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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   fozzie
    I will also be starting nursing school in a few weeks, and I'm so excited! I'm really determined to make it, no matter how hard it's going to get.

    I've been lurking around this place for a while now, so I figured I'd sign up and say hello! You guys are awesome.
  2. by   chunnice
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi Laura, I hope to see you here often! xo

    Thanks for the Welcome Zoe..This is a great site so I know I'll see ya around here!


    Laura
  3. by   fatum22-CNA
    Quote from fozzie
    I will also be starting nursing school in a few weeks, and I'm so excited! I'm really determined to make it, no matter how hard it's going to get.

    I've been lurking around this place for a while now, so I figured I'd sign up and say hello! You guys are awesome.
    I feel the same way this as to get done no matter how hard .I`m excited and nervous at the same time.This is a career change for me not that I had much of a career before this. surfing the forum i am surprised to see how many older adults are going for this later in life. I think it`s great and I hoe we all do well. I am 39y and go to C. of Staten Island. well in 2 weeks anyway. - :roll Joe
  4. by   susanah3110
    Hello, I am new. I have just started Cma school and got a little scared after reading how the nurses feel about Cma's. I wanted to eventually cross over to LVN. Is that possible? I am a 41 year old mother of a 17 yr old girl and a 16 yr old boy and I have been married 23yrs. made the mistake of getting married when I was 18 and no now I can go to school like I should have in the first place. I hope to hear from someone soon. BYe
    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!
  5. by   chunnice
    Quote from susanah3110
    Hello, I am new. I have just started Cma school and got a little scared after reading how the nurses feel about Cma's. I wanted to eventually cross over to LVN. Is that possible? I am a 41 year old mother of a 17 yr old girl and a 16 yr old boy and I have been married 23yrs. made the mistake of getting married when I was 18 and no now I can go to school like I should have in the first place. I hope to hear from someone soon. BYe

    Hi,

    I have posted before that CNA's are an important part of the Nursing picture. They do one of the hardest jobs. I appreciate my CNA's so much. If you are able to go LVN School ..go for it. I was a CNA before I became an LPN and it helped me alot with the basic Nursing care. I know a lot of schools like to see CNA experience.

    I wish you the best of luck and know that your needed....


    P.S. Don't worry about your age either..There is no age limit to further education...

    Laura
  6. by   fozzie
    Quote from fatum22-CNA
    Fozzie What School?
    I'll be going to GPC (Georgia Perimeter College). Heh...I've heard SO many awful things about it. But you know what? Eventually you just get so sick and tired of all the negativity. No matter how nightmarishly difficult it's supposed to be, I am going to make it.

    We just had our orientation this past Thursday and Friday...and, sure, it sounds rough, but it wasn't at all the way people were describing it to me...when people talked about it, they made it sound like we were going to be tortured or something! I mean really, I've never heard so much hatred spewed forth about a nursing program before.

    So, I've decided I'm just going to ignore any and all comments about it. It's not worth it, IMHO, getting so worked up about it. Better to save my energy to start my reading-we've already got our reading list for the first two weeks, and I better get cracking! :chuckle

    Good luck to you, fatum, and to everyone else!

    Ignore negativity!!
  7. by   stacysmom02
    Quote from Medi-surge bandages
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Deidre and I am somewhat a pre-nursing student I am waiting to take my clinicals. During these two years I am having a bad time in school. I am trying everything I can to pass, but I can't seem to get my gpa at a 3.0 for a particular college I am intrested in. I am at the point of quitting , and I don't know what to do. I am from Pennsylvania I hope that someone out there can give me some advice. I only hear the success stories of the over achiever, but I am sadly to say that I am the under achiever coming in at a whopping 2.4 I have a long way to go, or quit. I take class after class and still I feel as if I am getting no where. I am also tired of hearing from the smug nursing students here, that if you are a C student then know one will want you to treat that person. But if you are an A student then your are the best thing since Penicillin.
    I have tried over and over againg to be an A student but am tired of being average.

    Help, I may quit in march if nothing picks up around midterms.
    :angel2: Don't quite especially if this is what you really want to do. I was not one of the great students either but have my degree and my patients could care less what my GPA was. They want someone to care, listen, and most of all like their job. Trust me no one outside of school cares what your GPA is, or was. Hang in there and it will all work out. God Bless

    Stacysmom02
  8. by   kendarswife
    Good mornign all from the Show-me state. I am new just this morning. I am a 31 y/o mother of 3 boys...11, 5, and 1 and I am entering the nursing program in about 12 days!!! I am married to an RN who earned his BSN from Barnes College of Nursing so I have a WONDERFUL support system. Him and the other 75 nurses, 3 doctors, 2 social workers and 1 physical therapist that I work with!!! Nice to meet everyone!!!
  9. by   fozzie
    Welcome, kendarswife!

    Quote from Medi-surge bandages
    I am also tired of hearing from the smug nursing students here, that if you are a C student then know one will want you to treat that person. But if you are an A student then your are the best thing since Penicillin. I have tried over and over againg to be an A student but am tired of being average.
    You know what I heard? That C=RN. Try not to worry too much about what other people are doing, and no matter what, don't give up on your dreams. I know you can do it!
  10. by   kendarswife
    Dont give up. Yes, this is going to be one of the hardest things that you are going to do. AND remember, when you are all finished and you are sitting down to your NCLEX exam, they dont care what grades you made...as long as you passed the courses. I know plenty of people that "aced" nursing school and had to sit for boards more than once!!!!! So never fear you will do great. AND you have all of us whenever you need us!!!
    Quote from Medi-surge bandages
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Deidre and I am somewhat a pre-nursing student I am waiting to take my clinicals. During these two years I am having a bad time in school. I am trying everything I can to pass, but I can't seem to get my gpa at a 3.0 for a particular college I am intrested in. I am at the point of quitting , and I don't know what to do. I am from Pennsylvania I hope that someone out there can give me some advice. I only hear the success stories of the over achiever, but I am sadly to say that I am the under achiever coming in at a whopping 2.4 I have a long way to go, or quit. I take class after class and still I feel as if I am getting no where. I am also tired of hearing from the smug nursing students here, that if you are a C student then know one will want you to treat that person. But if you are an A student then your are the best thing since Penicillin.
    I have tried over and over againg to be an A student but am tired of being average.

    Help, I may quit in march if nothing picks up around midterms.
  11. by   elizabethhis
    I just wanted to say hi and thank you for the great intro. I unfortunantly don't have time to write a letter. Here's the short of it. I am 39 going back to school for ADN. (currently waiting to get into a program.)I have four boys 14-9, and also love Jesus. I too was raised catholic and got to know Jesus in 1988. I am thankfouly through my "thumper" stage and I love the hurt, "outcasts" and the "unlovely". Just wanted to let you know your note was so cool to read I had to reply. Hopefully we'll talk more.

    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!
  12. by   MSN/RN in 2010
    Hi everyone! I am also new... just joined this afternoon. I am a mother of 7 year old twin boys and am looking for a career change. I am currently researching and looking at different schools. I am very interested in one school in NYC (where I live), but think I will apply for the 6/2007 program. Need to take my GRE first. It's going to be hard studying again... since I've been out of school since 1998! Well, thanks for welcoming all of us newcomers!
  13. by   Antigone
    Hi everyone! I am from Manila, Philippines. I am 27 years old, and a third year BS Nursing student. I know, I'm too old to still be in school. I finished a different degree some years ago.

    More power!

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