A little about us??

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I know this has been done a while back... But I think it would be fun to do.... We should all give a brief lil info about ourselves, like where we are from, working on pre-reqs or in nursing school.. etc..

1. From Fort Smith, Arkansas

2. Just accepted to and RN program, ADN.. Start in January

Been married for 1 1/2 years.. Dated the guy for 6yrs before... Am originally from Mississippi, but my husband got a job here in Arkansas... and it brings the $$$$ so I had to move :)hehe

No children except for two 4 legged ones.. a 16lb orange male kitty name Thomas.. and a 11lbs ragdoll kitty named Chloe..

This will be my 2nd degree.. I graduated from Mississippi State with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2000.. Loved it, miss it greatly but no money or respect....

Now I want to work in either Labor/Deliver or OB.. But I am sure that can change.. ICU intrigues me, but not sure how I could handle it...

:D :D :D Have Fun:D :D :D


458 Posts

Wow.....I also am in Fort Smith and attend westark.....doing pre-reqs atm, but hope to start ADN in Aug 2002.......I see you sent me a PM a while back, but for some reason i didn't get it......sent you one though.......

Anyway....married(2 years on the 1st of Jan.) We ahve two full time(Stephen 7 and brittany 3) and two parttimers(Audry 9, Wesley 7). We have our parttimers every Wednesday night and take them to school on Thursdays plus every other weekend and any other time we want them or their mom has something important to take care of. Stephen and Wesley are on the same basketball team and we all see each other at least 3 times a week for that....My husband works full time, but I quit my job to go to school full time. Between school and all the kids we stay busy.....


367 Posts

Married - almost 11

Kids - 3

Animals - 8 cats and dogs

School - Nursing 3 and 4 left, 2 semesters total.

Degrees - LPN, OR tech, EMT, Master Gardener, Mother of the year, not! Tennessee state champ speller a hundred years ago.

Enough about me.



zacarias, ASN, RN

1,338 Posts

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg.

hey all!

great idea this is.

my name is zach. i'm from the pacific northwest. i am 23, 6'2"...oh wait this isn't a personal ad :) tomorrow i finish my 1st quarter of an adn nursing program. i've spent about a year and a half working on the pre-reqs. the real program is a killer!

this is my second round at college. right after high school in '95 i went to a tech college for a while studying electronics. i was so unmotivated and eventually stopped going. having a career in healthcare was always appealing to me and now what i'm doing really motivates me and i love the challenge!

it's too early for me to decide on a specialty, but i'm thinking maybe public health or telemetry. we'll see. i'm one of the few who doesn't have l&d as their first option! lol.



17 Posts

I am from Indy and currently working on pre-req. right now. Hopefully will get in nursing program in the Fall! I am going for my BSN. I live with my boyfriend of three years, no children. Unless you count the three kitties we have!!!!!


73 Posts

Specializes in General Pediatrics, Pedi Heme Onc.


I am a 24 y.o. 2nd degree student from Maryland. I live with my boyfriend and I do not have any kids (although I deal with 12 kids at work every day). My first degree was in Psychology. I think I would like to do L&D, Peds, or Peds Psych (only time will tell).

This is an interesting post!!


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I'm a 22 y/o LPN from Colorado. I'm going to finish up the first semester of my BSN program on Wed, and can't wait for the break.:) I've been an LPN for three years, and I'm currently working on a Med/Surg floor. Can't wait until I get my RN so I can hit the ER! I'm not married and have no kids. I WILL graduate in Dec. of 2003!


moni rn

297 Posts

name: monica

age: 29 (and holding forever! *lol*)

married: july 4, 1997 to high school sweetheart and after dating for almost 10 years! :eek:

children: 3 "fur" babies (2 dsh cats & 1 rat terrier) (my husband & i are dealing with infertility, so kids are on hold until i finish nursing school. if you are interested in hearing our story, please visit my website.)

current home: memphis, tn (but i have lived in pasadena, ca and springfield, tn)

education: associate degree in mathematics (pasadena city college) & bachelors degree in mathematics & exercise/sport science (university of memphis)

rn program: adn (start in jan! i am so nervous!)

future nursing plans: trying to decide between crna and cnm

other info: i have psycho in-laws!!!!! (no lie, no exaggeration! they get on my last nerve!) :eek: :(


48 Posts

I am 24 years old. I have been married to my DH for 5 years. We meet in High school and got married soon after high school. He is the Air Force and we are stationed at Eglin AFB FL. We have one son together and he is two.

I am working on my pre reqs right now. I am still trying to figure out which college I want to attented. :rolleyes:

I think I would like to work in OB, NICU, PICU or peds. I adventally want to become a laction consultion.

jschut, BSN, RN

2,743 Posts

Name: Julie

Age: 38---39 on Dec. 20th

Married: To a wonderful man named Dennis (He is a Minister)

Children: 6 girls, 3 boys and we just moved in a 9 y/o neice

Pets: 3 dogs, 1 cat, 5 birds, 2 hamsters and 1 fish!

We live in Richmond, Indiana and I am in my LPN program. Will graduate in July and go back the following May to do a 1 year Associate program.

Hi! Nice to "meet" everyone!:)


149 Posts

I'm 29 (30 next month, yikes!), married 7+ years with three kids (6, 4, and 14 months). I finish my first quarter of an ADN program today (YAY!) and I'll be done with that in 6/03.

I've known I've wanted to go into nursing since high school, but was always discouraged by my mother (who has told me on many occasions that nurses are "only glorified butt-wipers"). I putzed around in college, taking a bunch of biology and chemistry, and came within about two quarters of getting a degree in biochemisty. I quit school several times trying to decide what to do, knowing that I didn't want to sit in a lab all day. After I had my first child, I knew that midwifery was what I wanted to do, but I waited until I had my third to get the kick in the butt to actually finish my prereqs (I only had A&P to complete) and get to doing it. I did a childbirth educator course, a doula course, and some breastfeeding courses during those five years, thinking that tackling nursing school would be to big of a thing. My big decision was actually whether I wanted to go the nurse-midwifery route or the licensed midwifery route -- as long as nothing happens in the meantime, I've obviously made my choice, and I'm really happy with it. :)



820 Posts

Hi! My name is Brandy (bet you would have never guessed that:))

I am 22 years old, and I live in Kirksville Missouri.

I am currently finishing up my last year at Truman State University in a BSN program. I finish this semester on December 18th, and then I only have one semester to go. I graduate with my BSN on May 18, 2002.

I am specializing in Emergency/Trauma and Intensive Care (my speciality track starts next semester)

I work part time as a tutor, computer technician, and a writing consultant.

I live with my Fiance, and no children.

In May, we will be moving to Hannibal Missouri, and I have already accepted a postion there for PCU/ICU and ER starting in June. We are also currently house-hunting.

During my free-time I am one of your "friendly neighborhood moderators", and I try to keep track of my own website as well.



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