Boy, do I feel at home..

  1. MMMM- let's see, 50% of you are on anti-depressants, 30% of you smoke, and tatoos are quite popular I see also. Man, am I in the right place.

    I'm 39 and a first-time single mom of a 3 yr old girl I adore. After 15 yrs in non-profit Social Services and 3 yrs at home with my daughter, I've decided I want to be a registered nurse. It's a bit scary starting over, but I'm getting excited. I'll be starting classes in the fall and I 'm sure to visit this wonderful place often. I've already laughed, growled, whooped, and almost cried cruising around this site these past few days. I'm really glad to be here.

    Love and much respect,
    Aulani
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   scrubs70
    Hi Aulani, welcome to the madhouse lol
    Great to have you aboard and I wish you all the best with your nursing.
    Richard
  4. by   ARmickie
    Quote from AulaniCruz
    MMMM- let's see, 50% of you are on anti-depressants, 30% of you smoke, and tatoos are quite popular I see also. Man, am I in the right place.

    I'm 39 and a first-time single mom of a 3 yr old girl I adore. After 15 yrs in non-profit Social Services and 3 yrs at home with my daughter, I've decided I want to be a registered nurse. It's a bit scary starting over, but I'm getting excited. I'll be starting classes in the fall and I 'm sure to visit this wonderful place often. I've already laughed, growled, whooped, and almost cried cruising around this site these past few days. I'm really glad to be here.

    Love and much respect,
    Aulani
    Welcome aboard, and much luck to you!
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Aulani...welcome to All nurses!!!
  6. by   manna
    Welcome to allnurses!

    Will you be starting nursing school this fall, or doing pre-reqs?
  7. by   psychomachia
    Quote from AulaniCruz
    MMMM- let's see, 50% of you are on anti-depressants, 30% of you smoke, and tatoos are quite popular I see also. Man, am I in the right place.
    Hmmmm...I'm not on anti-depressants, don't smoke, and have no tatoos...no wonder I feel out of place.

    and I thought it was just because of the religion and nursing thread...

    Quote from AulaniCruz
    Love and much respect,
    Aulani
    Backatcha'...
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Not on anti-depressants, never smoked cigs in my life thank you God, truly dislike tatoo art and wouldn't hang it on my wall so why on my body . . . . so I'm in the minority too. Although I am a rebel because I only have one hole in each ear lobe.

    However, a very big welcome to allnurses and best wishes as you start your journey to become a nurse. We are actually a pretty diverse crowd.

    All bonded by our commitment to, I think, being our patients advocate. Lots of good nurses here. I really appreciate the opportunity allnurses affords me.

    steph
  9. by   AulaniCruz
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    Quote from manna
    Welcome to allnurses!

    Will you be starting nursing school this fall, or doing pre-reqs?
    I'll be refreshing with 8? units of pre-reqs. I'll probably work a bit too to get a little fall back money. I'll be hittin the beach with my baby... I know I will be kissing my free-time goodbye for GOD knows how long.

    I'm really over the fear now of doing this and allowing myself to get excited about it. I can't wait to put on scrubs!

    Thanks to all who said hello, it really does help!

    Aulani
  10. by   Tweety
    What Steph said!
  11. by   NURSEPATTY
    Welcome to the group.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   nurseunderwater
    welcome from a homebirthin', tattoo'd, post-antidepressant, liberal, pro-choice, drum circle loving, ex-smoker mom/nurse/pre-med student....LOL K
  13. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    welcome from a homebirthin', tattoo'd, post-antidepressant, liberal, pro-choice, drum circle loving, ex-smoker mom/nurse/pre-med student....LOL K
    Hahaha!

    Welcome from this tattooed, pro-choice, democrat, anti-depressant free, childfree-by-choice, soon-to-be-ex-smoking, animal loving, pro-environment RN!
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    12 posts and look at all the diversity already! :kiss

    steph

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