Getting to know you - page 2
Hi everyone. I know there have been quite a few new posters in the last while. I though it would be great to have a little introduction thread. Give us all a chance to say a little about ourselves... Read More
Aug 22, '02Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 78Hi everyone!
I guess I'm the baby of the group. I'm 19, have been married for 2 1/2 years to my loving husband Paul, who is very supportive of my dreams and is very excited about me starting college. I too, was a high school drop out, and got my GED (with high scores!) when I was 16.
I have 2 children: my son Conner, 2 1/2, and daughter Skyla, who's almost 11 months old. I might be starting college September 23rd getting my pre-req's out the way. I just got the news yesterday that I will be being followed around for 3 days during what would be my first week of school by a writer and a photographer for the Associated Press because they are doing a story about the bonds between parents and children, and as a teen mom, I gues they decided I was interesting. No pressure, huh?
I expect my "2 year" Associate's degree to take closer to 4 years because of the pre-req's and also because I wil have a year of down time between applying and starting the actual nursing program. I'd like to someday get my Master's in nursing, but because I value time with my family, I'm not sure if I will decide to follow through on that.
My only concern is that I won't be smart enough, but I feel that this is what I really want to do with my life, and I enjoy helping people. If I can ace my AP classes, I think I'll do okay.
Last edit by Swiftee on Aug 22, '02
Aug 22, '02Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 3,747; Likes: 2What an interesting group we have here!
I've introduced myself before so I appologize if your sick of hearing from me
(I'm a youngin' too Swiftee) I'm Leslie, 21 yrs old, mom to Braidy who will be 2 in November...I'm currently working on my Associates, and have many (way too many $$$) plans for future education.
I'm a slave in an office to pay the bills :chuckle ok, I actually work in accounting/payroll and am the receptionist because they wouldn't want me to get bored on the job, lol. [note, I am currently at work ] yet here I am, what can I say, I'm a multitasker!
I am addicted to Allnurses, so you will see me here almost continuously, or until I have to crack the books on Monday
Good to meet you allLast edit by Lausana on Aug 22, '02
Aug 22, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 311; Likes: 4Hey,
I am Annmarie, attending the University of South Florida. I am 35,married with two kids. My husband is an Aircraft Engineer. I will be done with my Prerequisites december and WILL enter the Nursing College for a BSN Degree in Fall 2003.
I will be doing 19 credits this fall and I wish everyone here good luck for the semester. We are all in this thing together!
Aug 23, '02Occupation: Full time MOM and Student Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 141Ann , I moved to Dallas from Tampa. My son was born there. And my hubby got his Masters in Electrical Enginnering at USF. I miss Tampa, it's a great town. We still go there once a year on vacation since we still have family there!
Aug 23, '02Occupation: Last Semester!!! Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 58; Likes: 1Hi, my name is Jennifer, 29yo, I live in Northwestern Wisconsin, I have one son Josh 12yo, I am engaged (getting married June 18, 2003 in Alaska) to a wonderful man, Jim. I started taking classes for my Associated Degree in January of 2001, here I am 34 credits later and all my pre-req's done.........I finally started my core nursing curriculum!!! I am soooo excited!!!!:roll
My anticipated graduation date is May 2004, if I make it. Our program is pretty tough, we are the only tech college in our area that is NLN accredited.
I wish everyone good luck for the school year!!!
Aug 23, '02Occupation: Staff nurse Specialty: Cardiolgy ; From: UK ; Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,177; Likes: 24Hi, all
I am not new but I do tend to lurk... so...
I am 19, and currently studying for my Bsc Nursing, and just approaching my second year.
Good luck to everyone for the new academic year
Aug 23, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Trauma and Pediatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 1,523; Likes: 31Hello to Everybody..... Nice to meet you all!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 23, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36originally posted by rn_2_b_5/2004
hi, my name is jennifer, 29yo, i live in northwestern wisconsin, i have one son josh 12yo, i am engaged (getting married june 18, 2003 in alaska) to a wonderful man, jim. i started taking classes for my associated degree in january of 2001, here i am 34 credits later and all my pre-req's done.........i finally started my core nursing curriculum!!! i am soooo excited!!!!:roll
my anticipated graduation date is may 2004, if i make it. our program is pretty tough, we are the only tech college in our area that is nln accredited.
i wish everyone good luck for the school year!!!
Aug 24, '02Occupation: Assessment Specialist Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 113Hi Everybody! I'm Carol, 44yo with three children; 2 boys, 17yrs and girl 5 yrs. I worked in drs. offices for 15 yrs., receptionist, MA and office manager. Wanted to go to LPN program after H.S., got accepted, but didn't want to spend another year in school, BIG MISTAKE. Got a degree in Human Services (Social Work). Started courses for RN program a couple of yrs. ago, but dropped out because of too many pressures. Starting back on Monday to finish Pre-reqs (2 classes this sem.) Hope to have RN by 2005 (Seems so far away). I love this forum.
Good luck to everybody!
Aug 24, '02Occupation: Homemaker, SAHM, and college student Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 718; Likes: 3Hi everyone,
My name is Fatima. I'm 29, married and a mother to 3 beautiful children. 2 dd's who are 8 & 6 and a son who's 20 mths. We are expecting baby #4....A BOY!!...on Jan. 9 (My 30th B-day). I was accepted into the Fall 2002 nursing program at my college, but I forfeited my spot due to complications I experienced in my pregnancy. I am glad to say that I have been blessed to turn 5 months this past Thursday.... . So I'm at the halfway mark....20 more weeks to go!!!!.....Whooohoooo!!!!!:roll I am taking Anatomy & Physiolology 2 this semester, at night, 2 time per week. I am very excited about A & P 2...I earned an A in A &P 1...it's such an interesting and intriguing course....lol. I do have intentions to apply again for the Fall 2003 program. Hopefully, I'll get in. . I guess that's about it. I love this board and all the support that goes on here.
Aug 24, '02Occupation: teacher switching to nursing Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 118So nice to know something about everybody. Despite age and background differences, what unites us is NURSING! We're a special breed, loving and wanting to help people. I'm 50(wow that's hard to say because I feel 30) and just started my 2yr. program to be an RN. I taught public school for 14 yrs. and had the good fortune to travel to Spain, France, Mexico and Costa Rica with that profession. Now I'm so excited about my second career-nursing. I've been married for 31 yrs., no children but 5 dogs(1 bi-color German Shepherd and 4 mutts). Moved from Va. to California when I was first married due to husband being in the Navy so we got to travel across country twice. That helps me to know a little bit about some of the states you all live in. We've been back in Va. since 1974. Good luck to everyone Monday!
Aug 24, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 248; Likes: 3I'm Susan, age 44, two children (they are also in college- age 20 and 22) Have been married for 24 years in September. After 2 years of pre-recs, I will be starting the two year ASN program on MONDAY!!
Aug 24, '02Occupation: Patient Safety Specialist Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Neuroscience ICU, CNRN, SCRN ; From: FL, US ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 183; Likes: 8I'm also Susan, 46 years old; with just the two youngest of six (blended family - 4 his, 2 mine) kids still at home - son, 17 and daughter, 16. Been married for 14 years. I started my prereqs in March this year, and plan to have enough of them completed by the end of December to apply to my local community college ASN program, which will start in May 2003 with graduation in Fall 2004. I still work full time for a major stock brokerage firm, and will until I start school full time next spring. Husband is retired Navy, and he went back to school after retirement 10 years ago and finished up his BA in Secondary Education. However, he hasn't been working in the school system for a couple of years, and been trying to start his own business. I decided that 10 years was enough time for him to decide and become what he wanted to be when he "grows up", and now I get my chance to follow my dream. I always wanted to work in the medical field, and was enrolled to go to school to be a medical assisatant right after high school graduation back in 1974, but met a boy, fell in love, and never made it to school. Got a job as a bookkeeper to pay the bills (I've always been good with numbers, so I should have no problem with College Algebra that starts in a few weeks!) and been stuck in an office ever since. Turning 45, and the events of the last year, made me take stock of my life, and helped me decide that its time to pursue my dream of being a nurse.
Great to hear about the paths that have led everyone else to this common ground we share. Nice to get to know all of you!