 3 LPNs hired at the hospital. In my 22 yrs of nursing I have experienced many speciality areas, including the first in hospital Hospice Unit, Med/Surg, newborn nursery and peds. I did private duty for a patient who had surgery to do peritoneal dialysis and took care of her for her 1st 12 hrs post op. I was thrilled to be a team member of a Vent Unit in a local Nursing/Rehab facility and got much experience there for a couple of years. I also trained in wound care for severe non healing decubitus in that Rehab unit. I had wings on my shoes for years, lol. Then I did staffing at almost all of the Nursing Homes in northern va. Then private duty and now i am doing private duty skilled care peds. I've slowed down a lot since graduation in 1983, but, I never wanted to get a degree or become an RN, and I still don't. I am happy with the varied experience of my nursing career since graduation in 1983 and consider it my calling. Nice to meet you all. Hope to talk with you again.
  5. by   nataleern
    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!
    HELLO! I AM NEW TO THIS SITE!! I POSTED A QUESTION AND WAS HOPING TO GET A ANSWER BUT I DIDNT GET A RESPONSE YET! SINCE YOU ARE A EXPERIENCED NURSE MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME! I WILL BE GRADUATING IN DECEMBER WITH A ASSOC IN NURSING! I WAS WONDERING WHEN I SHOULD START APPLYING FOR GN POSITIONS??? I HAVE NO CLUE IF I CAN START NOW OR IF IT IS TOO EARLY! HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS! THANKS :Melody:
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from donna369
    Hello Everyone, I am new here..today. I am a 52 yr old LPN. I refused to go for my RN on High School graduation because during my senior school year i was a nursing assistant in the town hospital. The RN's that worked the floors, sat at the desk and did paperwork while the LPN and I did the RN's floor work. flipping glass ( yes, glass) I V bottles, shaving people for surgical preps, enemas, including milk and molassas enemas which we cooked on a burner behind the nursing station. I even gave the pills for the RN after she poured them! By graduation I knew I wanted to be involved with patient care and not just paper work! So i was accepted to the 2 yr RN program at the local community college and also to the Hospital LPN program in 1971. My mother and I fought and to cut off my nose to spite my face, I went and worked in the Veterans Hospital as a Nursing Assistant! I finally went to LPN school (the fire was still burning!) when my daughter was 4 yrs old. I was 29. :Melody: It was a hospital based program and most of my class were wives and mothers. I graduated in the top of our class of 30 (out of 50 who started) and was 1 of 3 LPNs hired at the hospital. In my 22 yrs of nursing I have experienced many speciality areas, including the first in hospital Hospice Unit, Med/Surg, newborn nursery and peds. I did private duty for a patient who had surgery to do peritoneal dialysis and took care of her for her 1st 12 hrs post op. I was thrilled to be a team member of a Vent Unit in a local Nursing/Rehab facility and got much experience there for a couple of years. I also trained in wound care for severe non healing decubitus in that Rehab unit. I had wings on my shoes for years, lol. Then I did staffing at almost all of the Nursing Homes in northern va. Then private duty and now i am doing private duty skilled care peds. I've slowed down a lot since graduation in 1983, but, I never wanted to get a degree or become an RN, and I still don't. I am happy with the varied experience of my nursing career since graduation in 1983 and consider it my calling. Nice to meet you all. Hope to talk with you again.

    I SO enjoyed reading about your life and the different experiences you've had! WHOO HOO and you're only 52 - just starting, LOL! Thank you so much and keep posting, this is PRICELESS!
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nataleern
    HELLO! I AM NEW TO THIS SITE!! I POSTED A QUESTION AND WAS HOPING TO GET A ANSWER BUT I DIDNT GET A RESPONSE YET! SINCE YOU ARE A EXPERIENCED NURSE MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME! I WILL BE GRADUATING IN DECEMBER WITH A ASSOC IN NURSING! I WAS WONDERING WHEN I SHOULD START APPLYING FOR GN POSITIONS??? I HAVE NO CLUE IF I CAN START NOW OR IF IT IS TOO EARLY! HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS! THANKS :Melody:

    Hi, I feel bad that you got missed! Welcome!

    My own opinion? If you have a hunch where you want to go, by all means contact them and have them show you around or talk to you about what they offer, etc. The sooner the better I would think! Just try not to sign any contracts til you are sure of what you want.

    Try this thread and see if they can answer your question there. I'm sure there are lots who have been thru it already!

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87
  8. by   Olivia Chung
    HELLO! I am a new to this site.I am from Taiwan.My name is Olivia and working in the hospital now.I prepared N-clex last year.
  9. by   RiNtime
    Congradulations,

    I'm not a RN yet but as an EMT and ER volunteer in San Francisco I see the what happens when we don't adress our issues. I wish you continued success and happyness.

    RNtime
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Olivia Chung
    HELLO! I am a new to this site.I am from Taiwan.My name is Olivia and working in the hospital now.I prepared N-clex last year.


    Hi Olivia! Welcome to the site! Are you working in Taiwan now?

    Hope all is going very well! xo
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from RiNtime
    Congradulations,

    I'm not a RN yet but as an EMT and ER volunteer in San Francisco I see the what happens when we don't adress our issues. I wish you continued success and happyness.

    RNtime

    San Francisco - boy, ALMOST came to visit there this spring but my son got ill, rats! Anyway, hope you enjoy the board! Bless you!
  12. by   nvycorpsman
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi Lorelei and welcome! Congrats on everything!

    Below is a link to the New York nurses' forum,

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=164

    they will be able to answer questions more specifically! Boy am I jealous - you're 29, marrying a cop, just starting school, I assume you'll live at least NEAR the City - cool! (if he has any single buddies who want to move to Maine let me know ha ha)

    Good luck!
    Thanks for the response. I actually went on the NY Nurses link but so far, no one has responded to me. I will be patient though. I wish I was just starting school.........I am a return student and this time I have already been going for five years. It's the eternal jog to the BSN.......I should have just been a DR. As far as my fiance having any friends who want to move to Maine, I think they like their jobs to much! NYPD pays pretty good and the prestige, well these boys in blue are very proud! I have a friend from Maine, she used to live in a small town near where L.L. Bean is, sorry I can't think of the name of it right now.
    Oh, we live in Staten Island, right across the bridge from Brooklyn and Manhattan. It's nice here, a little more suburbia...
    Thanks and talk to you soon,
    Lorelei
  13. by   NurseyPam
    Hi everyone! I am fairly new to this site, usually just go in and read what everyone is saying. I work 12 nights in our local rural SMALL hospital. I have been a nurse for 13 years, 7 as LPN, last 6 as RN. Have two little girls (aka she-Devils) ages 5 and 3. Yep, got pregnant with the oldest while in nursing school! :chuckle Have a husband who survived me being in nursing school who is a CNA at another hospital not too far from our house. He does well with the "honey-do" lists that find their way to him when I can't finish something because of the crazy night shift sleep cycle.

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