Pre-nursing student newbie...happy to be here!!

  1. Hello...I'm Jennifer. Just moved to MN from WY to go to school. I have a little girl who turned 5 on the 9th of this month, and a little angel boy who came into our lives on the 8th of August this year!!! Things are soooo busy here already...I can't imagine what it will be like once I start school. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

    Graduated from HS in '99 with no clue what I wanted to do, so I just didn't go. (Kick myself all the time for that decision...!!) I have always known I wanted something in the medical field...decided a few years ago that I would start with an RN degree and go from there. My mom started as a nurse (I'm attending the same school she did way back when!), then got her P.A. I'd like to do the same, but we'll see how things go.

    I've worked as a CNA for a little over 3 years. I spent the first 2 working in the alzheimers/dementia unit of one of the nursing homes in wyo, then moved to the hospital and worked in the inpatient rehab unit (with stroke, back/neck/hip surgery, head/spinal cord injury patients, etc.). I enjoyed it, but it's not what I'd like to do once I've earned my degree. (I'm kind of an adrenaline junkie...I need more excitement.) Right now my interest lies in ER and OB. We'll see!

    I'd love to get to know some people!! Being that I just moved here (at 34 weeks in my pregnancy...yuck!) and haven't started school or working yet, I haven't had a chance to meet anyone. You can only stay sane so long talking to a 5 year old and a new baby.
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from schoolgirl2006
    Hello...I'm Jennifer. Just moved to MN from WY to go to school. I have a little girl who turned 5 on the 9th of this month, and a little angel boy who came into our lives on the 8th of August this year!!! Things are soooo busy here already...I can't imagine what it will be like once I start school. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

    Graduated from HS in '99 with no clue what I wanted to do, so I just didn't go. (Kick myself all the time for that decision...!!) I have always known I wanted something in the medical field...decided a few years ago that I would start with an RN degree and go from there. My mom started as a nurse (I'm attending the same school she did way back when!), then got her P.A. I'd like to do the same, but we'll see how things go.

    I've worked as a CNA for a little over 3 years. I spent the first 2 working in the alzheimers/dementia unit of one of the nursing homes in wyo, then moved to the hospital and worked in the inpatient rehab unit (with stroke, back/neck/hip surgery, head/spinal cord injury patients, etc.). I enjoyed it, but it's not what I'd like to do once I've earned my degree. (I'm kind of an adrenaline junkie...I need more excitement.) Right now my interest lies in ER and OB. We'll see!

    I'd love to get to know some people!! Being that I just moved here (at 34 weeks in my pregnancy...yuck!) and haven't started school or working yet, I haven't had a chance to meet anyone. You can only stay sane so long talking to a 5 year old and a new baby.
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    You will get plenty of adult "conversation" here. Enjoy the site.
  4. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!!

    Good luck to you in school! We hope to get to know you too, jump on in and have fun with us, it's good to have you here!!
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    hello and welcome to the wonderful family of allnurses.com. congrats on the new addition to the your family. enjoy your stay, and best of luck to you.
  6. by   schoolgirl2006
    Thanks for the "welcome" ladies!
  7. by   nitspring
    Hi everyone. I'm Chante. I just started going back to school in 03. I've been wanting to do nursing for awhile now. I've taken all my prereq and I have a GPA of 3.4. I have applied for 4 schools for the spring. I hope I get in. I tried to get for Fall of 05 but was not accepted. I cried the whole weekend. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by nitspring on Sep 29, '05
  8. by   luvltc
    Welcome! And welcome to the new addition to your family. I'm sure you will enjoy it here.
  9. by   nitspring
    Thanks for the welcome.
  10. by   anyalobiro
    [font=Book Antiqua]Am new on this site and am happy to have found it first of all i would like to start by saying hallo to everyone and thank all of you for all your messages they answer alot of my questions.Anyway Jeniffer i decided to post on your thread bcoz i find that we have alot in common except i havent yet been accepted into nursing school let alone applied.I too have a baby girl who turned 4in July and another lo who i had on july 2005 i have been admitted into ohio u as an undecided student for this coming winter quarter and i have made up my mind to do nursing but when i enquired i was told that there is a waiting list this really discouraged me as am wondering if i will ever be admitted and what i should be doing meanwhile as i wait then i also cleared high school back in 1995 and did not join college as i wasnt sure what i would do, ya..ya...I too regret but thats in the past amnd its good we both have made up our minds to change our situation.I wondered how i would make it with a little one and all am glad to know that you too are out there.ciao.
    Quote from schoolgirl2006
    Hello...I'm Jennifer. Just moved to MN from WY to go to school. I have a little girl who turned 5 on the 9th of this month, and a little angel boy who came into our lives on the 8th of August this year!!! Things are soooo busy here already...I can't imagine what it will be like once I start school. I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

    Graduated from HS in '99 with no clue what I wanted to do, so I just didn't go. (Kick myself all the time for that decision...!!) I have always known I wanted something in the medical field...decided a few years ago that I would start with an RN degree and go from there. My mom started as a nurse (I'm attending the same school she did way back when!), then got her P.A. I'd like to do the same, but we'll see how things go.

    I've worked as a CNA for a little over 3 years. I spent the first 2 working in the alzheimers/dementia unit of one of the nursing homes in wyo, then moved to the hospital and worked in the inpatient rehab unit (with stroke, back/neck/hip surgery, head/spinal cord injury patients, etc.). I enjoyed it, but it's not what I'd like to do once I've earned my degree. (I'm kind of an adrenaline junkie...I need more excitement.) Right now my interest lies in ER and OB. We'll see!

    I'd love to get to know some people!! Being that I just moved here (at 34 weeks in my pregnancy...yuck!) and haven't started school or working yet, I haven't had a chance to meet anyone. You can only stay sane so long talking to a 5 year old and a new baby.
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from anyalobiro
    [font=Book Antiqua]Am new on this site and am happy to have found it first of all i would like to start by saying hallo to everyone and thank all of you for all your messages they answer alot of my questions.Anyway Jeniffer i decided to post on your thread bcoz i find that we have alot in common except i havent yet been accepted into nursing school let alone applied.I too have a baby girl who turned 4in July and another lo who i had on july 2005 i have been admitted into ohio u as an undecided student for this coming winter quarter and i have made up my mind to do nursing but when i enquired i was told that there is a waiting list this really discouraged me as am wondering if i will ever be admitted and what i should be doing meanwhile as i wait then i also cleared high school back in 1995 and did not join college as i wasnt sure what i would do, ya..ya...I too regret but thats in the past amnd its good we both have made up our minds to change our situation.I wondered how i would make it with a little one and all am glad to know that you too are out there.ciao.
    Hello, anyalobiro,

    I want to welcome you to Allnurses.com. I am sure there are others who would like to do the same.

    Please, instead of posting on Jennifer's thread, start one of your own in the Introduction and Greetings forum. We would all like to greet you on your own thread.
  12. by   schoolgirl2006
    Quote from anyalobiro
    [font=Book Antiqua]Am new on this site and am happy to have found it first of all i would like to start by saying hallo to everyone and thank all of you for all your messages they answer alot of my questions.Anyway Jeniffer i decided to post on your thread bcoz i find that we have alot in common except i havent yet been accepted into nursing school let alone applied.I too have a baby girl who turned 4in July and another lo who i had on july 2005 i have been admitted into ohio u as an undecided student for this coming winter quarter and i have made up my mind to do nursing but when i enquired i was told that there is a waiting list this really discouraged me as am wondering if i will ever be admitted and what i should be doing meanwhile as i wait then i also cleared high school back in 1995 and did not join college as i wasnt sure what i would do, ya..ya...I too regret but thats in the past amnd its good we both have made up our minds to change our situation.I wondered how i would make it with a little one and all am glad to know that you too are out there.ciao.
    Hello and welcome! Nice to meet you. Yes, it seems we do have a lot in common...kinda nice to meet someone with such a similar situation. First off...congrats on the new baby!! Even with the lack of sleep and all the smelly diapers...we're having so much fun with our little guy!! He's smiling now and cooing a lot...it's too cute!!

    I do start school in January, but I won't be starting the nursing program until Fall 06(hopefully). Until then I'll be working on the last of my pre-requisites. (I took care of a few of them in Wyoming before I moved.) There is a waiting list in Wyoming as well...I figured I'd be working at it for 4 or 5 years by the time I got done...yes, very, VERY discouraging. There's such a HUGE demand for nurses, but we have to wait FOREVER to get the degree! Before I decided to move here, my plan for school was to get my pre-requisites done, apply, get put on the waiting list, then work on getting everything but the nursing classes out of the way (anthro, nutrition, english, etc. etc. etc.). I wanted to be able to put all my energy towards the "important" stuff and not have to worry about english papers when I could be studying for labs and such. Don't let yourself get discouraged...it's probably a blessing that there's a waiting list. Yeah, it sucks that you know what you want to do and you can't get it done right this minute (I'm the same way...I know what I want...gotta have it NOW!), but I really think that, especially being a mommy, pacing yourelf is a good idea. You don't want to burn yourself out with too much school when you have kids and work and life happening at the same time. I took a shot at school back in '02 for pre-med...16 credit hours...yowza! Between school, my daughter, work, etc...I ended up very overwhelmed and it affected my grades. I ended up dropping all but 2 classes. I don't want to spend the next 5 or 6 years on an associate degree...but if it keeps me from getting that stressed out again...it would be well worth it. The demand for nurses will still be there when we finish school, it's just a matter of making it until then!!

    Hang in there and keep in touch!! We'll get there...one step at a time. :wink2:

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