Just wanted to start a forum where we can all introduce ourselves and talk about the happenings of our new journeys as nursing students! Wow! It feels great to say that!
Congratulations to everyone who got in! It's been a long and difficult road, but it will sure be rewarding! You can post some info about yourselves, what your goals are, and any questions or comments you may have.
Name: Melissa Alaybeyoglu (Florez)
Years at NOVA:1
Career Goals: CRNP
Previous Degree(If applicable): Associates of Arts
Favorite Pass-time: Rock climbing and hiking
Classes taken at NOVA: A&P 2, BIO 205, HLT 141, HLT 250, PSY 202
All of the other pre reqs and general ed courses I took at previous schools.
About me: Hi everyone! I am so excited to have made it into the program! I have been anxious about getting in for the pass year. Lol! I moved to VA a year ago when my husband was transferred into Andrews Air Force Base in MD. For the past year I have been taking pre-reqs and other nursing related courses at NOVA. I realized I wanted to be a nurse at Valencia Community College in FL (Where I am from), after taking A&P 1 from a very great professor at that school. But before that, I went to 3 different schools and took most of my general ed classes - Brigham Young University, Colorado State University, and Florida International University. As you all may testify, academic life changed forever. I have never studied so much in my life, until I decided I wanted to be a nurse. haha! I have always been a good student, but as I got older, I really couldn't stop. I would get so upset if I didn't get a high "A". Lol. My plan is to complete a RN-BSN program at BYU after we graduate, and then immediately work on my Masters and Doctorate. I have a great deal of school left after this, but I am so excited to begin the journey!
I have been married for two years, no kids, and a full-time student. I enjoy rock climbing and doing all sort of outdoorsy things. I also do photography part-time. I am so excited to meet our class!
I am looking forward to that blackboard email. I want to get started on the to-do list!
I keep checking my email to see if there are any updates. The acceptance email mentioned bringing a credit-card to the orientation. I wonder if there is any way that we can save money by purchasing the books online. I heard they are really expensive. Oh well, I guess we shall see. :-)