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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 sckooshy1
    My name is Amber. I am currently trying to get my pre-req's done. Feel like it's taking forever. I have a 2yr old daughter, and I am married. Hope I can get some encouragement here to keep my eye on my goal. I just want to be an RN with an A.S. degree to start. I am 24. Glad to be here! amber

    Hi Amber, welcome to you! 2 year old daughter, wow, that is sometimes a tough stage! My son made it thru just fine - but the three's - AGHHHH!

    Good luck with school, there is a nursing student thread you can check out if you like!
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sybilnorbs
    hi! this sybil a new member

    Hi Sybil, welcome!! Hope you find what you need (and there's a whole lot of fun stuff here too!)
  3. by   ali_gator
    Quote from mjvjjv
    hi all , i am a 50 yr old lpn , licenced since 1985.
    i am making very good wages that are equivelant to an RN,s at this time, but i am working in a nursing home, and , frankly , i think i am losing my skills.i have considered going back for myRN but how long will it take?, and is it worth it at my age?I have found that I still do all the tasks as an RN.
    any input would be helpful, thanks
    I say GO FOR IT! :hatparty: Time will pass either way. If you're content where you are, stay where you are. If you want to go for your RN, I don't think you should hesitate.

    P.S. I know you've been there, but a book entitled How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School might be of some help. It offers some perspectives from people who have been in your boat.

    Best of luck!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from mjvjjv
    hi all , i am a 50 yr old lpn , licenced since 1985.
    i am making very good wages that are equivelant to an RN,s at this time, but i am working in a nursing home, and , frankly , i think i am losing my skills.i have considered going back for myRN but how long will it take?, and is it worth it at my age?I have found that I still do all the tasks as an RN.
    any input would be helpful, thanks

    You're wondering if it's "too late" and I'll tell you what someone told me: How old will you be if you get your RN? Well, at the VERY most it would be 4 years, so you'd be 54.

    How old will you be if you DON'T go to school?

    You'll still be 54!!! but without an RN!


    Now seriously I don't know how long it would take - but I think you would be AWFULLY GOOD AT IT - the LPN's have it going on a lot more than some RN's I know!


    I guess I would have to refer you to the nursing career forum at

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87

    Good luck to you! xoxoxoxoxoxo

    ps, honestly I don't think it would take 4 years - I am curious so let us know ok?
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ali_gator
    I say GO FOR IT! :hatparty: Time will pass either way. If you're content where you are, stay where you are. If you want to go for your RN, I don't think you should hesitate.

    P.S. I know you've been there, but a book entitled How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School might be of some help. It offers some perspectives from people who have been in your boat.

    Best of luck!

    Hi Ali, great minds think alike, huh?

    xo
  6. by   Renge
    Hello people... im Reginald from the philippines (20 yrs old)...
    im currently studying both BSBiology and BSN...
    im glad that ive found this site because i think this would supplement to my studies...

    and to all nurses, goodluck...
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Renge
    Hello people... im Reginald from the philippines (20 yrs old)...
    im currently studying both BSBiology and BSN...
    im glad that ive found this site because i think this would supplement to my studies...

    and to all nurses, goodluck...

    WOW that sounds TOUGH - good luck with it!
  8. by   becky927
    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!
    Hi my name is Becky, I will be starting classes this Monday. I'm 32 and I have'nt been in school for years. The past few days I have been reading over this site and I have to admit that I am nervous. Wish me luck!!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from becky927
    Hi my name is Becky, I will be starting classes this Monday. I'm 32 and I have'nt been in school for years. The past few days I have been reading over this site and I have to admit that I am nervous. Wish me luck!!

    Hi Becky!

    You can use that fear to help you! I went back to school 15 years ago and I said, "I don't even know HOW to study! How can I? But the fear made me more dilligent and serious, and I did very well, even though I didn't study as much as SOME people did!

    Let us know how you are doing, stop in once in a while!
  10. by   ali_gator
    You'll do great, Becky. I start a new school on Monday, and I'm very nervous, too.
  11. by   sadbrn
    Hello everyone I'm new, and just exploring the site. I've already got caught up reading the posts about Hospice experiences, end of life hallucinations, etc. I'll be spending a lot of time here!
    I am a nurse,. I've worked Hospice, Home health, Psych, ER, Long term care,
    Management, etc. I'm new here, but I'm an old nurse.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sadbrn
    Hello everyone I'm new, and just exploring the site. I've already got caught up reading the posts about Hospice experiences, end of life hallucinations, etc. I'll be spending a lot of time here!
    I am a nurse,. I've worked Hospice, Home health, Psych, ER, Long term care,
    Management, etc. I'm new here, but I'm an old nurse.

    Not "old" - experienced

    I have thought about hospice - it's one of the areas that many nurses feel uncomfortable in but I never really have.

    Welcome to the site, hope you enjoy!
  13. by   dream2life07
    Hi, I am new here and I start my first-year in nursing school. I am very excited and anxious to see what I am getting myself into. Although, I feel I have a love for it, I know there is a lot of sacrificing and determination needed in order to be successful in this program. Thanks for all the positive replies also negative (it gives me something to look forward too) :wink2:

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