dreameyes1 2,805 Views
Joined Oct 17, '02.
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I will be 44 next month and also have teenagers at home. One is in her senior year abd the other is a freshman. Hoping to start my RN -BSN in January and graduate in december of next year. I also work fulltime (6-12hrs +1- 8hrs) in two weeks. I work for the VA so sometimes my 12 becomes a 16 hrs and the 8 can become 12hrs. Forgot to mmention singlemom. DO it in the time that allows you to be comfortable . Being stressed out for a year while learning a new profession ......... I advise strongly against that . I did that when i went from LPN-RN , cried every night ... slept very little and tried to quit 2 weeks before graduation.
But that's just me.
I agree with the previous poster. They run a little small for me also.However I feel that you must try them on. i ITRIED the same size in different styles and materials and ended up needing different sizes. Hope this helps
As a matter of fact I did.
Graduated in 2011. I greatly enjoyed the teachers and my fellow Classmates , eventhough we did not see each other much.
"ISFJ " here. thought that I am the only "odd" one here.
CONGRATS and Hats OFF to this LADY!!!!!!
All my excuses just walked right out of the door.
Congratulations!!!!! And Good Luck on the next part of your journey!!!!
i worked with a Nurse that graduated at age 60 . Myself i am 43 and been a nurse for 4 yrs, just graduated from LPN-ADN bridge last may.Now have
my sight set on going back to school to get my BSN ...... then maybe even my MSN. You can do it . I work Full time and have two teenagers at home.
Hello there....First off Congrats for going back!!!!! Itook the scenic route also. Completed my LPN-ADN last year in May and have worked as a RN a litte over a year now.
Now I am thinking about going back to get my BSN.The hardest thing for me is trying the funds for my education.Don't let anything stop you .GOOD LUCK on your Journey.
Great article!!!!! I really enjoyed reading. I also took the scenic route into Nursing. Worked in Human Services for 13 yrs before I made the JUMP into my current profession. I also work in LTC , and can truly say that the good outweigh the bad and I cannot imagine doing anything different .
very inspiring ......Patient recently told me what you just confirmed......Not looking at what you do as a chore but just a little help to make someone more comfortable ,or give them information they have been looking for.They will remember that longer than anything. I had to cry a little while reading your story.
Congrats!!!!!!!! That was very inspirational. I also took the "Scenic" route to becoming a RN. However my Guardian Angel was my 11 yrs old daughter at the time. I had two attempts at a local Community college ,while working full time and being a single mom. Missed my midterm by 3 points. 3 yrs washed away. Cried all the way home and for two days after that. My daughter looked at me and said:"so where are we going to school now????? You promised to become a Nurse. " She would not let me quit. I became a LPN in 2008 ,completed the LPN-RN bridge in 2010,and have not regreted a moment since.
You are right ........God will work it things out on your behalf, you just have to tell him your dreams.
Congrats Ann, Hope that you will have many years of a rewarding career I have a fellow RN that graduated a local Community College at age 60. When she started the teachers were not very supportive of her. But she graduated TOP of her class and enjoys wha she does everyday.
I agree with having several ink pens in your pocket and a good pair of scissors will help ,too.
Treating your aides with respect can make your life a lot easier, and remember most of your fellow nurses had to start somewhere eventhough they may have forgotten that.
#1 Not all your fellow co-workers and experienced Nurses mean you well.
#2 Yes it is ok to question even a Dr.order, because they may have overlooked something or the patient forgot to mention it to them.
#3 LABEL YOUR STETHOSCOPE !!!!!!IF SOMEONE BOOROWS IT BE SURE TO RETRIEVE IT WHEN THEY ARE DONE(I lost two good ones that way)
#4 FIND COMFORTABLE SHOES , YOUR FEET ,LEGS AND BACK WILL THANK YOU.
#5 REMEMBER...Even Nursing is Customer Service . that will go a long way.
I agree with both of you. I graduated last year and havebeen in my position for about 8 months. There are still things that chere an throw a wrench in my day , but that happens even to the nurses with years of experience. I have seen nurses that have 20 +years experience loose their cool over things that i just laughed at. There will good days and there will be BETTER days. And you will learn something from all of them , even the so called bad oetnes. Please don't give up yet. If after at least 6 months you really don't like what you are doing , see if you could transfer to another unit. My teachers always said.....In Nursing you can do just about anything. Have you thouhgt of Flight nursing or a unit that has more
Male nurses ???? Keep your head up and don't throw the towel in yet.
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