The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In! - page 5

Hi All! I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program. I already have an Associate in Science, but I'll be getting another ADN and then... Read More

  1. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    So how's it going Manny?
    Whew! Do you really wanna know? heh

    Me - I've mentioned this already, but I can't wait for classes to start. I'm a total nerd - I just love school, homework, learning.. any of that stuff. I feel like there's some sort of void in my life when classes aren't in session. My chem course begins August 19th, but I'm going to have to miss it for parent orientation at my son's school. My online classes don't start until August 25th - which reminds me I need to order my books TODAY!

    Apparently some of my enthusiasm for education must have rubbed off on my 5-year-old - he's been asking me "how many days until kindergarten" every morning when he wakes up for the past three weeks. They begin August 21st.

    I just got my computer back up and running - I got that crappy virus... my newest geeky computer endeavor is to re-build my personal webpage...

    Oh, we have a new family member now - a brand new, 8-week-old, black-and-tan chihuahua puppy. She adorable. Now if I can only keep the toddler from chasing her around the house! LOL

    If anyone ever wants to keep up with even more boring details of my pretty much ordinary life, I have a blog you can check out at http://www.livejournal.com/users/mannatat

    So pretty much same old, same old daily grind around here. Work, kids - you know the drill, I'm sure.
  2. by   arlheart
    Add another male to the group. I just finished my ADN degree and am starting to study for the NCLEX. My wife is thrilled that I am out of school, but she knows I'll eventually go back for an advanced degree. After all, I have a BS in Biology and now the ADN so I might as well keep adding to the debt with more school. At least the kids can see that when you really want something, you can do it, although it takes a lot of work and a very supportive family.

    Shawn
  3. by   agent
    welcome shawn!

    manna -- sorry i asked :chuckle
  4. by   slyhrtbt
    Hey guy's
    It's great to see a guy's club here. I'm a 31 year old CNA now and start my ADN program on the 25th. I'm not sure how many guy's will be in my class but I do know a few.
  5. by   agent
    welcome steve.. im hoping we can all share our experiences once we start the program.
  6. by   camrn
    Yep, here's another...37, father of two, married and changing careers. I'm working on my prereqs right not, just finished A&P I and II this summer. YIKES! But, I lived through it w/ an A and a B+. So on to this fall w/ Micro, Nutrition, Math for Health Pros, and Dev. Psych. I'm looking forward to a more "normal" semester. I'm applying to a BSN program that accepts 40 out of about 100 applicants.

    I think there's about 10 other guys in the running right now. Let's stick together and see each other through this!

    By the way, Agent: Love your photo of Bristo! I'm a total Alias addict and can't wait until the season opener. Do you happen to know when it is???
  7. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by camrn
    Yep, here's another...37, father of two, married and changing careers. I'm working on my prereqs right not, just finished A&P I and II this summer. YIKES! But, I lived through it w/ an A and a B+. So on to this fall w/ Micro, Nutrition, Math for Health Pros, and Dev. Psych.
    Wow, you took A&P 1 and 2 this summer?!?! And I thought my 10 week microbiology course was difficult...

    Welcome to the board and good luck this fall!
  8. by   camrn
    Thanks for the welcome, Todd. Yeah, I finished A&P I and II this summer and thought I'd pull all my gray hair out, which would pretty much make me bald! The last 2 weeks were the toughest and I blew my A on the last 2 lecture exams. But, oh well, I feel blessed to have gotten what I got.

    I hope Micro is okay this fall. I've heard mixed reviews. How'd you fair in it this summer?
  9. by   agent
    Not sure when alias is coming out probably september. I could look it up

    edit>> it doesnt say on abc's site..
    Last edit by agent on Aug 15, '03
  10. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by camrn
    Thanks for the welcome, Todd. Yeah, I finished A&P I and II this summer and thought I'd pull all my gray hair out, which would pretty much make me bald! The last 2 weeks were the toughest and I blew my A on the last 2 lecture exams. But, oh well, I feel blessed to have gotten what I got.

    I hope Micro is okay this fall. I've heard mixed reviews. How'd you fair in it this summer?
    I didn't think micro was all that difficult, conceptually speaking. The problem was that it was a ton of information crammed into a very short period of time. I think it would have been much easier if had been a regular semester instead of a shortened summer session. If you did that well while taking both A&P's, then you should do fine with micro this fall. Good luck!
  11. by   agent
    im going to try to take micro over the summer as well. Should be fairly hellish, but better to get it out of the way.

    Im taking a&p in a full semester
  12. by   camrn
    Thanks, Todd: Gosh it's so good to be talking to GUYS about school and getting this kind of real feedback. Thanks, you guys. Let's keep this up. Great idea, Agent! (oh, and thanks for the tidbit on Alias. Should be ready to rock around September.
  13. by   agent
    About alias.. this whole losing her memory thing seemed kind of retarded.. i hope they pull it off and dont turn the series into something stupid.

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