Hi everyone.... new memeber here

  1. Hi everyone

    This site is so wonderful and full of information.

    I've been lurking for a couple of weeks, and finally decided to join. I'm a 32-yr old, stay at home mother of 3 children, ages 9, 6 & 1. I plan to go back to work, once my youngest starts school in less than 4 yrs, and I have just recently found my calling. I want to be a nurse! It's funny, because I remember back when I was in the 1st grade, they asked us to draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I drew myself as a nurse, and here I am, very much excited to get into the profession.

    I am planning on going to a local technical school to become an LPN. Eventually, I'd like to be an RN. But for me, and with 3 young children, and limited funds, I think being an LPN will be a wonderful experience and great stepping stone on my way to being an RN in the future. I will have to do the schooling part-time though, which is fine, as I'm not looking to work for awhile. I would love to work in an assisted living facility.

    I'm planning on calling the school on Monday to get all of the information for the LPN program. I'm so excited, and nervous to do well.

    Any advice and encouragement is appreciated.

    Looking forward to getting to know everyone! :spin:
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   athena55
    Hello and Welcome to AllNurses!
    Geez, I also wanted to become a Nurse at a very young age. I am one of those old dinosaurs that feel that, for some of us, becoming an RN was more of a calling than an opportunity to bring home "just a paycheck"
    Wow, well have fun with your phone call. I do hope that you find a program that is suited for your needs. I think that your taking that first big step (deciding to go back to school) is one big hurdle. Of course there will be other, but I could feel your enthusiasm! [I went back to college while working full time (12 hour nights) and raising three young boys (8 y.o., 6 y.o., and a 4 y.o.)]
    Hey, let us know how your phone call went and which program you decide to apply to!
    Best of luck to you,
    Respectfully,
    athena
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. I hope that you find the site useful. Welcome!
  5. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from maddiesmommy
    hi everyone

    this site is so wonderful and full of information.

    i've been lurking for a couple of weeks, and finally decided to join. i'm a 32-yr old, stay at home mother of 3 children, ages 9, 6 & 1. i plan to go back to work, once my youngest starts school in less than 4 yrs, and i have just recently found my calling. i want to be a nurse! it's funny, because i remember back when i was in the 1st grade, they asked us to draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up, and i drew myself as a nurse, and here i am, very much excited to get into the profession.

    i am planning on going to a local technical school to become an lpn. eventually, i'd like to be an rn. but for me, and with 3 young children, and limited funds, i think being an lpn will be a wonderful experience and great stepping stone on my way to being an rn in the future. i will have to do the schooling part-time though, which is fine, as i'm not looking to work for awhile. i would love to work in an assisted living facility.

    i'm planning on calling the school on monday to get all of the information for the lpn program. i'm so excited, and nervous to do well.

    any advice and encouragement is appreciated.

    looking forward to getting to know everyone! :spin:
    hello maddiesmommy and welcome to the site!!!!!!

    so glad you decided to join us. good luck on your pursuit to follow your dream of becoming a nurse. enjoy the site!
  6. by   maddiesmommy
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'll let you all know what I find out after I call the tech school tomorrow.
  7. by   PEANUT1
    Hello, I am mom of 6 and returned to school with 5 stair steps, with number 6 arriving just before graduation. It can be done, just remember to see the big picture and take one day at a time. It is very much worth it!!! Good luck and go for it.

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