Want to be a nurse - page 2

Hi I'm new here Ally 25 married and have 4 kids under 6. I want to go to school for nursing. Can anyone give me any tips on what to look for and such? I know I have to finish and get my GED working... Read More

  1. by   lostinparadise
    Good morning:smilecoffeecup:

    funny I just read that about germans he he I'm german too and it is true people who come over from Europe usually don't have to take the GED b/c we can get our HS diploma evaluated. Unless, of course, he/she didn't finish school over there....then that's a whole different story....do you have the link to that thread btw?

    :smilecoffeeIlovecof
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lostinparadise
    Good morning:smilecoffeecup:

    funny I just read that about germans he he I'm german too and it is true people who come over from Europe usually don't have to take the GED b/c we can get our HS diploma evaluated. Unless, of course, he/she didn't finish school over there....then that's a whole different story....do you have the link to that thread btw?

    :smilecoffeeIlovecof
    If you have the link it would be great to go an see what is being discussed "over there".
    I finished school over there, graduated from "Realschule" and even did a vocational training.
    You know I try to look at the positive of it, having to do what I had to do solidified my English skills and I will be better at what I want to do in the future. It will all be worth it in the end.
    Frohe Weihnachten :Santa2:
  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    He did...but his parents basically forced him to. They...eh...basically threatened to take away his car if he didn't. He disappointed me; he's not dumb, he just didn't see the point of going to school because his band was going to make it and they'd be rich and famous.

    He's 24 now and works at my father and uncle's company. He should have gone to college; he definitely could have.

    What's the deal with Germans having to take the GED anyway? I read a post in another thread where another German said she had to do it too. We Americans are always being told how terrible our education system is and how much better Europe's is; it's weird that we'd force Germans to take the GED in order to continue in higher education.
    I already raised one son who is now 22 and will get married next year. He is in automechanic school....he always loves cars. I guess it's in his blood because his German grandfather worked for VW raising us
    He was a very good student during Elelmentary and fair during Middle School. Smart as heck but also lazy He had us very worried in High School....there were days we were afraid he wouldn't graduate. Well, luckily he did but he definitely gave us plenty of grey hair. Raising teenagers is crazy and you just have to thank your lucky stars if kids don't end up on drugs, drop babies at our foot step or worse yet end up in jail
    Your cousin may turn around....I guess he is still in puberty.
  4. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I already raised one son who is now 22 and will get married next year. He is in automechanic school....he always loves cars. I guess it's in his blood because his German grandfather worked for VW raising us
    He was a very good student during Elelmentary and fair during Middle School. Smart as heck but also lazy He had us very worried in High School....there were days we were afraid he wouldn't graduate. Well, luckily he did but he definitely gave us plenty of grey hair. Raising teenagers is crazy and you just have to thank your lucky stars if kids don't end up on drugs, drop babies at our foot step or worse yet end up in jail
    Your cousin may turn around....I guess he is still in puberty.
    He's 24, his grades in high school weren't good, he never took the SAT, and he's learning the family business; I doubt he'll ever go to college. I hope he does, though. Luckily his little sister was better about school; she got her BS in only three years but didn't get into law school. Poor kid.
  5. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from lostinparadise
    Good morning:smilecoffeecup:

    funny I just read that about germans he he I'm german too and it is true people who come over from Europe usually don't have to take the GED b/c we can get our HS diploma evaluated. Unless, of course, he/she didn't finish school over there....then that's a whole different story....do you have the link to that thread btw?

    :smilecoffeeIlovecof
    I can't remember where I saw it, sorry.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    He's 24, his grades in high school weren't good, he never took the SAT, and he's learning the family business; I doubt he'll ever go to college. I hope he does, though. Luckily his little sister was better about school; she got her BS in only three years but didn't get into law school. Poor kid.
    Maybe he'll eventually "grow up"
    Sorry about his sister, I guess it's really competitive to get into law school, too.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    I can't remember where I saw it, sorry.
    Thanks for trying to find it
    Maybe I'll find it during our break.
  8. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Maybe he'll eventually "grow up"
    Sorry about his sister, I guess it's really competitive to get into law school, too.
    It is pretty competitive and she's very smart, but I'm sort of glad she didn't get in. I wouldn't encourage anyone to go to law school; there are too many lawyers and not enough work for them to do and unless she gets lucky and gets hired by a good firm, things could get ugly. I think she'd be better off getting an MBA if she has a burning desire to go to graduate school.
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    It is pretty competitive and she's very smart, but I'm sort of glad she didn't get in. I wouldn't encourage anyone to go to law school; there are too many lawyers and not enough work for them to do and unless she gets lucky and gets hired by a good firm, things could get ugly. I think she'd be better off getting an MBA if she has a burning desire to go to graduate school.
    I wish her all the best. I didn't know about the lawyer situation, that's interesting.
  10. by   catzy5
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    He's 24, his grades in high school weren't good, he never took the SAT, and he's learning the family business; I doubt he'll ever go to college. I hope he does, though. Luckily his little sister was better about school; she got her BS in only three years but didn't get into law school. Poor kid.

    Well you pretty much just described me lol. I sneaked by in high school never even took all the classes you need to graduate never took SAT, never took Math and had one science class everything else I took I passed with a D or failed even Chorus LOL. I did horrible all thru my school years I had a learning dissability and never got proper help, until.......I went to college. Yup even unmotivated lazy people go to college, of course I ran out of money because no one helped me out I moved out at 17 moved to a different state and tried to do it all, but 20 years later I am still plugging along with a 4.0

    so never say never.
  11. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from catzy5
    Well you pretty much just described me lol. I sneaked by in high school never even took all the classes you need to graduate never took SAT, never took Math and had one science class everything else I took I passed with a D or failed even Chorus LOL. I did horrible all thru my school years I had a learning dissability and never got proper help, until.......I went to college. Yup even unmotivated lazy people go to college, of course I ran out of money because no one helped me out I moved out at 17 moved to a different state and tried to do it all, but 20 years later I am still plugging along with a 4.0

    so never say never.
    I wouldn't say never, but his problem was that he was not motivated to go because he didn't think he needed it. He doesn't have a learning disability; he's just very lazy about school, always has been...probably always will be. If he decided he wanted to go to college, though, I'd encourage him. I've never been negative around him, he gets enough of that already from his parents.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from lady_db_programmer
    I wouldn't say never, but his problem was that he was not motivated to go because he didn't think he needed it. He doesn't have a learning disability; he's just very lazy about school, always has been...probably always will be. If he decided he wanted to go to college, though, I'd encourage him. I've never been negative around him, he gets enough of that already from his parents.



    oh ya let him be for sure he will figure his own way out not every needs to go to higher ed, I am just saying never say never he is only 24 heck at 24 I barely knew how to tie my shoes lol takes a long time to figure things out for some of us, I am 38 now and finally getting it together so you just never know. Oh and everyone called me lazy and unmotivated too sometimes learning dissabilities go unnoticed. Many times when someone is struggling they put up barriers and fake fronts to be percieved as something else because they don't know whats wrong either to me school seemed like it was coming at me in a foreign language but yet everyone else seemed to get it, I felt there was something wrong with me so I pretended to be a trouble maker and that I didn't care and couldn't be bothered.
  13. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from catzy5
    oh ya let him be for sure he will figure his own way out not every needs to go to higher ed, I am just saying never say never he is only 24 heck at 24 I barely knew how to tie my shoes lol takes a long time to figure things out for some of us, I am 38 now and finally getting it together so you just never know. Oh and everyone called me lazy and unmotivated too sometimes learning dissabilities go unnoticed. Many times when someone is struggling they put up barriers and fake fronts to be percieved as something else because they don't know whats wrong either to me school seemed like it was coming at me in a foreign language but yet everyone else seemed to get it, I felt there was something wrong with me so I pretended to be a trouble maker and that I didn't care and couldn't be bothered.
    There's no history of any LD on either side of his family, and he never had trouble in school until he hit high school; I seriously doubt he has a learning disability. He wasn't a troublemaker; he just didn't go to school enough. In Texas if you miss more than a certain number of days in a semester, you automatically flunk the entire semester. That's what happened to him. He didn't want to go back to high school and repeat the semester, so he got his GED instead; but since he's lazy and didn't study, he flunked it the first time. He applied himself and took it again, and passed it. He did not kill himself studying for the test either; it just was not as easy as he assumed it would be.

    For some kids, LD makes their lives a living hell until they're diagnosed. But other kids are just lazy. Unfortunately my cousin falls into the latter category.

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