Oklahoma introductions.... - page 2

Some of us in this forum have been here for a while, but there have been several new "faces" lately. :welcome: So maybe we can do introductions. Tell us : your first name (if you want) where you... Read More

  1. by   luvmy2girls
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Mindie and I just moved to Southwest OK over the summer. I am finishing up my last pre req (AP II) this semester and then I plan on applying to the local LPN program as well as the local ADN program. Ultimately I would like to get my BSN.

    I live in SW OK with my hubby and two beautiful girls who are 2 and 4.
  2. by   Ado Annie
    Quote from teebee
    Hi Mom2twinboys!
    Hi!

    Quote from teebee
    My dad lives in Indiana - he and my stepmom moved there from the Fort Worth area about a year ago & they really like it there - I think mainly because of the weather!!
    Hmm... Last winter was a mild one. (I loved it -- I'm not a big fan of cold gray weather). Usually I absolutely hate Indiana winters and get really homesick for OK. Autumn is gorgeous. I loved autumn in Oklahoma, but it's especially nice here.

    Quote from teebee
    Have fun in anatomy - that ended up being one of my favorite pre-reqs!! I don't know why but most of my classmates thought it was boring although I just loved it - aside from the smell of the cadavers that seemed to permeate my nostrils and stick on my clothes for hours after... that was not so pleasant...
    We're dissecting cats. I'd never dissected anything in my life aside from watching my 6th grade teacher cut up a fish and show us parts (we passed around the eyeball). After the first night with the cats 2 weeks ago, I have to admit I wanted nothing more than a shower when I got home, just to get rid of the smell of the preservative and the burning and stinging in my eyes and nostrils. I think I'm doing great for someone who's too squeamish to bait a fish hook or take a fish off the hook! umpiron:
  3. by   BabyRN2Be
    Hi everyone,

    I'm Katherine, I'm in my late 30's and live in Broken Arrow with my husband, Steve. We've been married since Jan 05, and I still think we are in the newlywed phase of everything.

    I've had varied medical career. I have my speech-language pathology degree from TU, but I really didn't want to do that and now I'm pursuing nursing. I'm a CNA, and I'll be looking for a job so that I'll have my ADN covered. I'm looking into whatever school has the shortest wait list. I'm also a labor doula (for more info on what a doula is, see www.dona.com) and couples will hire me out, and I work on a contract basis. When I get the chance, I volunteer my doula services at Hillcrest at the new women's center. I'm also a volunteer working in the NICU as a "Cuddler" and I've been enjoying that. I really wanted to get an idea of what it was like to work in the NICU, and I think it's really been an invaluable experience.

    Hopefully soon I will have enough $$$ to complete my prereqs, and then I'll apply to nursing schools. Don't know how soon that will be, but I think it'll be within the next year.

    For now, I'm really enjoying the doula work as well as the Cuddler program at Hillcrest.
  4. by   teebee
    Quote from mom2twinboys
    Hi!



    Hmm... Last winter was a mild one. (I loved it -- I'm not a big fan of cold gray weather). Usually I absolutely hate Indiana winters and get really homesick for OK. Autumn is gorgeous. I loved autumn in Oklahoma, but it's especially nice here.



    We're dissecting cats. I'd never dissected anything in my life aside from watching my 6th grade teacher cut up a fish and show us parts (we passed around the eyeball). After the first night with the cats 2 weeks ago, I have to admit I wanted nothing more than a shower when I got home, just to get rid of the smell of the preservative and the burning and stinging in my eyes and nostrils. I think I'm doing great for someone who's too squeamish to bait a fish hook or take a fish off the hook! umpiron:
    I think it's mainly the disgusting summers in Texas that they don't miss! My stepmom grew up in Evansville & lived in Chicago for a long time so I guess she is used to those winters up there! Our winter was a little too mild for me here last year - I like to get cold enough for long enough to kill all the things that bite me or make me sneeze!

    I got accustomed to the preservative smell after a while - at least as accustomed as I could get without being a funeral science major. I'm not big on baiting a hook either - but then again, cadavers aren't alive and plus, I can do stuff to humans that would bother me to do on animals b/c I can't explain to an animal what I'm doing...
  5. by   teebee
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Hi everyone,

    I'm Katherine, I'm in my late 30's and live in Broken Arrow with my husband, Steve. We've been married since Jan 05, and I still think we are in the newlywed phase of everything.

    I've had varied medical career. I have my speech-language pathology degree from TU, but I really didn't want to do that and now I'm pursuing nursing. I'm a CNA, and I'll be looking for a job so that I'll have my ADN covered. I'm looking into whatever school has the shortest wait list. I'm also a labor doula (for more info on what a doula is, see www.dona.com) and couples will hire me out, and I work on a contract basis. When I get the chance, I volunteer my doula services at Hillcrest at the new women's center. I'm also a volunteer working in the NICU as a "Cuddler" and I've been enjoying that. I really wanted to get an idea of what it was like to work in the NICU, and I think it's really been an invaluable experience.

    Hopefully soon I will have enough $$$ to complete my prereqs, and then I'll apply to nursing schools. Don't know how soon that will be, but I think it'll be within the next year.

    For now, I'm really enjoying the doula work as well as the Cuddler program at Hillcrest.
    Hi there!

    I grew up in BA (well, middle school & high school).

    Isn't the cuddler program great?! A good friend of mine had twins at 27 weeks gestation at SFH - both around 1.5lbs - and so her friends and family spent a great deal of time around the NICU for the next 3 months and eventually both her mother and mother-in-law began volunteering as cuddlers and loved it so much.

    Good luck with all that you have going on!
  6. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from teebee
    Hi there!

    I grew up in BA (well, middle school & high school).

    Isn't the cuddler program great?! A good friend of mine had twins at 27 weeks gestation at SFH - both around 1.5lbs - and so her friends and family spent a great deal of time around the NICU for the next 3 months and eventually both her mother and mother-in-law began volunteering as cuddlers and loved it so much.

    Good luck with all that you have going on!
    Thank you!!

    I'm really enjoying the cuddler program, and I'm discovering that NICU is a whole new world. It's really nice to know that I am really helping people, the nurses are very awesome and appreciate everything we do for them.

    Where I work, we have some really sick babies so I can't do too much as far as holding goes, but I can stand over a radiant warmer and just let the babe know that someone is there. Sometimes that by itself will calm a little one.

    Best of luck to you as well!
  7. by   teebee
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Thank you!!

    I'm really enjoying the cuddler program, and I'm discovering that NICU is a whole new world. It's really nice to know that I am really helping people, the nurses are very awesome and appreciate everything we do for them.

    Where I work, we have some really sick babies so I can't do too much as far as holding goes, but I can stand over a radiant warmer and just let the babe know that someone is there. Sometimes that by itself will calm a little one.

    Best of luck to you as well!
    Yeah, my friend's twins were so sick and could not be held for many weeks - it was sooooo hard for all of the family - I think it was a big reason her mom & MIL got involved in the program - they just had a bunch of cuddling they needed to give!

    The NICU is very definitely a different world - the nurses and NNPs were so fantastic - it was one of the experiences that solidified my desire to go to nursing school.
  8. by   ShellieAnn
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm Shellie. I'm a "pre-nursing" student, finishing my prereq's and hope to be accepted into the Fall 07 class at TTC and then bridge at TCC. I live in Tulsa with my husband and our son, age 11. I've always been interested in nursing but was afraid I wasn't smart enough. I earned by AD in legal studies because it seemed "easier" to me twenty years ago. I worked in the legal field for a few years until becoming a SAHM. As I have become older and wiser, I realize I can do anything I set my mind to and so, with my family's blessing, am begining my nursing journey.
    I look forward to getting to know all of you better.
  9. by   dottimur
    My name is Dotti and I live in Owasso. I am currently seeking employment as a CNA. I am in the TTC/TCC 1+1 LPN program. Nursing is a second career for me as I had a long career in computer software development, most recently at Verizon. I plan to go on to TCC's ADN program and eventually hope to become an NP.

    Good luck to all who are seeking nursing careers.
  10. by   marilynmom
    I'm Marilyn. I'm a junior nursing student at UCO and I love it there.

    I'm in OKC with my 2 girls and a husband of 13 years who works for OUMed and is also a student as well.

    After I get my BSN I plan on going back as soon as I can for NP or PA. I want to work in the ER.
  11. by   afwife90
    Hi,
    I live in Altus and am a 1st semester Junior at OU-Lawton. Its a tough program but i'm enjoying it so far.

    Happy Holidays everyone!:Santa3:
  12. by   ffweste
    Hi, I'm Fiona. I am going to the OU Accelerated program in May/June. I am doing all of my pre-reqs at TCC. I can't wait to get started at Nursing school. I took PCT this fall as I was unsure whether I wanted to go to TCCs nursing program or OU. But both schools made the decision easy for me. Got in one not the other But after my PCT nibble of nursing, I can't wait to get started. I plan to either get my NP or midwife certificate when I get finished with the BSN.

    Good luck everyone!
  13. by   mikeLPN2RN
    Hi
    i live in tulsa. i have been a lpn for 10 years currently working through a staffing agency and going to school at platt for my RN. Jul 10 2008 is when i graduate jul 11 there will be some parting going on =)

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