I'm a complete newbie, and I thought this site looked like a great place to introduce myself, gather some info and just chat with others!
My name is Lisa, and I'm a brand new nursing student. I just finished my first class this past spring (I'm talking 'brand new', as this class was Medical Terminology
!) I'm next up in the fall with A & P and Nutrition on my schedule. Once I complete A & P, I can submit my name to the eligibility list for the nursing program at my school. The wait list is a bit long at two years, but hey, I waited this long to go back to school, so it's fine!
I have a B.A. degree from Central Michigan University in something completely unrelated (Hospitality Management), so now I'm back in the student mode! I'm also looking into a program down at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI that has an accelerated program for those with a Bachelor's Degree (even in an unrelated field). We'll see.
On a side note, I can't tell you how many nurses I work with who discourage me from going into nursing. Amazing, really. I work in a local hospital doing unit clerk work (registration, dishcharge, physician orders, chart analysis, birth certs (I work in L & D), and other duties). I know the burn-out rate can be high, but I guess my thought is, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, then perhaps it's time to think of something else to do.
In any event, I'm excited to begin this new adventure, and I'm hoping for some insight from this forum!