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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   ihrigsm
    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!
    Thanks for the welcome - RN for 37yrs, originally Diploma grad in '68, BSN in '82. It's been a wild ride, seen lots of changes (not all for the good). Recently moved to the Shenandoah Valley from Georgia. My husband and I are now "empty nesters" - daughter 30yrs old and grandson who is 7, also son (27) who is newly-wed. Currently deciding on seeking employment in the area (full-time vs part-time).
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from shannyky
    Hi there!
    This is my first visit to this site and this is the first thread i have read. I was wondering why i could so relate to you....and there it was....the all too familiar AA! Amazing program isn't it? You just never know when you will meet a new friend!
    My name is Shannon and I am 35 years old, entering the LPN program here in the Spring.
    Just out of curiosity, did you pursue your LPN prior to becoming and RN? I have heard the +/- from some students, but I would like to hear from a practicing RN.
    I look forward to hearing from you, sounds like we have tons of things in common!
    In the Fellowship of the Spirit,

    Shannon J.

    Hi Shannon!

    Cool, my AA sistah! You need an ear just send me a private message -

    I had my cna first and then went to a 3 year diploma RN program. Probably could get my BS easily as I have all but 6 classes to go on an English degree, but I'm just not that interested.

    Hey God bless and keep in touch ok? xo
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from AussieChick2005
    Hey Everyone!!
    Stumbled across this great site!!

    My name is Celeste! Im 20 and from Australia.

    I've just completed my Diploma of Nursing (Pre-Enrollment) ((En)) . I start my first job on Monday in Acute Hospital. Looking forward to it, and another student was also offered a position at this hospital.

    Cheers, Cel

    Hi Welcome! so what kind of position did you and your classmate find? That is SO NEAT because the more used to doing patient care you are, the more easily you will find learning the new skills!

    Take care and hope it goes well!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Rana
    I'm Rana, another Aussie who has found this site today. I am supposed to be doing a 2000 wd Lit Reveiw but of course I am procrastinating I am a 30yr old mum to 3 cherubs I live in the Gold Coast Australia, I am currently working as a RN in a 30 bed medical ward and am back at school doing my masters of midwifery. This looks like a fun place to chat (like I need anything else to distract me lol).

    I hear you on the distraction LOL - as much as you want it you still like to turn off your head now and then

    Take care!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ihrigsm
    Thanks for the welcome - RN for 37yrs, originally Diploma grad in '68, BSN in '82. It's been a wild ride, seen lots of changes (not all for the good). Recently moved to the Shenandoah Valley from Georgia. My husband and I are now "empty nesters" - daughter 30yrs old and grandson who is 7, also son (27) who is newly-wed. Currently deciding on seeking employment in the area (full-time vs part-time).

    Wow sounds like a rich, full life! Personally I would go for part time so I could investigate my new area and its resources. Things get tight there are ALWAYS hours available I'm sure! But freedome is PRICELESS you know? Well let us know what you decide! xo
  6. by   chunnice
    Hi I'm new here.

    I am 41..soon to be 42. I am an LPN. I work as a Nurse Manager in a Long Term Care Facility. I am currently working towards my RN with the Excelsior program.

    I'm so glad I found this forum.

    Hope to get to know all of you!

    Laura
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from chunnice
    Hi I'm new here.

    I am 41..soon to be 42. I am an LPN. I work as a Nurse Manager in a Long Term Care Facility. I am currently working towards my RN with the Excelsior program.

    I'm so glad I found this forum.

    Hope to get to know all of you!

    Laura
    Hi Laura, I hope to see you here often! xo
  8. by   andrea1024
    hi zoeboboey, thanks for being so nice esp for new members like me... what can i say... i just need some advice pls... my family just moved here in canada last june, i am formerly freshman nursing stud in the philippines but i wasnt able to finish it because our papers were already approved to move here(canada)... im really want to pursue my career in health care so i want to be LPN first and hopefully in the near future upgrade it in RN, im looking for an online course because i cant afford to stop working.... sad to say i really really want to study as soon as possible... pls help me..... im looking forward to receive message from yah... tahnks in advance!!!

    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   fatum22-CNA
    Hello Everyone ! Thanks for the great welcomes. Zoeboboey , thanks for puting yourslf out there I thought I was alone with my issues but reading your intro I realized that I wasnt alone. I too have been sober now for 3y2m and still dealing with depression but am getting through it ok. I just wish I had some more support from loved ones I guess I have a lack of that.yada! yada! Reading you have been a nurse for over 20y gives me hope for myself. I am 39 year old guy starting RN studies this fall. I have been a CNA know for 2years. I love nursing, best thing I ever did with my life so far. Well thanks again and hello! Joe
    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!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from andrea1024
    hi zoeboboey, thanks for being so nice esp for new members like me... what can i say... i just need some advice pls... my family just moved here in canada last june, i am formerly freshman nursing stud in the philippines but i wasnt able to finish it because our papers were already approved to move here(canada)... im really want to pursue my career in health care so i want to be LPN first and hopefully in the near future upgrade it in RN, im looking for an online course because i cant afford to stop working.... sad to say i really really want to study as soon as possible... pls help me..... im looking forward to receive message from yah... tahnks in advance!!!

    Hiiiiii! How are you! Bumpy road, eh? Looks like "someone" is testing you out to see if you really REALLY want this!

    As to correspondence/internet studies, I don't know, but try the LPN forum (below) and ask - there must be someone that knows!

    Good luck and please come back often, especially if this isn't helpful, we will find something! Take care!

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=99
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from fatum22-CNA
    Hello Everyone ! Thanks for the great welcomes. Zoeboboey , thanks for puting yourslf out there I thought I was alone with my issues but reading your intro I realized that I wasnt alone. I too have been sober now for 3y2m and still dealing with depression but am getting through it ok. I just wish I had some more support from loved ones I guess I have a lack of that.yada! yada! Reading you have been a nurse for over 20y gives me hope for myself. I am 39 year old guy starting RN studies this fall. I have been a CNA know for 2years. I love nursing, best thing I ever did with my life so far. Well thanks again and hello! Joe

    Hi, great to hear from you! You know I bet there are a lot more of us who suffer depression - but many just don't know it! They have been below the water line for so long, to them it is normal!

    Try this, it's for nurses with mental illness. GREAT people on this thread! Take care!

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...mental+illness
  12. by   DeAnn
    Well Hi there Zoe and thanks for the warm welcome. I just found this site this evening as I was browsing on line through some choices for online nursing degrees. I have been tossing the idea around in my mind about doing the LPN to RN transition. However, I am not quite sure yet if it's what I want to do.
    Anyway, thanks for the welcome and hope you will stop in and say Hi from time to time.
    God Bless!!!! Dee :hatparty:
    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!
  13. by   NanerRN
    Hi to all. I will begin my adventure as a nursing student this month! August 29th is the first day of classes. I have been in the medical field for 14 years and have actually been persuing this since I was 19 but as it goes, "life happens" and 2 kids and 1 unstable husband later...I am FINALLY gonna get it done! Hope to be able to visit frequently, but from the reading we have already been assigned (and classes haven't officially started!) I am not so sure.

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