Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 15

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   RNsweetie
    Hi everyone. I'm a 27 year old mother of 3 great daughters. I started my 1st year of a 25 month RN program in Manitoba. I love it so far, It's nice to be back at school after staying at home with my children for 8 years. My husband is very supportive. good luck to all and I look forward to all the informative answers to my "interesting questions" Take care all. we'll make it:kiss
  2. by   CJStudent
    Hey gang!

    I'm 27 and recently married (my husband is VERY supportive.) I have no children and just bought my first home. I have four cats and I love to play softball (if time permits!!!)

    I work part time in my home (best job, ever) for a local company and I have my Associate's degree (not in nursing.)

    I am a senior in a BSN program. I am set to graduate in May, 2003. All this after being in college for almost 10 years. It's a long story.

    Anyways, I can not tell you my name though because I think they hate me enough at my school already!

    I wish all of you out there luck in your pursuits and thank you for letting me vent my frustrations over the past few days.
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    hello, and welcome to all the newcomers! all the best to each of you.

  4. by   Kennie
    I am Kennie, 24 yrs old single male (almost 25), in the BSc(Nursing) Programme in Canada. I would love to go into Public health or Med. School. Nurse a dream to offer my contribution in making the world a better place to live in!!
  5. by   2banurse
    Hi, my name is Kris (single, 3 cats) and with only one class left to go for my A.A. in Accounting, I've decided to take some of the prereq's needed for my school's ADN (A&P and human development). Hoping to get into the September class (class of May '05) Since I've gotten out of H.S. 20 years ago, I've been flirting with the idea of nursing, even being accepted in 1983 when I graduated from H.S. At that time, time was not right but I've not been able to get the idea of pursuing a nursing degree out of my head. I realize my obstacle is getting out of my comfort zone. I have, however, worked in the medical field (secretary), and through my years have come to admire the nurses I worked with greatly.

    I would love to hear from others who have also switched from a business direction to nursing. Should I? Am I crazy to pursue this when I am so close to finishing my AA in Accounting?
  6. by   opalmRN
    Welcome. You are not crazy but I would encourage you to finsih the current degree since you are so close.

    Once nursing gets in your blood, it doesn't leave. The idea might take a sabbatical for some time, but the desire just hangs on.

    Good luck to you and hope to see you back here again.

    I've been out of HS for over 27 years and I'm going back too.

  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    kennie and kris! welcome and all the best to each of you.
  8. by   JOHNNY80339
    Hi! My name is Johnny. I am now and have been a paramedic for over twenty years. Before I became a paramedic I got my LPN and have used it to work as a nurse in different areas and for different periods of time. It is at this point that I have decided to finally complete my ADN. I have all the prereqs and have been looking at the Excelsior program (although some of the posts concern me). If anyone has any suggestions as to study guides, or any other area, I would appreciate.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    johnny, and welcome to the board!

    congratulations on the return of getting your rn.

    i started with regents for my rn in 1997 and after taking one nursing course (comm. a), i decided i needed a more structural setting and was worried about my clinical experience and also found out that my state board of nursing was not thrilled with this path to obtain your rn.

    it has worked for many and if your are determined, focused. and motivated, with your back ground, it is doable and reachable as well.

    no matter the route you decided, all the best to you and we are here for support.

    let us know what you finally decide to do.

    there should be others who have or is going through distance learning for their rn and perhaps they will share with you.

    keep the faith.
  10. by   shelby88669
    welcome everyone
  11. by   pauls
    Hi my names Pauline I live in Manchester England. Iam 41, have one girl she was 6 on 1/11. I have been reading some of your posting and your training is way different to ours here in the uk, your seems a lot harder. I stared my trainning as a student nurse sep 2001, I had been a care ass for 22yrs before that, more and more things were being asked of you so I thought if I was doing the job why not train and my employees now pay you your wage when doing your nurse trainng as long as you work for them for two years post reg look forward to any replys
    Last edit by pauls on Nov 18, '02
  12. by   mumhuff
    Hi, my name is Mary Lou, after blowing my 1st go at college 30 years ago. I decided to sign up for a 3 yr. ADN program. I'm 47 , married 26+ years, two sons 22 & 18. I'm in my 1st semester and wondering how someone my age with "old timers" memory problems can possibly surrive A & P classes? Enjoy being back in class but have doubts about succeeding. Good luck to everyone!
  13. by   JOHNNY80339
    Hey Mary Lou,
    I won't bore you with the techniques, but, being close to your age I will say it can be done. Not saying it is easy, but what in life is?