Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 176
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
Nov 4, '07Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 14; Likes: 1Hi, I'm Emily!
I'm right there with Catzy and Shana, accepted to RN program starting 1/08! How exciting. This site is a great help already. I've been with allnurses for months but this is my first post! I guess I feel worthy to be part of the circle now that I'm official.
Nov 4, '07Occupation: RN OR Peri Operative Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in OR Peri Operative ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 262; Likes: 49Hello, my name is Carrie I'm from Michigan, wife for 6 years to Paul, mother to a 3 year old little girl name Emily. I started nursing school Sept. 24th and just recently started clinicals. I'm so happy to be in nursing school, I was accepted on the 3 try. As soon as I graduated I'm planning on going for my bacheors, then Masters to become a NP. It was so nice to move from the pre-student forum to the nursing student forum. I'm happy to apart of this community I have met some great people, and I hope to meet many more.
Nov 5, '07Occupation: I have 2 jobs that are in medical reception at the moment. Specialty: Non yet, leaning toward L&D or ICU ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 2Hello Stephanie,
My name is Sarah and I am not yet a nursing student, but plan to be soon. I am in school, taking generals so that I can apply in the fall. I am so nervous about applying I get sick just thinking about it. The good news is that I have dozens of nurses all around me to keep me hyped.
Nov 5, '07Occupation: REGISTERED NURSE Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 216; Likes: 52Stephanie, never feel like you can't do something, there is always a way to get through, even if you have to take it again, or hire a tutor. I would hire the tutor in most all cases. I think when you are in the middle of the environment you will sink or swim and you know the odds are in your favor, you can do it.
Time management, good note taking are the two most important things. Not having fear in clinical settings...just do it. The patients don't know you are trembling inside.
When I was a student I avoided giving the shots like the plague. I finally had to give one last semester..a skill that has to be performed. That patient had a fat arm so I was in luck.
After that I started giving shots at a doctors office, probably thousands now. I give good shots and there is always an exception to the rule. Like giving an IM on a skinny old man with a lack of muscle...you use a 5/8 needle not an im needle or you will hit the bone. Sometimes the doctors office has the nice needles but the hospitals have a choice of two to save money so you do the best with what you have.
What I feared I became proficient in. Where you work you will develop skills for that job, if you move to another area...new skills again. Never think you can't do it. If you learned to walk and talk...you can do it...and you will get in eventually. Just during the interview make sure to know what you will say, practice in the mirrow. Tell them how you maintained a good average and worked also, or babysat your sister's kids, or better yet took care of your sick grandfather...you CAN multitask, etc. That you know you can do it. Don't put yourself down, don't talk about fear, or weaknesses.
You can do this, if you ever have a stupid question, embarrased to ask anyone, you can always ask me....I will tell you or find out and tell you a good resource.
good luck to a future nurse. Picture it and you can become it!! thoughts become words, words become deeds!
Nov 7, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 1Hey! I'm Laura, I'm 22, and just started working on my BSN in September 07. I couldn't be more excited, I've been waiting to start nursing school since I was 16, and now I'm doing it! My friends get annoyed since I make them let me practice everything they show us on them.
Nov 7, '07Occupation: Registered Practical Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, retirement, home care. ; From: CA ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 69; Likes: 24Hi there,
I'm Jessica, just moved out of home after high school, am 19 and living with fiance.
I'm in my 2nd year of the RPN program in Ontario, and will hopefully graduate in the spring of 2008!! woohoo!
Nov 9, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 8Hey everyone!! I'm Sabrina. I'm 20 y.o. and in my 4th semester of nursing school. I have one more semester and then I'll graduate in MAY!! yay.. Unfortunately our last semster is cardiac so I'm thinking its going to be a tough last semester. I'm still living at home but when I graduate I will be moving with my boyfriend (but hopefully by then he'll be my fiance) to go to a uniersity to start working and to get my BSN!!
Nov 9, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 8Hey everyone!! I'm Sabrina. I'm 20 y.o. and in my 4th semester of nursing school. I have one more semester and then I'll graduate in MAY!! yay.. Unfortunately our last semster is cardiac so I'm thinking its going to be a tough last semester. I'm still living at home but when I graduate I will be moving with my boyfriend (but hopefully by then he'll be my fiance) to go to a university to start working and to get my BSN!!
Nov 10, '07Occupation: Certified Medical Assistant Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 40; Likes: 6Hi I'm Stephanie and I am starting the program in January, I have been on the waiting list for 2 years and I have finally made it. I am 46, this is my second career, working on my ADN. I think I will be visiting here often. It looks like a great place for information.
Good luck to all.
Nov 11, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: MICU ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 48; Likes: 8Hi everyone,
I'm Matthew. I'm 27 and about to finish my first semester of an ADN program in WV. We go into the hospital for the first time on Wednesday, so I'm a little nervous about that. I will probably be at this site alot. It seems to have a ton of info. Thanks.
Nov 17, '07Occupation: Student, Mother, Wife Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 50; Likes: 12Hi Everyone.
My name is Cindy, both my husband & I started Nursing School (RN) in Aug. They threw us into the nursing home about 2w into school! And we have been there around 4m now and have been at the hospital for almost a month.
We graduate in May 09'.
Nov 17, '07Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 1Hi everyone! I'm Ashli, I'm 22, and am a senior in a BNS program. I have one more semester to go after this one, and I'm so excited!!! ....but scared to death about boards! :-O
Nov 18, '07Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 610; Likes: 324I start RN program in January '08. I've been posting a lot in pre-nursing, guess I'll probably be doing a lot of posting here in the future.