Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 151
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
Dec 7, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 9; Likes: 2hi everybody,
sheri, 36 mom of 2. lpn for 8 yrs. just had last day of clinical today! one more test, the final, then nclex, then DONE, oh I can't wait to get some sleeeeeeep!!!!!
Dec 7, '06Occupation: Nursing student, Clerk/tech in Pediatrics, Paraprofessional at Children's Respite Care Center Specialty: Mostly peds as a tech ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 7; Likes: 1[font=fixedsys] my name is rachel. i am 22 and a senior nursing student in a four-year curriculum! :spin: i have been a tech since my junior year in high school. i currenly work in pediatrics (in a transplant university hospital) as a clerk/tech and as a paraprofessional at children's respite care center. i also babysit when i have time. ha! i like to play, listen to, and write music. i am 5 feet tall and i have a phobia for adult saliva.
Dec 10, '06Specialty: Skilled ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 69; Likes: 1hi ! i am robin. 45 years old...lp.n. since 1980. at p.s.u. finishing up my clinicals for my r.n. waited until my kids were older to move on in nursing. my daughter is 25 and in 2 years will have her phd in child psychology. my son, 23 has degree in computer technology. i am a musician and teach also. good luck and !
Dec 10, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 3Hi my name is Samantha and i'm 21. I graduated from high school in 2004 and I have just now decided that I would like to pursue a career in the nursing field. I'm not exactly sure where to start.
Dec 10, '06Specialty: Skilled ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 69; Likes: 1Hi Sam. First you need to get some of your basic requirements out of the way. Chemistry, Biology with lab and College Algebra. If you have all those, you can dive right into nursing and they should accept you in the program quick. If you do not have those classes from high school taken, enroll in college taking those (required) courses. If you take academic and nursing clinicals together--it will overwhelm you to say the least. I took all my academics first. You will be considered a different major until you are accepted into the program, but will have the needed classes. Depends on your medical background also. A C.N.A. ? Medic? Any medical knowledge?
Feel free to email me.
RobinLast edit by miracle1986 on Dec 15, '06
Dec 10, '06Occupation: Brand new in the ICU From: US ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 152; Likes: 91Hello my name is Chantee, I am 24, a mom of two. My daughter is 4 (almost 5) and my son is 7 weeks. My husband is a police officer and is away from home about half of the week. I will be starting my first semester in January. Which is bringing mixed emotions...fear, excitement, anxiety and happiness.
Dec 11, '06Specialty: Skilled ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 69; Likes: 1Hey.
Fear and anxiety. Go with those feelings. Get some tutors and good babysitters. AND DO NOT GIVE UP.Last edit by miracle1986 on Dec 15, '06
Dec 11, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 11Hi everyone. I am a 37 year old mom of a 12 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I have three more pre-reqs to finish, and I get more and more nervous about not getting into nursing school every day. They are very competitive where I live!!! I am happy to be here and hope to get/give support to/from others.
Dec 15, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 105; Likes: 18Hi everyone- my name is Fiona and I am married with 2 children, 1 yr old girl and an almost 3 yr old boy. Found out yesterday that I was accepted to the accelerated BSN program that starts in June. Should I really be kissing my children and husband goodbye for 13 months?
Dec 15, '06Specialty: Skilled ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 69; Likes: 1Yes. Good Luck...........You will be glad you did it in the end.
Dec 15, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 2Hello,
I am FantasyNurse04. I have been an ICU Nurse for almost 3 years. I am 33, have a Saint for a wife, and 2 children (8 year old boy and 3 year old daughter). I have my interview for CRNA school tomorrow AM. I applied last year but had no luck. This year I'm not counting on any luck. Just faith.
Dec 15, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 21; Likes: 1Hi everyone!
My name is Howie. I'm a 23 year old Junior Nursing Student. Iv'e had several "Speed Bumps" in my college career, as a result of my military service, but, there are no regrets.....just looking forward to getting more nursing experience with each clinical experience.....and, progressing with my education. Time in Afghanistan and Louisiana, shortly after Katrina, only reinforced my decision to pursue nursing.
It's great to be apart of this forum! Iv'e found it to be an incredible resource....
Anyone else find it just a little addicting, though? lol
Dec 16, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 1Hi Margaret and congratulations! I've learned "You're never too old"
I'm 49 and had no prior hospital experience (as a patient or staff). After my final exam on Monday I'll have 1 semester left for my ADN! It's been the toughest thing I've ever done but worth it..........
remember your home/personal life will be on "hold" for a while, but those who truly support you will understand and help you.