Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 159
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
Apr 21, '07Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 88; Likes: 20hi im an ADN student finishing up my first year YEA! I have onemore year or 2 more semesters to go whichever sounds quicker. lol I have a disabled hubby and am 37 years old. I work 33 hrs/wk and go to school full time hard but I do what I have to do. Nice site here nice to know all the issues and or problems are same everywhere.
Apr 22, '07Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 3Frez,
Wow amazing how many of us are the same. I am also 37 with a husband who is partially disable dueto an accident at work. I am finished with my first year in two weeks YYYYEEEEAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Best of luck in your next year
Apr 22, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in PCU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 16; Likes: 2I though I should finally introduce myself instead of just lurking in the shadows . My name is Stephanie, I am 23 and finally got accepted into the nursing program at my college. I've waited nearly 2 years. Mainly because I wasn't sure if I wanted to go the MD route, or RN route, I had both options in front of me. I found that being an RN could open many doors without the hardships and schooling that being an MD would take. Bad enough I already feel like a professional student. I have a mini support/study group with 2 others at work who all got accept and we are taking the same classes. I hear that helps, misery loves company.
Looking forward to reading more, and hopefully sharing some of the things I start encountering once I start in September!
Apr 22, '07Occupation: telemetry nurse Specialty: 17 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 5Hi. I'm in the 2nd semester of pre-recs!!! Killing me too. I have 4 great danes and 4 horses. No kids, the animals are my kids. :lol_hitti I'm going for my ADN at Charity School of nursing. I'll start the transition program for LPN's summer of 2008. Seems so far off. I had to take all pre recs cuz I'm sooooo old!!!!:lol_hitti Good luck to all!~!
Apr 23, '07Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 11Hi. I'm 30 years old and in my 2nd semester of an Intensive nursing program. I just discovered this site a couple days ago and I've found the threads and topics very interesting. Just wanted to wish everyone good luck in their studies (i'm on a break now, school resumes in May!) ...take care ..tanya
Apr 24, '07Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 17; Likes: 2Hi,
My name is Susie. I'm 24 years old and already super stress out. I'm a nursing student, if I make it through it will be my first bachelor. I hope to make a lot of friends from here and learn ton of tips for nursing school.
Apr 27, '07Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ER,OR ; From: FI ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 41; Likes: 13Hi,
My name is Petri,(male) and i come from Scandinavia, Finland. (between sweden and russia). i`m 25 yo.
I found this site today and allready addicted Please ask if u have something on your mind, i will reply as well as possible. And please all be patient with my english, is not my mother tongue.Last edit by FinNurse on Oct 21, '07
Apr 28, '07Occupation: Chemical Dependency Tech Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 12; Likes: 1Hello,
I will be starting nursing school in August. I am really excited and nervous. I am glad I found this site, I think it will be helpful to hear other's experiences and views.
Apr 29, '07Occupation: Hospice LPN/RN student Specialty: Long Term Care and Hospice ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 19; Likes: 8Goog Morning Vietnam!!!! Only kidding :-) (but I love the movie!). My name is Ernie. I am a 43 y/o LPN with 3 1/3 years under his belt. A father of a 3 y/o boy and a 4 y/o girl. (I started late)
I worked in a SNF for my first 3 years as a nurse (a real stressed-out, hate my life - sweat-house of a SNF). I have now worked 4 months of full time in Hospice - and just love it.
I can't do the tradtional community college .
Not only is there a 1 to 2 year waiting list, but I need to support my wife and family. How can I be a husband, a daddy, study, go to school 4 days a week and work 4 days a week, in a 7 day per week world? I have all my pre-reqs out of the way from the local CC's by taking 2 classes at a time. Now I am torn between the University of Phoenix' LPN-BSN program at $23,000 (My employer will pay $5,000 of it), or Excellsior College. I estimate Excellsior will run between $10K and $11K, including airfare, room and board to study for the CPNE and then to take it, testing materials, study materials and other little things.
None of which would be covered by my employer. Only to end up with a questionable (in some states) ASN. But boy, it sure would free up a lot of time and still be cheaper in the long run. Very Tempting! Anyway, I would love to hear from anyone who is in the same boat as I am in. I feel really alone out here. I can be reached at email@example.com. Please, no sales reps!
May 2, '07Specialty: Neuro ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 571; Likes: 136Hi all! My name is Laura and I will start nursing school in August. I am very excited, although a little nervous! Unfortunately, I have no experience working in the hospital, although I was one of the first Nurse Aide's to be certified when they started requiring certification!!! Many years ago!! Anyway, I started school a little late in life, so I am determined to make the best of it and get working ASAP to make up for lost time. I plan on getting my MSN and becoming a nurse practitioner once I am done with my ADN. Good luck to all~
May 3, '07Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 252; Likes: 96hello..will be starting my first year at Norwalk CC (Connecticut) this fall and hopefully graduate in 09!!!.. I am married(hubby works 2 jobs..firefighter/EMT and part time at a sporting goods store) we have 4 children 14, 13, 5, 3...and one stupid yellow lab!!! Excited and nervous.....good luck and congrats to all!!
May 3, '07Joined: May '07; Posts: 27; Likes: 25Hello, my name is Bryan. I am 30 and just got accepted into a bsn program in ca. It has been a lot of work thus far and I know it will get harder. I am ready and plan to kick ass. I am giving my life to this goal. Good luck everybody:spin:Last edit by ohyeah on May 3, '07 : Reason: sp error