"NEW" 25 to 35 yr. old students

  1. I don't mean to be a copy cat....lol. But we need a new thread too....lol. Even if you're pre-nursing or nursing...Post here...Tell us your plans...you're feelings...etc.

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  3. by   fnimat1
    Hi everyone,
    Well as for me I'm a 30 yr. old wife and mother to 4 children. I have 2 dd's who are 8 (turning 9 next month) and 7 yrs. old. My son's are 2 1/2 and 5 mths. I also have a very supportive husband whom I love very much. As of right now I am waiting for my letter from my college regarding my admission to the nursing program. They are supposed to mail them out sometime around June 15th. Othen than that I am nervous and excited all at the same time.

  4. by   Jen2
    Hello 25 years old (just made this one he he). Have taken pre-reqs for the last two years and I have orientation today for the ADN program. I'm so excited I can't wait. I just recently found this board and I must say, I wish I'd have found it two years ago when I first started. There is so much great info and tips here. Everyone is so supportive. It's so nice to share and know that there are others going through the same things. Best wishes to everyone.
  5. by   nursebucky
    It's about time someone come up with something for our age group.

    I am 33, married, no kids, one fish (beta fish).

    I have been accepted into the ADN RN program here in Atl, Ga and I start in the Fall.

    Congrats to everyone!
  6. by   Ortho_RN

    26yrs old.. Start my last semester of a ADN program in August.. Pinning ceremony is Dec 12th WOOHOO I have hated nursing school, I have loved nursing school, I have cried over nursing school, I have had tummy aches over nursing schoo,, but I wouldn't trade it for anything...

    I think I still want to go into Pediatrics when I graduate, either that or possibly L/D... Only thing I DON'T want to go into is Cardiac.. Don't know why exactly, just not my thing

    Good Luck to everyone starting nursing school in the Fall
  7. by   LuvaNurse04
    Hi Everyone!
    I am 28 (ugh!LOL) years old,and a single mom of a soon-to-be 4 y.o. daughter. I have just completed my 3rd semester of my nursing program and am currently studying for the LPN exam. My current job has an opening for me once I pass (oh the pressure!), which will be a huge change in my current salary while I also gain experience at a supportive workplace. I finally sent out all of the forms and fees yesterday, so I'm a little nervous now. LOL. I should be used to that feeling by now dealing with our program!

    Anyway, I'm very excited about entering my final semester of the RN program in September. It has gone by so fast. I remember when I first joined this forum and looking at the different post and being envious of those who were about to graduate. Now that person is me! My last semester is the hardest to get through, but I'm learning to only think positive thoughts.I'd better or else NYNurse2b will kill me! Fatima, good luck awaiting your letter and Best of luck to everyone in the upcoming semesters!
  8. by   Jennerizer
    I'm 34.......starting my 2nd semester in nursing in August. First semester was a lot easier than I ever imagined (guess it depends on the professor). I am currently a building contractor. I decided last year I wanted a career to fall back on since the economy is so shaky. I have a bachelor's degree in business....so I only needed 2 pre-reqs for nursing, applied in Sept & was accepted for the January program. I really lucked out as now it's next to impossible to get into the program. So far I'm enjoying most of it.........only thing I can say I really don't like is changing the adult diapers.
  9. by   colleen10
    I am 28 years old, married, no children but 2 kitties.

    I have been taking my pre-req's for the past year and will start my actual nursing classes/clinicals this fall. I work in the day time in a very dull corp. job and will continue to work for my first year (hopefully) while I go to school at my local CC that offers an evening/weekend option.

    I am also a Penn Stater and will really miss Saturday College Football this Fall because that's when my clinicals are held.
  10. by   maire
    For the new thread...

    I will be 29 again this month (for the third time); married 10 years this past May to my soul mate; have 2 daughters, ages 8 and almost 10 years and a son who is 15 months; I'm in an ADN program in Southern New Jersey (start semester #2 in September - OB/Peds!) and should graduate in December 2004. My nursing interests lie in maternal/child health, and I can see myself doing L&D or possibly NICU.

    I am thrilled to death to finally be doing this, and I can't wait to finish school and get out there and be somebody.
  11. by   sandylpn03
    Hi, I'm 31 and have a 9 yr. old son, and three stepchildren, all over the age of 21. I'm in my summer semester of LPN school, graduate on Dec. 11 and must say I can't wait for it to fiinish. We're doing our OB/PEDS this summer along with IV Therapy. My last semester will be Med Surg. 3 and Mental Health. I'm hoping it goes really fast.

    As for what I want to do next, I'm up in the air about it. I have all the pre-req's for the RN program, I applied to the LPN last August and was going to apply for the ADN this Jan. but liked the LPN so I just figured I'd stay, also money wise I could go on to RN and work at the same time. I'm also an EMT and it's very hard to work shifts and go through a full time nursing course so I quit working, kept my liscense and am going for it. I can either go to the ADN program, the only problem is it's out of state (only 15 mins. from where I live though) and pray I can get in, it's so hard if you're out of state. Or I can go on to a local university we have in La. take more hours of pre-req's while I work for a year and go for the same amt. of time (2 yrs.) and get my BSN, I'm thinking that's what I will do but I guess it just depends on my feelings about school next year. I'm getting burned out really quick. Trying to hang in there. This is my 3rd summer in college, it took a year for the other pre-req's and I started in the summer for that. I wish now I'd just went ahead and entered the ADN program and took the other classes in the summer time but I didn't so at least I'll have some experience and that will help me with classes. I know my EMT experience helped me a lot with my courses, I worked for 3 years in New Orleans, La, if anyone's ever heard or been there you'll understand that I got LOTS of experience working there.

    Good luck to everyone with what they do and if anyone wants to offer advice on what I should do, please feel free to do so.

  12. by   Browneyedgirl
    Maire---I would venture to say you are already SOMEBODAY! you are YOU and that's gotta be special! especially since you've had 3 29year birthdays...lol

    I'm Bobbie-28 and finishing up pre-reqs to get into BSN program. I have 3 darling daughters 4,5, and 7year old and one husband. (sometimes he's a darling, sometimes a pita) hehehe

    I hope to be in the BSN program starting in May 2004
  13. by   KevinN
    I am 33 , married with a 14 year old step-son, a 7 year old daughter, and a 6 month old son. I have been attending college full time for the last several years. I have about 120 credit hours, luckily I can apply a lot of them toward the ADN and BSN. I was previously working on a computer science degree, but about this time last year I decided Nursing was probably a better fit for me. I have finished all my support and prerequisite courses and I am looking forward to start my actual nursing classes this fall. Luckily, I have a great wife that will be taking care of me and the family while I am attending the program.

    Good luck everyone,
    Last edit by KevinN on Jun 4, '03
  14. by   d joy g
    Hello I am a soon to be 31 year old, nursing student who will be graduating from a ADN program in December 03. No one ever said it would be easy, but it can be done my fellow thirysomethings, Good luck to all, It is so worth it in the end.