Hello from a long time lurker

  1. It's about time I finally dropped a note here to say Hi! I found this site about 6 months ago or so and have been lurking ever since. Every thread I have ever read has had such great, useful information. Just reading your posts make me SSSSOOOOO excited to become a nurse!

    Nursing is a career change for me, as it looks to be/have been for many of you on this site. I graduated with a B.A. Spanish in 2004 and have already decided that I am not happy sitting behind a desk in a cube all day. After a few hospital stays over the last few years, and some really wonderful nurses, I finally realize what I want to be when I grow up. I wish I had taken up nursing the first time around, but I can't dwell on the past...I'm sure my Spanish background will still be helpful. I left my job in May, 2006 and am currently finishing up my nursing pre-reqs, which I actually enjoyed...funny how school seems so much better after 2 years of going to a job that you hate everyday. I have been accepted to Drexel University's ACE program for an Accelerated BSN, starting in Fall 2007. I absolutely cannot wait! I'm just jumping out of my skin! I don't think I've ever been so excited and impatient for classes to begin!

    Thanks for all the great information over the last 6 months! Anyone else starting Drexel's ACE program in the Fall? Any current or recent Drexel ACE BSNers out there that can tell me what to expect (aside from hard work and no life for a year)? Any ideas for financing :uhoh21: (really good private lenders, special programs, etc.) would also be immensely helpful.

    Sorry for the long post.

    ~Cathy
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! To find people that are enrolled in or familiar with a specific program, your state forum might be a big help to you. Good luck!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Hi and welcome!

    Spanish will definitely be a great asset . . . it is very hard to communicate effectively with someone when you don't speak their language and Spanish is the #1 other language spoken up here in rural Northern CA.

    Glad to hear about your excitement - I too love school and learning.

    steph
  5. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses!
  6. by   Qtp2t RN
    Thanks, Eric, Stevielynn and Tweety for making me feel welcome. Eric, I will take your advice and post in the PA forum in hopes of finding more information about my program and meeting future classmates. Stevie, thank you for assuring me that my previous degree will not be wasted time and money.

    Thanks again, everyone!

    ~Cathy
  7. by   RN BSN 2009
    welcome!

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