Nursing student - page 2

Greetings to all. My name is Scott and I just wanted to take the time and say hello to everyone. I am a nursing student studying to get my LPN. I am already a CNA and I just wanted to go up from... Read More

  1. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I have a tough professor at SAC....so far I have the highest grade, but he is old and forgetful and makes things frustrating, but I will hang in and make a competitive grade. (It will take a miracle :uhoh21: ) I plan to apply at UTHealth Science Center for BSN, I have completed 40 credit hrs or the 62 required prereqs. I'd like to become a PACU nurse. I find Anesthesia very interesting. It's amazing what happens to our bodies during and (after :uhoh21: 0.... how all systems shut down, and then start back up tc) I would love to be there for people who have to go through it!

    BTW, my husband drives the 'poor people' corvette...TransAm firebird RamAir?(sorry but I am not so good with that terminology) We visited the Corvette factory in Bowling Green KY while we were stationed in Ft.Knox. If I ever get money I'll get the blue convertible corvette with shiny wheels..... dreams... first I have to look up 'reticuloendothelial system' online, it's not in our book, the instructor doesn't tell us about it and WILL have questions about it on the test because it is in his syllabus...he did something similar to us on the first test...I am getting smarter and will outtrick him this time

    Good luck to you and I keep my fingers crossed that you will get accepted into the program

    Kirsten
    Your husband has a WS6 Trans Am [Firebird]. I love the FBodys [chassis designation for the Firebird & Camaro] & I've owned 6 thru the years.
    In fact, traded in '02 TA
    for '01 C5 Coupe . Long live the FBody!

    PACU is a good place to work, IMHO. Good luck & thanks for the same!
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Your husband has a WS6 Trans Am [Firebird]. I love the FBodys [chassis designation for the Firebird & Camaro] & I've owned 6 thru the years.
    In fact, traded in '02 TA
    for '01 C5 Coupe . Long live the FBody!

    PACU is a good place to work, IMHO. Good luck & thanks for the same!
    Thanks for the very nice pictures! I will work on sending one of the Trans Am, it's pewter color. Keep your eyes open for my post, since it may take a little while. I am not so good with computer technology
    Maybe some day we can all go cruisin' (if we can still afford it and the gas prices aren't getting too much higher!!!!!)
  3. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Thanks for the very nice pictures! I will work on sending one of the Trans Am, it's pewter color. Keep your eyes open for my post, since it may take a little while. I am not so good with computer technology
    Maybe some day we can all go cruisin' (if we can still afford it and the gas prices aren't getting too much higher!!!!!)
    Wow, small world. My TA was pewter-metallic, which is probably my second favorite car color.

    - Corvette Guy & his better half [both RNs]


    BTW, feel free to visit my website for more nice pics.
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Wow, small world. My TA was pewter-metallic, which is probably my second favorite car color.

    - Corvette Guy & his better half [both RNs]


    BTW, feel free to visit my website for more nice pics.
    What a lovely picture, you are both very nice looking. Are there any little corvette guys or gals?
    I have two sons, 21 and 7.
    The 21 year old loves to drive fast and wants to become a car mechanic and work for Porsche :wink2:
  5. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    What a lovely picture, you are both very nice looking. Are there any little corvette guys or gals?
    I have two sons, 21 and 7.
    The 21 year old loves to drive fast and wants to become a car mechanic and work for Porsche
    Thanks for the kudos. Did you visit my website for more nice pics?

    I have two sons, and one step-daughter, all in there early to mid 20's. None of them own a Vette. Matt has owned Firebirds before, and now has a truck ...

    He, too, likes to drive fast. I'm glad he owns a truck, rather than a sports car. He was a 91D [OR Tech] in the USAR, then was accepted into the University of Houston Army ROTC Cadet program. He is in his jr. yr & wants to be a surgeon.
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Oct 7, '05
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Thanks for the kudos. Did you visit my website for more nice pics?

    I have two sons, and one step-daughter, all in there early to mid 20's. None of them own a Vette. Matt has owned Firebirds before, and now has a truck ...

    He, too, likes to drive fast. I'm glad he owns a truck, rather than a sports car. He was a 91D [OR Tech] in the USAR, then was accepted into the University of Houston Army ROTC Cadet program. He is in his jr. yr & wants to be a surgeon.
    Love the pics on your website, the interior of the corvette is way too beautiful. Sounds like you guys are very successful, and your children, too. I hope it's not too late for me, I didn't start college until I was 30 + :spin:
  7. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Love the pics on your website, the interior of the corvette is way too beautiful. Sounds like you guys are very successful, and your children, too. I hope it's not too late for me, I didn't start college until I was 30 + :spin:
    Its not too late for you, silly! I did not even start to college until I was 30 yrs old, geez we have too much in common.

    I noticed that alot of my older college classmates that were going to school for there second career were far more dedicated than most, not all, the college kids straight out of high school.

    You will do fine!. So, don't doubt yourself for one minute [0-59 secs is acceptable right before an exam ].
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Its not too late for you, silly! I did not even start to college until I was 30 yrs old, geez we have too much in common.

    I noticed that alot of my older college classmates that were going to school for there second career were far more dedicated than most, not all, the college kids straight out of high school.

    You will do fine!. So, don't doubt yourself for one minute [0-59 secs is acceptable right before an exam ].
    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I definitely need more self confidence, something I lacked all my life. I need to stop doubting myself, and for my B-day tomorrow l should go out into the backyard and dig a big hole and bury all negative thougts, and pour a thick layer of concrete on it (so that the dogs can't dig it back up :wink2
    BTW my husband and 7 year old will make a trip to Buda to the Cabela Outdoors store tomorrow (don't know if spelling is correct) to give me a break so that I can study (and have my private ceremony in the yard ) . He likes hunting and fishing. I love outdoors also, camping, hiking etc.
    We do have a lot in common, that's great, I love it and I am glad that we met. Llife is good!
    Keep in touch, and have a wonderful weekend :hatparty:
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I definitely need more self confidence, something I lacked all my life. I need to stop doubting myself, and for my B-day tomorrow l should go out into the backyard and dig a big hole and bury all negative thougts, and pour a thick layer of concrete on it (so that the dogs can't dig it back up :wink2
    BTW my husband and 7 year old will make a trip to Buda to the Cabela Outdoors store tomorrow (don't know if spelling is correct) to give me a break so that I can study (and have my private ceremony in the yard ) . He likes hunting and fishing. I love outdoors also, camping, hiking etc.
    We do have a lot in common, that's great, I love it and I am glad that we met. Life is good!
    Keep in touch, and have a wonderful weekend :hatparty:
    You are freaking me out... my wife & I live about a mile from Cabela's. I've been to Cabelas about 3x's. I'll be at work tomorrow from 7a-3p, too bad we could meet up. I need to buy a tarp to cover some of my martial arts equipment that needs to be put in the storage shed in the backyard. Our garage is for the '01 C5 Coupe & '04 Honda S2000.

    Speaking of backyard...


    Back on topic... no matter if a male, or a female nursing student it is great to have a supportive spouse. Its nice of your hubby to give you some quiet time for studying.
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Oct 9, '05
  10. by   Tweety
    I don't have any horror stories to tell regarding me being a male in nursing.

    All my horror stories about nursing are equal opportunity and don't have anything to do with me being male.

    Good luck.
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    You are freaking me out... my wife & I live about a mile from Cabela's. I've been to Cabelas about 3x's. I'll be at work tomorrow from 7a-3p, too bad we could meet up. I need to buy a tarp to cover some of my martial arts equipment that needs to be put in the storage shed in the backyard. Our garage is for the '01 C5 Coupe & '04 Honda S2000.

    Speaking of backyard...
    Thank you so much for the wonderfully, vibrant birthday train. That is sweet of you.
    It's been really cold and gloomy here all day and it lifts my spririt. One day without sunshine and temps below 80 in Texas and we all go into shock!!!!!
    wow, you are also into martial arts. I will attend a KWANDO class tomorrow morning at BAlly's which is both fun and a great cardio workout.
    Thanks again and I'll talk to you soon :wink2:
  12. by   cutefarmboy75
    Thank You LARRY! I appreciate it!! Scott

    Quote from Larry77
    Welcome to the world of Male nursing...

    I also worked my way up through the ranks...starting as a nursing home CNA, then Psychiatric Tech, then nursing home LPN, and now Surgical Unit RN.

    I have not had any issues with how I've been treated as a "Male" nurse, and working in the same hospital as an RN that I worked as a CNA has helped tremendously. My co-workers give me added respect because of my past experience as a CNA and I am not uncomfortable when I get primary care and have to complete all ADL's along with med administration etc.

    Welcome Scott,
    Larry
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Thank you so much for the wonderfully, vibrant birthday train. That is sweet of you.
    It's been really cold and gloomy here all day and it lifts my spririt. One day without sunshine and temps below 80 in Texas and we all go into shock!!!!!
    wow, you are also into martial arts. I will attend a KWANDO class tomorrow morning at BAlly's which is both fun and a great cardio workout.
    Thanks again and I'll talk to you soon :wink2:
    We took some pics of us and the car today but can't figure out how to post them here on this site.
    My husband will treat me to Red Lobster tonight. We are taking the car :wink2:
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 9, '05 : Reason: email address deleted by moderator

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