Hello, I am New

  1. hello everyone! i am stephany, an lpn of nearly 10 years and i am back in school full-time at the age of 40 (41 next month) taking the last 4 pre-reqs (this semester) and general courses to start rn school. how is everyone. i am from alabama. and you?
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  3. by   BrandyBSN
    Congrats on going back to school Its tough, but you can do it!

    Im from Missouri
    Welcome to the forums!
  4. by   moni rn
    This must be a southeastern reunion! I am from TN, and my uncle & grandmother live in Birmingham.

    Welcome to our board! There are lots of wonderful individuals here that could possibly help you through your adjusting period.

    Again, Welcome!
  5. by   nurs4kids
    Hey Stephany!!! Welcome, from a fellow Alabamian! Nice to see some more home folks here
    This is a wonderful BB..great place to network!

    Good luck!!!
  6. by   jeannie1163
    Hi, Stephany...I'm a nursing student in the Albany, NY area. I just registered with the forum yesterday and am hoping to make some buddies. I am also a returning student...37 and a mother of 4. They still call us "non-traditional" students, but at this point I consider it the norm out there. I'm working as a Personal Care Aide for a woman w/ CP and also as a Paramedical Examiner, doing medical histories and collecting blood/urine specimens from people who are applying for life insurance. Best of luck...don't give up!!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    How mamny semester is your program? Are you working?
  8. by   puzzler
    Hi and welcome aboard Stephany

    Just a little encouragement. I got my LPN at age 30, RN at age 40. You can do it and it is soooo worth it.

    Good luck
  9. by   KristaB
    Hi Stephany,

    I'm also new and also a non-traditional student and a mom to three. I've applied to a two year RN program for fall (still waiting to hear if I'm in!). I just returned to school this spring to finish up A&P -- it had been seven years since I'd been in college. It was amazing how quickly I got "back in the swing." I'm also enjoying school so much more than I did before, especially now that I know what I want to do.

    It is nice to see that there are many of us here that are in similar situations. It looks like this will be a great place to get lots of support through school!

  10. by   Brown Suga
    Kudos to you. I am happy to see there well be a well-rounded mix entering the nursing profession within the next five years. I am sure you will be able to share many personal and life experiences that will help you while in school. I just wanted to add my two cents.

    BrownSuga cool: