Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 47

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   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted 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!!
    first of all, welcome!

    thanks for sharing your story. it is good to know that some nurses are making a great impact for those who are seeking to enter this fine profession.

    much success to you!
  2. by   1daycrna
    Hello everyone I too am a newbie here. I have been lurking for about 6months now and excited to be joining you. I will start A&P this fall. Just wanted to check in and say Hello and good luck!! oh yeah and keep me in your prayers.
  3. by   bedpan
    Welcome to all of the new peeps!

    I haven't been here long, but I can tell you that there is a LOT to be learned here and a lot of great personal experiences to be shared!

    And no matter what your situation is there are people here who are more than willing to help in any way that they can!!
  4. by   rae0979

    Hello everyone...I am also a new here. I start my first class in a five semester program on August 25...and I can't wait!

    I also am excited about this website - it's nice to find other people out there as excited about nursing as I am!
  5. by   bedpan
    Welcome rae! This is a great place!
  6. by   TaraSC
    Hello! I just signed up with the board a few days ago.

    I'm seeking and BSN degree and currently working on pre-reqs. I've been back in college since last summer and chugging along!

    Hopefully I'll get accepted and be admitted to start in Summer 04 or Fall 04, depending on the school.

    I'm looking forward to participating in some discussions here!

  7. by   bedpan
    Welcome Tara!
  8. by   Juni
    Hello. I'm Juni and currently in my second year of prereqs before nursing. Should hopefully enter nursing program fall 2004 and graduate spring 2006. I'm doing the AA RN program but I'm also planning on transferring to a university for my Masters eventually.

    Looking forward to chatting with you all.
  9. by   angelina28
    Well ladies. I feel a little out of place here.. I'm Tammy (33) Married and have 1 daughter who's 6. I'm going back in sept to get my LPN.. I'm going through a Vocational school then after graduation I plan on going on for my RN.. I would really like to work in Neonatal Intensive care or Maternity.. Okay if you have any questions just ask.
  10. by   suzy253
    Hiya Tammy. First, welcome. Second, why do you feel out of place? What you're doing sounds great. Best of luck to you and visit this board often for very useful information.

  11. by   zebnkee
    Hi everyone, I'm "zeb". I have been working in a group home for people with dev. disabilities for the past 10 1/2 years. Last summer I earned a scholarship through my job!! I just finished all of my pre-req's and start the RN program in the fall.

    I have two children, Zach, 6 who was born with a cleft palate and who was recently diagnosed at 4yrs with Long QT Syndrome and has an implanted difibrillator. I have a daughter, Belle, who will be 4 in a week.

    So, as you can see by my experience, both on the job and personally, nursing was the next logical step in life for me! I enjoy taking care of people and what better way to spend the rest of my working career as a nurse!

  12. by   jgreenlady
    Hi, I'm Judy, 44y/o, pastor's wife. We have a combined family of 5, 1 daughter age 20, & 4 sons, 27, 26, 23 & 8. Yes I said 8(sigh!). Great to find this forum. I know I will need the support. I have completed pre-reqs(4.0 yea!) and have been accepted in AD Nursing Program to begin August 18, 2003. I have worked in the medical field(dialysis) for over 25 years as first a ward secretary, then dialysis technician and as equipment technician/chief technician. I was encouraged to go to nursing school by co-workers 20 years ago but resisted the idea. I had all the usual reasons, family responsibilities, financially- had to work etc. But now I've made it this far and I'm raring to go. But I'm also very scared and don't really know what to expect. I hope you will all sort of hold my hand through this. :kiss
  13. by   nurse2be in ny
    Hello, everybody! I'm Sue, 41, and I have a son who's 18. He's the light of my life. I'm working on pre-reqs in order to apply to an accelerated BSN program that starts May 2004. I'll be taking A&P I this fall, along with studying for the CLEP exam in Human Growth & Dev. I'm interested in psych nursing (was a psych tech for four years, and loved it), and also oncology nursing. Good luck to us all; the time will go fast!