Introducing myself

  1. Hi everyone, I'm a new RN student as of the fall '04. Worked in HR for 10 years. Decided to stay at home with 4 children and finally found something that's right for me. I'm 39 and feeling a little overwhelmed with the prospect of pursuing a new career while keeping my large family afloat but I believe in my heart it's right for me! Glad to be here and love this website!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   purplemania
    Mature people make great nurses because you have life experiences that help you relate to your patient. I am glad you found your niche. I was past 40 when I became a nurse and was delighted to have an outlet for my OCD tendancies (tsk). Welcome to this board and to nursing.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    elaydo......welcome to All Nurses! I am just starting this fall as well.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Welcome to Allnurses.com.

    Enjoy school and please keep your sanity. Remember that you are going to need to take down time just for you, perhaps try to make one hour everyday yours. Stop for coffee and read a magazine, get a pedicure, a one hour bubble bath, etc................otherwise you can definitely feel overstressed.

    Good luck,,,,,,,
  6. by   Purlple
    Quote from elaydo
    Hi everyone, I'm a new RN student as of the fall '04. Worked in HR for 10 years. Decided to stay at home with 4 children and finally found something that's right for me. I'm 39 and feeling a little overwhelmed with the prospect of pursuing a new career while keeping my large family afloat but I believe in my heart it's right for me! Glad to be here and love this website!
    Hi Elaydo,
    I am over 30 myself and will be graduating next year. I spend over 10 yrs in Payroll, HR, Accounting. Once during my clinical one of the Doc's asked me what was my background. When I told him, he said "What a bazaar thing to do...from business to nursing". Since than I try to keep my mouth shut about my first bachelor and avoid long explanations.
  7. by   J Lynn
    Nice to meet you, elaydo. Beware of addiction to this place......I think we all have it .
  8. by   Tweety
    Good luck! Welcome!

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