Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 148

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

  1. by   wish2bRN
    Thanks K9's mom! I clarified with my to-be nurse manager today that we are not offered straight days as I had thought. We can work 3 12's, rotating 2 weeks of days then two weeks of nights; or, work 2 12's and 2 8's, rotating days/evenings or days/nights. Anyone have any experience to share about pro's/con's of these shifts? I think a 3 day week sounds pretty good, even if I do have to do some nights.
  2. by   HopeM
    Thus far I have been alternating weeks of 3 12s and 3 12s plus an 8 as a Tech... all night. Where I work you are either day or night... the evening people occasionally will do a day or night if needed. In all reality, I would have to recommend trying it, but tell you to think long and hard about switching back and forth. I have just finished my first 3 weeks on nights... LOVE the night (7P-7A), but am not quite figuring out how to function in the real world on this shift yet. I sleep while the kids are in school and spend the afternoons with them... work overnight while they are with their father... but my problem seems to be now to figure out how to do the basic daily stuff (laundry, clean house, errands and such). Even when I have 3 days off in between night shifts I sleep the first "day"... then can't sleep that night... so sleep a bit the middle day and have some of the afternoon (not much)... then the third day I have to sleep b/c I'll be working that night. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it, but at this point I am thinking thank goodness for 24 hour Super Walmart LOL... groceries would be in short supply otherwise! If your body will allow the alternating two weeks... that might be a great alternative... use the two weeks of days to get your house clean and well stocked with food and sleep the other two weeks LOL!
  3. by   Kemccanha
    Hi Everyone!
    I've been here before but it's been awhile.
    I'm Kelly from Michigan. I've just registered for my last semester in the RN program! Took my LPN boards yesterday! (yes, I'm freaked about it!) I just wanted to take it as a practice kinda thing and now I'm very glad that I did!
    I am married to a wonderful man and have two children. Chelsea is 13 and Kyle is 10. They are 100% behind me and my studies!
    I can't wait to get to know some of you better and to form some lasting friendships!
  4. by   MiRnSoon
    Hi! So nice to see so many moms going to school! I'm married, mom of 2, FT pharm tech and starting tomorrow, nursing student. Wish me luck for my first day!
  5. by   Kemccanha
    Quote from MiRnSoon
    Hi! So nice to see so many moms going to school! I'm married, mom of 2, FT pharm tech and starting tomorrow, nursing student. Wish me luck for my first day!
    Good Luck to you!:spin:
  6. by   GVSUgirl87
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a pre-nursing student at Grand Valley State in Allendale, MI. Right now I'm hoping to get all of my prereqs out of the way next fall! Auuuugh I can't wait!!! Actually I'm doing pretty well right now *98% on a lifespan psychology exam today :-D* and I am a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. I can't wait to be an RN, and I'm thinking of getting my MSN as well...maybe Acute Care or Women's Health. :-D
  7. by   Murseintraining78
    Hi I'm a 27 yo in my 1st year of a BSN program I can't wait to experience all of what this education will offer me.
  8. by   charmz
    hi!! im charmaine, 16, freshmen student.. from philippines.. im 2nd to the eldest of six children.. hope you'll help me w/ my studies.. thanks..
  9. by   studentrn08
    hey all!! first year nursing student here. I am 27 years old and finished college in 2000 with a AAS degree in Emergency Medical Science. I worked as a Paramedic for a few years and then lost interest. I finally went back to school
    for nursing. It was hard to go back to school after all those years. I go to school at night and work during the day. I like my instructor. well just wanted to say hello and introduce my self
  10. by   k9's mom
    Hey HopeM when you figure out how to manage the day vs. night shift let me know! I worked last fri and sat 7p-7a and then go to school RN-BSN full-time during the week it's hard to get any rest when you have a family and all the wonderful housework/homework!!! I worked full-time nights 4-midnight during the last semester of RN school but it was in a factory setting. I don't mind the nights (things are less hectic than days) but the switching back and forth is hard on my system! Physically, mentally, all of the above!
  11. by   HopeM
    Will do k9! I am hoping this week will help me get things figured out a bit better... have my RN program orientation Thurs/Fri... working Mon/Tues PM (7-7) this week and then again on Sat/Sun. I am hoping they will let us know which day our clinicals will be at orientation so I can start plotting my schedule for next semester (hoping to still be able to hit 32 hours/week... but school has to come first so we shall see). Praying I can get my house in order this week too... goooooooooooood grief it is driving me nuts! I have a feeling I'll end up switching to days during the semesters and then doing nights during summer and/or breaks as the back/forth will be tough to do with studying and everything else.
  12. by   ann945n
    Hi everyone! I am 23 years old married with a kitty and am in my second quater of my RN program at YVCC in washington state. Im also going to start my BSN this summer at WSU through their duel enrollment program! Anyone else in the area? Going to WSU? nice to meet everyone!
  13. by   KJ's mom
    My name is Misty. I am 28 yo with a 9 month old and married. I am in the 5th quarter of 6 at YVCC in Wa state also.

    Anne945n: what a small world! Hard to believe another YVCC student is here! Hope 2nd quarter is going well. 5th is shall we say, harder than anything I've ever done! Good luck :wink2: