Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 88
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
Jul 27, '04Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 2Hello everyone, I'm new here also. I am a 34 year old single mother of two girls, ages 13 and 7. I started an ADN program last month. Between school and work, the kids and studying sometimes I think I have lost my mind. I have been reading this site for a few weeks and decided it was time to post and share with everyone since you understand what I am dealing with. Hope to talk to you all soon.
Jul 27, '04Occupation: ER Tech Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 27; Likes: 1hello all i am new to the forum! i am 30 years old and in my 2nd semester of nursing school. i will be graduating in dec. 2005. i am married and the only children i have are the 4-legged type! i hope to meet some new friends on here and at times have a shoulder to cry on! i am looking forward to hearing from you all. keep in touch!
Jul 28, '04Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 74; Likes: 71Quote from 2006RN2bKudos to you for being a single mom and going to school! I am a single mom as well, so I know how challenging that can be! If either of us have any hair left by the time we are done, it will be a miracle! :rollHello everyone, I'm new here also. I am a 34 year old single mother of two girls, ages 13 and 7. I started an ADN program last month. Between school and work, the kids and studying sometimes I think I have lost my mind. I have been reading this site for a few weeks and decided it was time to post and share with everyone since you understand what I am dealing with. Hope to talk to you all soon.
Jul 28, '04Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 74; Likes: 71Hi! I just wanted to say I am really glad I ready your post! I am 25 yr old single mom, and I work full time and I start Autumn Qtr part time for my ADN. I am struggling with the fact I make about 2x's a much right in my current customer service / collections :angryfire job as I ever would as a nurse aide, which is what I would like to be doing until I finish school and become an RN. I think once I become an RN I will make just about what I currently make now. Discouraging, but I dream of a fullfilling job where I make a difference. Thanks for letting me know I wasn't the only nut job out there to leave a good paying job to do something that "Feels right"!
Quote from LPNalmost!Hey, gang! New here!
32-year old single mom of one terrific 12-year old son (who, by the way has learned how to cook since mom started school! Kudos, Cody!!). I'm finishing up my last quarter of LPN school after leaving a secure, financially rewarding job making Pringles (really, I made potato chips...and made more money than I will as an LPN. Sad, ain't it?) to fufill my life's dream of becoming a nurse.
Haven't regretted a minute of it, even though I've definitely had doubts about whether I could actually make it or not. Have gained a tremendous amount of respect for all the LPN's out there in the process. I'll never look at them as "just LPN's" again! You are the back-bone of healthcare!! I have 8 weeks left and then onto RN school thru Excelsior, God willing and if clinicals don't kill me!
Jul 29, '04Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 14Hi everyone! I am 26, married, two stepchildren....just starting my nursing classes this fall - all finished with my prereqs (whoo-hooo!!) Excited and nervous about the clinicals....but mostly excited!
Aug 2, '04Occupation: Spiritual seeker, mother, office slave Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 5(I posted this in the general forum's "introductions" section but thought I'd add it here as well).
I've been enjoying everyone else's posts for several months now and thought I'd send everyone a "hello."
I just started my pre-req's this past summer, as I am pursuing an ADN degree at a private two-year school part-time in the evenings while I work full-time during the day in an office. I will have my pre-req's done by next summer and start clinicals in Fall 2005, if all goes according to plan. I already have a B.A. in Art but haven't done anything professionally with it, though I enjoy being creative in various mediums as a hobby. I enjoy playing music also and perform locally with a couple of bands.
I am in my late thirties and am the mother of three beautiful children, two girls and a boy, ranging in age from 11 to 15. I know I'm looking at a long, difficult road ahead, but I really think nursing is where I want to be at this time in my life.
I want to thank everyone for providing such wonderful posts...I've learned a lot from reading allnurses.com!
Aug 2, '04Occupation: auditor and staff nurse Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 230; Likes: 14Hello everyone. My name is Karen and I'm a BSN from Indiana. I'm married with 4 kids 17,14,6,4. I love this site. I work in corporate compliance and LTC. I've been a nurse for 12 years 1st with my ADN then BSN. I'm also a Naval vet.
Aug 2, '04Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 2Hi everyone! Just joined the board. I am a 38 year old Mom, wife, and Nana. I have a 20 year old daughter, a 15 year old son and a 1 year old grandson with Downs Syndrome. I will be attending PN school in September! I am already a Nursing Assistant that is certified to pass meds. So Hi all and I am glad to be here!
Aug 3, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 6Hi not sure if Im in the right place here. I am an LPN student. I have one year to go (2 yrs diploma type deal in GA... could get my associates degree somewhere else but HEY the HOPE Grant is paying for it all at the tech school LOL). Anyway.. Im 30, married with 2 children.. ages 10 and 6.
Aug 4, '04Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 1[font=Garamond]Hi all!
38 year old wife and mom ringing in here also
I'm almost done with my pre-reqs for an ADN! Loving every minute of it and looking so forward to clinicals! It has been tremendously challenging juggling work, shcool and family ~ but not impossible and I wouldn't trade it for anything!
I'm looking forward to meeting/greeting a lot of you here in this forum and would love to hear from anybody in FL, most especially. I'm in Kissimmee and love it here!
Aug 5, '04Occupation: ER nurse and Periop Nurse Specialty: Emergency Room, Perioperative ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 45; Likes: 6Hi guys! Went back to school since my twenties and thirties. I'm now 43 and able to go full time into the nursing curriculum. It's taken this long to be able to afford to do it without having to work full time during the day. Halleluiah! I have a 4 year old and a 10 year old so it's not like I'm doing anything else early!
Aug 6, '04Occupation: ER nurse, pediatric SANE nurse Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in ER, pediatric SANE, Trauma ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 14; Likes: 5hi everyone! i'm 32 years old and beginning my 5th semester in a 4-year bsn program. halfway there! :hatparty: i have 3 daughters ages 4, 7, & 10, as well as 2 stepsons ages 10 & 14. i keep pretty busy between kids and classes. i'm looking forward to meeting other students here & some interesting discussions. good luck everyone!! -becky
Aug 6, '04Occupation: ER nurse, pediatric SANE nurse Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in ER, pediatric SANE, Trauma ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 14; Likes: 5Quote from finchertwinslol i hear you on the careplans!!!!!!!!well i am a 32 yo single father of three, 9 yo daughter, 5 yo boy/girl twins. i will graduate in december of 2004, from a adn program. tired of school, and careplans, ready to get license and start working as an rn. sorry about portraying an improper health habit but he looked cool.