Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 125
How about a thread that will allow us to introduce ourselves to those who are new and the new students can do the same. I am Stephany, 42, mother of 3 children, a son 22, a daughter 15, and a son... Read More
Jan 6, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 107; Likes: 4Hi, my name is Marcie. i am 27 and in a BSN program. am graduating in May 2006 and I can't wait, I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to be a L&D nurse badly. I am married with an eight year old little girl who loves to watch Birth Story on Discovery Health with me. Hope I'm not the only one that's seen every episode. Good luck to all of you!
Jan 6, '06Occupation: Program Associate Specialty: None Yet ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '05; Posts: 57; Likes: 2Quote from trini2199welcome trini2199...you will definitely enjoy your stay here!hi, my names jennie. i'm 19 and starting my second semester of actual nursing classes in january, with my first clinical too. i'm studying to be an rn.
[color=#9acd32]good luck this semester!
Jan 8, '06Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 62; Likes: 7hey all,
i am 30 and the mother of 3 of my own kids and a stepchild (the best way to have a child-no labor!). i will be starting the last semester of a two yr adn program this monday. i will be graduating may 06:smiley_aa . i would like to try ed and oncology nursing and eventually hospice. that is a combo isn't it? anyway, below i placed a post that we can all relate to as far as how we feel. best of luck to all!
[color=#c04080] the student nurse's prayer
[font=verdana, arial, courier, sans-serif]lord: i know we go through this every day but please give me the knowledge as to why i actually wanted to go to nursing school. lord, give me the strength to make it through those boring three hour lectures without falling asleep. lord, please give me the patience to make it through twelve hour clinicals with instructors that can't just give you the right answer and on the same note, give the nurses the ability to remember what it was like to be a student and give us just a little more respect. lord, give me the endurance to read all the assigned readings and be able to remember it when i am taking a test with four right answers. lord, give my family and friends the ability to realize i really am on the edge of insanity. finally, lord, give me the vision to see that one day i will be a real nurse and i will never have to wear this ugly uniform again.:d
Jan 8, '06Joined: Dec '05; Posts: 149; Likes: 24Hi, my name is Mary Lou and I am pretty new here. I have been reading for a few days now and can't stay away from this site. There is so much information here and everyone shares experiences. Just when you think you have heard it all... All of you have inspired me. After nearly 36 years of nursing I signed up this week to get my BSN. So, I start a new job and go back to school all at the same time, Heaven help me!
Jan 8, '06Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 62; Likes: 7Hey MaryLou,
That is great! If you have thirty-six years experience in nursing how hard a challange can it be compared to what you have already experienced? You have got this one!You will do great!Congrads and best wishes.
Jan 8, '06Occupation: Housekeeper Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 29; Likes: 2Hi there, I'm Liz, 20 years old and going to Conestoga College in Kitchener Ontario for RPN in february.. i'm so excited.
Jan 8, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 4christa, 18 year old 1st year bscn student, not married, no kids, always wanted to be in a health care related field
Jan 9, '06Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 2Hi everyone!! I am a 17 yr flight attendant going back to nursing school starting this semester. Biting nails at this time to see if I am going to be able to get into my much need A&PI class...wish me luck!! All the other colleges around me are booked with the class too....YIKES!!!:smackingf :smackingf :smackingf :angel2:
Jan 9, '06Occupation: RN!! WOOT! Specialty: Cardiac/telemetry ; Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 978; Likes: 382Hello.
My name is Mave. I'm Puerto Rican and I have three sisters (I'm the oldest). I'm 22 y/o and I love God. I'm starting my first nursing school semester in three days. Sorta freaking out. I joined in October of '05 and I don't regret it one little bit. I LOVE THIS SITE!!!! I'm addicted.:chuckle
Jan 9, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 39; Likes: 3Hi, my name's Summer, 27, married, no kids, applying to second-degree BSN programs at Curry and Simmons Colleges in Boston area - sending aps this week and hoping for good news! also applying to BHCC for ADN program as a backup just in case. hope i won't need it!
Jan 11, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 1hi my name is misty. im 23 years old and a mother of a 2 year old little girl, and happily married. i just started college to become an lpn. i am very nervous. i am in my second quarter of school. this quarter i have physcology, anatomy/terminology, and general math. i was just woundering if anyone had any advice on learning the medical terminolgy? it would be very helpful...thanks
Jan 12, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 8; Likes: 1Hi! I'm Christa, I'm 25 and start my first semester (of 4) in my Accelerated program next Tuesday. I'm excited to the point of nerd-dom! For example, I got my student nursing uniform (henceforth known as my Shrubs, b/c I look like an ornamental lawn decoration in them) yesterday and had to immediately try them on and parade around the house. As further indication of excitement, I read the first 2 chapters in one of my textbooks. Figured I might as well, since all of them cost so much (geez, talk about a bite out of the budget). I've spent so long getting to the point of starting school, I believe I might as well be bouncing off the walls. I want to be the best nurse possible and am happy to find this community as a way to see what might be in store for me. :wink2:
Jan 13, '06Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 48; Likes: 15@Christa- Isn't it awesome, I was the same way. Our uniforms are all white. I'm male and I look like the ice cream man or the milk man.
I'm getting ready to start 2nd Semester. My wife graduated from the RN program in the spring of '04. She is currently working at the local hospital in ICU. While she was going to school, she would talk about her experiences. I became fascinated about nursing. I loved the fact that we get to be apart of the healing process. Part of my life has been about destruction and I love the fact that I can contribute something positive to society.
We have two kids (girls). One is six and the other is two. My wife started second semester on a Monday and found out she was pregnant with our two year old on Saturday. But, she pushed on through and made it. It was tough but we did it.
I'm 42 and I used to be a electronic technician. I worked on fruit sorting systems (camera based) in packing houses in California. It was decent money but packing houses in the middle of summer are brutal. They are also very cold in the middle of winter. I'm glad to switch careers. I love logic and troubleshooting. I will get to use these with nursing also.
First semester was the hardest school that I have ever done. I got a B. That B means more to me than any A I ever got in prereqs. The questions change from knowledge based to critical thinking. Now, there are 4 correct answers, which answer is the most right. I recommend getting a study group. I use this group for emotional support also. It is a good place to vent. Also, do not procrastinate, read and be prepared for lecture. It is a lot of work but I just took one thing at a time. I did what was in front of me. If I thought about the whole picture, I would sometimes get a little crazy.
Clinical was awesome. To actually contribute to helping someone else is killer. For me, I tend to be somewhat selfish. The best medicine for me is helping others.
It is hard but it is one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my life.
To my fellow students, I pray for the best for all of you.
GenhenLast edit by genhen on Jan 14, '06