Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 46

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   suzy253
    Yup, I'm a 50-year old first semester nursing student. And I'm not the oldest in my class either! We'll do fine!!! :kiss
  2. by   Mandylpn
    :roll Thanx.
  3. by   Nurse_RaRa
    Well - I was told a TRUE lady never reveals her age....but in this case I'll make an exception - 39 and heading into a CC to finish pre reqs to hopefully get my ASN....80 applied, 40 taken. yikes - 4.0 = 11, lowest taken was a 3.0 I'm going in with a 3.4 but any advice on how to survive A&P I? thanks, babies! (Leo Babies Rule the School!)
  4. by   bedpan
    Only thing I can say about age (being 46 and only a month and a half into the LPN Program) is

    I'll get older only cause I have to and I ain't NEVER growing up!
  5. by   Mandylpn
    RaRa: Only advice I can give you on A&P is "memorize, memorize, memorize". Do you have to do a dissection (rat, etc) in your class? I am in LPN so got out of that, still a lot of structures and functions to learn. gooooood luck:roll
  6. by   echo*echo
    Hi All!

    I kinda sorta introduced myself on a previous thread but will make it official here!

    Hi my name is Jennifer. I am a soon-to-be Nursing Student! I currently live in Texas but will be relocating next month to finish up me pre-reqs and hopefully enter an ADN program by Fall 2004.

    Non nursing stuff? I'm 39 years old, have never married and have no children. It kinda sucks being single at this age, but here I am! Before I decided to go for my ADN I was really dreading turning 40! 40 always seemed like the end of the road, but luckily I remain youthful in attitude, spirit, and sometimes body! People are usually surprised when they find out how old I am, but I am sure my new profession will help accelerate the aging process! My feet hurt just thinking about it!

    What else? Well I worked a really boring office type job forever. Before that a brief stint in the radio business. My most recent job was as a self-employed eBay PowerSeller. Hobbies and interests include photography, painting, music, nature, dogs, browsing used bookstores, flea markets, roadtrips, clubbing, and just spending time with friends or family. I'm usually a good listener and sometimes have a wacky sense of humor!

    Why I will make a good nurse? I think the main reason is because I am an extremely sympathetic and compassionate human being. I'm more concerned with cramming so much information in my little brain in such a short period of time than any of the physical aspects of the job. Am I smart enough? I think so!

    Anyway....that's my official intro!
  7. by   Nurse_RaRa
    Luv2quilt -
    I don't know if I'll have to dissect anything in the lab. (School starts Aug 27th - stay tuned!)

    It's been a long time since I've done that but no worries....not afraid of anything except a seven foot earwig and I've never seen one...yet.:chuckle :chuckle

    Thank you for the feedback on A&P - appreciate it.
  8. by   IowaKaren
    Hi, Karen here. I'm 46 yrs. old with 2 more semesters of ADN program to go. Just finished the last of support classes last week (Sociology and the dreaded Comm. Skills II.) and have 6 more weeks to get my pigsty of a house in order. I think any Nursing student can relate to that, LOL. Just received the fall syllabus also, so may get started on reading also, since will entail pathophysiological problems and lots of memory work, labs and all. Anyway, just wanted to say, "Hi to you all, love this site!"
  9. by   Tarian
    Hi everybody! I'm a single 32 year old just starting out on the road into the medical field.

    First time around I got myself a BS in chemistry, and by the end of my schooling I realized I didn't want to be a chemist! So I took a business-related job with a small IT-related startup company. Like a lot of people I found my efforts to make a lot of money really quick only added up to many years of intensely long hours and hard work with no big payoff. After seven years, the job had run its course, so I found myself wondering what I would do next. What job would actually make me happy??

    Well, that brings me to the current situation-- I'm going for an ASN, and my graduation date is may of 2005. After that I'd like to be a traveling nurse, and I picture myself going on for a BSN followed by grad school. So far (after my CNA training and a summer anatomy class) I'm having a blast! Can't wait for the first semester of real, full-time nursing courses.

    As for my login name... it refers to the fact that I'm a (vege)tarian!

    Good luck to everyone!
  10. by   amped
    Hey all! I just wanted to say hello
    I am part way through nursing school (this will be my second "career") and can't wait until I am actually a RN!

    I look forward to reading all your wonderful posts
  11. by   asianichelle
    Hello my name is Asia im an 18 year old fresh out of high school graduate and finishing up my pre-reqs to go into a 2 yr RN program at my community college
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    welcome to our new found friends!
  13. by   4loveoflife
    I am very excited over the amount of invaluable info and insight provided by this forum, actually, as a new nursing student eager and ready to go, I admitt, I may even be a bit addicted!

    I am 25 years old and currently finishing up my pre-clinical courses for an ADN program. I am currently unemployed (FT student) although I have an interview on the 25th for a free (actually they pay) CNA training program. (Wish me luck!) I really hope to get this position, as I have heard and read here that this is a great way to gain experience as entry level and a real confidence booster once I get my degree and start working in an acute hospital setting, to boot. And if it pays for my books, well thats all gravy too!

    I am starting to think that nursing is my true calling more and more, and sometimes wished I would have started down this path a lot earlier. I worked for a very large financial institution
    for 7 years and looking back, I hated every moment. I poured so much of myself into a job that had no real sense of forward motion, no feeling of helping anyone, and no sense of joy at the end of the day. I honestly thought I would finish my HR degree and climb climb climb that corporate ladder. That is, until one day a client sat at my desk and told me about her career as a traveling RN. I had spoke with nurses before, but this one was different! She was so zealous about her job, it was contageous, and this encouraged me to start looking a little into nursing. I soon made a plea to my husband to allow me to quit my job and start the program. It was a long shot because it meant a huge reduction in our income. Luckily for me, he was just as excited as I was after learning of the flexibilty in the field, as he is himself an aspiring polit. A few weeks later, I handed in my letter of resignation! So thats where my journey began. In all actuallity I think it is best that I had those past 7 years to mature and grow as a person before entering the world of nursing as it can be a real challenge.

    Glad to be able to share my story after reading other inspiring ones!!