Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 27

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   longtimecoming
    Hello all! My name is Alison, I'm a 31 yo wife of 1 and mother of 2 (9yo dd & 3yo ds). Just finishing up pre-nursing classes (A&PII) and working full time at an LTCF Alzheimers unit. Crossing my fingers to start the 7 quarter ADN program (at CC) in April with graduate date of December 2004. Don't post often, but love to read the Nursing Humor BB. Figure if I can stomach veteran-nurse gross-out contests, I have a shot at nursing!

    Good luck everyone! Alison
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by longtimecoming
    hello all! my name is alison, i'm a 31 yo wife of 1 and mother of 2 (9yo dd & 3yo ds). just finishing up pre-nursing classes (a&pii) and working full time at an ltcf alzheimers unit. crossing my fingers to start the 7 quarter adn program (at cc) in april with graduate date of december 2004. don't post often, but love to read the nursing humor bb. figure if i can stomach veteran-nurse gross-out contests, i have a shot at nursing!

    good luck everyone! alison
    alison, welcome to the board!

    much continued success to you.
  3. by   marguerite04'
    Hello everyone,

    I'm Marguerite, 33 y/o female. Starting ADN program in the end of January. Nervous and excited. Been a lurker for awhile, wanted to say hi!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by marguerite04'
    hello everyone,

    i'm marguerite, 33 y/o female. starting adn program in the end of january. nervous and excited. been a lurker for awhile, wanted to say hi!
    marquerite, welcome!
  5. by   dustydog
    Hello everyone. I'm retired AF looking to get back to nursing. Been a long time since I've done any nursing (20 years) so I'm a little bit more than rusty. I've maintained my LPN license but am not really marketable. Want to go back to school but I'm struggling with whether to retake the LPN course or go on to take the RN. My concern is how arduous the study may be. I was pretty good at all this nursing stuff long time ago but must admit I've lost a little confidence thinking about the prospect of hours upon hours of study. I'd like to hear from you if you thought the RN course was much more challenging that the LPN course. Way back when - I used to do about everything and it was no sweat. I know lots has changed since then. Could use a little encouragement. Best Wishes to you all.
  6. by   NCLauree
    Hi, I've been lurking a few weeks and thought I should intro. myself. I'm 47, married, mom of 1girl - 14, 2 boys - 17 & 20. Decided the kids didn't need me full time 'momming' them anymore and went back to school last summer to get the pre-req. for nursing (RN). I have:been a vet assist., taught pre-k, worked in Social Services (family services, aid to families and child abuse), sold houses, ran a private daycare, and for the past 14 years farmed full time to stay home with my daughter (last baby syndrome?). Have always loved "fixing" critters, helping people, and dealing with kids; so thought that nursing would fill a lot of the bill.
    I've delt with all kinds of med. emergencies on the farm, from a set of goat quads all trying to come out at the same time (How can there be 5 legs in that cervical opening????) to my husband cutting off 3 fingers (all back on and working - but lost some movement and feeling).

    Working 100 hours a week= sometimes 48 hours without sleep and still having to drive the kids to school - Having 1/2 of a house of chickens -around 7,500- die 'cause the fans quit and then haveing to pick them all up in 95 degree weather, well the smell can't be described. (They actually liqufy and bloat to balloons then melt to a skin bag of fluid THAT LEAKS, all in a couple of hours) well, the bad parts of nursing couldn't be *toooo* much worse, actually,,,,,,, And the rewards are A LOT better! I sort of think of it as a retirement job! Happy I found this site - getting an inside look at the good and bad of the job.
  7. by   MrsK1223
    Hello, name is Melissa, age 31, married 2 yrs (first marriage). I have a 9yr old son. Finished my ADN Dec. 2000 and will be hopefully starting BSN this fall.
  8. by   salgal
    Hi everyone!
    I am new to the group.....I just finished all my pre-req's and co-reqs and apply to a 2 year ADN in April 2003. Single mom, 44, 3 kids, son 21 & twin girls 14. Worked in telecommunications for the last 24 years......looking forward to a big change!!!
  9. by   FlyGuyRN
    Hello everyone,
    My name is Christopher. I'm 30 years old and graduated from University of Maryland school of nursing in December.
  10. by   deedee05
    Hi ya'll! I'm 30, married, a 2 yr old son in my 2nd of 5 semesters and taking academics as well! Very busy and time consuming, but I love it. Will graduate May of 2004, can't wait to be a NURSE!!
  11. by   Natashia
    Hello everyone,
    I was so happy to find this site. My name is Natashia, I am 37 years old and a Nursing Student. I am currently taking Level 2 nursing classes (Med/Surg) and Anatomy and Physiology II. I have 14 hours of clinical a week on top of the classes. I will graduate in May of 2004. I still have 4 more pre req's and am trying to cram them in with the program. It has not been easy, as you all know, but I am determined to do it.

    I am married, almost 19 years. I have 3 children, 2 girls, ages 18 and 15 and a 14 year old son.

    I am still running my daycare, before and after school. I am most likely going to have to close it after this summer, it's not going to work into my schedule much longer. I hate to think of working outside the home and going to school too, I don't know how you do it!! I will do what I have to do though.

    Anyway, I am looking forward to getting to know some of you. That is if we have the time.

    Take care and happy studying!!

  12. by   Sk8rsmom
    hello everyone!

    i am a 32 y/o mother of 4 (2 boy, 2 girls), ages 11, 9, 5, and 2 yrs.
    i am in the second semester of a 4 semester adn program. i live in minnesota and our clinicals are with mayo health system hospitals. i will graduate in may of 2004 and plan to continue my education at winona state university and the university of minnesota to become a certified nurse midwife.
  13. by   MelH
    Hi all! My name is Melanie. I am in my second semester of an ADN program at a local community college. I have 1 daughter, age 3 and a husband, also age 3! HaHa!!!! NOooooo, I am just kidding. Both are very loving and very supportive! Welcome to the new ones! Good luck to all!