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  1. Hello,

    My name's Lila and I'm new to this board. I'm so happy to have found this group of nursing students for I've recently been accepted to a nursing school in the midwest (OSF St. Francis Medical Center School Of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois), and I'm sure I'll be able to learn a lot of "survival tips' from all the pros here=)

    I'm 32 years old, single, I currently live in San Jose, CA, and I'm almost finishing a medical assistant program at a local career college. I figure being a medical assistant will be a good way for me to get a feel for the medical field until I actually begin the nursing school program either in the fall of 2003, or spring 2004. I have a lot of pre-req courses to take this coming year as the nursing school only offers the junior and senior years of the BSN program, and I only hope I'm able to pass the science classes such as chemistry which I was unable to pass in high school. At least the program doesn't requite math above elementary algebra as I wasn't able to do intermediate algebra in the past either. I guess the fact that I actually care about school now more than I did then will play a major part in being more successful in those classes!

    I'm really excited about starting out, even the pre-reqs, and I'm happy at the idea of going to St. Francis as I used to work there as a candystriper when I was in high school and am looking forward to working there again someday. My goal is to be either a pediatric or neonatal nurse (I have a B.A. in Child Development and over 10 years of daycare experience which I have nice memories of even if teaching wasn't really my calling).

    It' s good to be here, and I look forward to meeting all of you=)

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    About lilamint

    Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 4
    Am currently a preschool teacher but am in the process of making a major career change. Hope to go to nursing school very soon, and someday I plan on being either a peds or neonatal nurse.


  3. by   angelac1978
    Hey girl, i recognize your screen name from the Ivillage web board! This board is really great, I especially love the student section, off-topic is pretty great too! You will find that these boards have alot more activity than the one at ivillage, but really both are great!
  4. by   suzannasue
    WELCOME lilamint !!!!!!!!!
    This is a wonderful place to vent,air concerns and get the support you need...great people here. You will also find a lot of informational postings.
    Glad you are here!!!!!!! :angel2:
  5. by   SGkatt
    HiLila I am new here too My names Kathleen

    I'm new here too Just turned 28 and been working as a CNA for almost 3 years and hoping to find a way to get back to school this fall and work on nursing pre reqs..

    Between getting married and having to work 40hours to pay for the mortgage of the house we just bought, $$ for my dream is going to be trick to say the least..

    Not to mention I too suffer from the math barrier, and will have to do elementry math till I can get up to speed
  6. by   subec
    Welcome Lila and Kathleen!!!!!
  7. by   Ortho_RN

    I myself just finished my first semester and even though it was stressful and rough at times I loved it... And I am sure you both will also..
    I start work tomorrow as a PCA on an orthopedic floor, and I can't wait.. Lil nervous about the hip surgeries and stuff, but I am sure once I get the hang of it, then there won't be a problem..

    Kathy.. Don't stess too much over the math.. For the most part there are a few formulas that you use for almost everything..

    Good Luck to you both..
  8. by   lilamint

    Thank you for all the welcomes! This is turning out to be a really good day so far=) Angelac, I knew your screen name looked familiar too, LOL! Suzannasue, loved your balloons and smileys, and Kathleen, welcome to the board from another newbie. I wish you the best of luck as you pursue your dream of going to nursing school=) Be back later,

  9. by   trixiebaby
    hi Lila!

    I'm new to this board too! I think it's great! I'm also finishing up some pre-requisites to get into my RN program. I still need Anatomy, Physiology and Microbio to get in.

    My hubby is from San Jose too-- then he moved to LA with me when we got married last year.... i'm 23 by the way... we go to SJ often to visit inlaws... Santa Clara actually..

    nice meetin ya!
  10. by   StudentSandra
    welcome newbies!!!!!! this is a great board!!!!

    for anyone that is interested (i hope this is ok) here is the link to the student board at aol via netscape at the following
    Last edit by StudentSandra on May 16, '02