Hey guys n gals!
My name is Ian. I am a 22 year old LPN student. I got my AA in nursing and just graduated my EMT program. Ive been sending out apps for Nursing programs since 03' and JUST finally got into one! o_O Talk about crazy. I had enough time to get my complete AA and EMT cert. (3.4GPA)
Anyways, a little about myself. Ive always wanted to be a nurse, specifically an RN. Im a sci fi geek and I enjoy studying and going to school. I have been with my partner for 4 years, (he is a high school teacher now). I have a twin brother who is a police officer and married to an amazing women. In fact, my entire family are all police officers excluding myself of course.
Im a very caring person and a hard worker, so this is the profession for me
I spent alot of time in the hospital getting my EMT, specifically the ER. From this ive learned that really like the emergency care type of nursing, so that is my goal. I have a long ways to go though it seems. I have a year of LPN (i clept first semester so im starting as a 2nd term) and then I must find an LPN --> RN Bridge program. THEN I have to get my BSN! Its enough to make my head spin a bit but it has to be done. I hear the hard part is getting into that first Nursing program. Things like LPN -> RN are less competetive and same to Rn -> BSN. I know im taking the long way around to get a simple degree but I do feel its better to just get all this done then apply constantly and keep getting rejected because I dont have a 4.0.
Im a hard worker and an excellent student. My GPA is only 3.4 though cause as much as I would like I didnt have the time for a long long time to just study all day. My mom had cancer and its come back and kemo and back again and more kemo.. That being said I had to take care of my little adopted special needs brothers. Its kinda put a damper on my school work at times. Now though she is better, and the timing couldnt be more perfect! I start my LPN program finally after all these years of waiting on the 9th. Needless to say im very excited. I have already started studying my pharmacology book and made flash cards for 112 of the drugs so far. Ok so I am an uber dork, so sue me? I want to be on the top of my game hehe ^^
Anyways, i rambled on enough, its nice to meet you all! <3