Tell us about yourself. - page 2
I was reading in the General Discussion BB, where one of the regulars asked everyone to tell us a little bit about themselves. It is a great idea! We are mostly students in here, and we need to... Read More
Jun 8, '01Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 231; Likes: 2Hi ya'll. I'm 35, single tho I do have a cat. I will be starting the bridge MSN program at Vanderbilt. I have a BS and MS in exercise physiology. I'm specializing in acute care and hope to work for a cardiology group when I graduate. I will be working some but the bulk of my funding will be loans. The hardest thing for me will be moving to Nashville. I have roots here and in 5 weeks they will be ripped out. But I am willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve this goal.
Jun 8, '01Occupation: RN Joined: May '01; Posts: 371My name is Moni (hence my screen name), and I am 28 years old. I have been married for almost 4 years (Anniversary: July 4th). We have 2 "fur babies": Mets and Dallas (hence my old screen name).
I have 2 Bachelors Degrees: Sports Medicine and Mathematics. Currently, I am taking my last prereq (Microbiology). On May 12th, I took the NLN Entrance Test, and I should get the results anyday now. If everything goes okay, I should start clinicals this upcoming spring.
Jun 8, '01Occupation: Public Health Joined: May '01; Posts: 3I am 26 and in an evening ADN program that starts in August. I am doing intensive A&P now - lots of work. I also work 30 hrs/week, which makes for a busy schedule, but I don't have to take out any loans. I have a BA and MS in Community Health, and hope to start an MS in Nursing soon after getting my nursing license. I'd like to be a nurse practitioner...
I am married, two cats, new puppy - he takes at least half of my spare time.
Jun 8, '01Occupation: wife, mother of 3, homemaker, babysitter and now nursing student Joined: May '01; Posts: 5Hi everyone, forgive me if I spell anything wrong or talk funny, but I just watched 9kids for 9 hrs and I am prettty tired. Thats my job, Im seasonal, I watch everyones kids in the summer. I have three rugrats of my own. Three gals ages 12,10 and 8. I am 36 and have been married for 14 years.
And yes, like all you nuts I have decided to choose a career that will turn my life upside down. But I cant wait to start it. I will start in the fall at a local community college,if fact I just registered Mondya for a Basic math ( been out of school 17 years and I'm a dummy)lol, and a pschy and socology class. I am only going part time. Which is 3 classes a semester for me. At this rate It will take 5 years to finish, but thats ok, this is the best time line for me. I didnt take chemistry or algebra in high school, so I have all these extra course to take. I really enjoy reading everyones imput, from other fellow student to experienced nurses. Good luck to us all!!!
Jun 8, '01Occupation: Nurse Practitioner-Emergency Dept. Specialty: Emergency ; Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 6; Likes: 2Hi,
I'm Paul, 43 years old, married for 11 years with a 3.5 year old son. I've been an ER nurse in Houston TX for 4 years and am half way through a master's in nursing. My short term goal is to be working an ER nurse practitioner in 2002. Good luck to all of you. Take one day at a time and before you know it you will be walking across the stage. Help your classmates as much as you can. Cooperation = Graduation.
Jun 10, '01Occupation: graduate nurse waiting on boards at the moment Joined: Dec '99; Posts: 34Hi all. I found this BB a little late, but I've been enjoying it of late. My name is Karen and I'm 34 years old (soon to be 35). I graduated high school in '85 and didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. I moved up north and worked for a medical insurance company, moved back down south and worked for a family physician and there I found my love for nursing. I quit working in '93 to return to school, but the urge to get married and have a family was stronger, so I dropped school and married and had my daughter in '95. My husband is college educated and I didn't want my daughter to use me as an excuse not to do anything with her life, so I returned to school to "make" something of mine. I came up with a 4 year plan to complete an ADN program. I'm proud to say, that on 5/4/01 I graduated that program with honors. My father had a massive heart attack last August and has been in and out of ICU/CCU's. I've developed quite an interest in cardiac care, but unfortunately, unless I move from the rural area in which I live, I won't be able to pursue that dream. My other love while I was in school was psych. So, I've been hired to work in the Med/Surg unit at the local hospital where I'll work for 6 weeks. Then, I'll transfer to the psych unit where I'll train there. It's a fascinating field to work/learn in. Eventually, I'd like to return to school to get my bachelor's, but after 4 years of studying and test taking, I'm ready to work for a while (besides, my check book insists!)
Jun 10, '01Occupation: student Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 564; Likes: 2Well, I am very new here, but decided to jump on in. I am not actually a nursing student yet, but I know I will be. I will be starting back to school in the fall. I went half way through an RN program about 8 years ago. I went through a divorce and never completed it. I am sure that I can do it this time. I worked as a medical assistant and a phlebotomist for a while so I think that will help me in my studies. I am praying that the school will transfer all of my classes so that I only have to take the prerequisites that were different from what I took at my previous college. I am waiting on my records to be received and then I will be up to talk to the admissions office. I am so very excited. I guess I should mention some personal stuff about me. I am 27 (almost 28). I have 4 children, 3 boys and a 9 week old baby girl. I have a wonderful and supportive dh now. I live in Michigan, but grew up and went to school previously in Florida. I am a Navy veteran amongst other things. Well, I am so looking forward to going back to school. Sorry this is so long, but reading these boards just keeps me encouraged. I am so glad to have found a place like this.
Jun 11, '01Occupation: Unit Secretary, Med/Surg Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 102Hi, I'm Zannie Liska, I'm 25 years old. My husband and I currently own a business and we are selling our business. He works full time and I run the business - he is going to concentrate on his career and I am going to Nursing school.
I start my prereq's in 2 weeks (starting with the 2nd Summer Session). I am planning on getting my BSN. I am attending the local community college to save some money and am going to get all of my prereq's there and then go onto a 4-year institution for my BSN.
Jun 12, '01Occupation: Nursing student & Lab Assistant Joined: May '01; Posts: 31Hi my name is Jill. I'm 35 years old, been married for almost 10 years and have 4 kids...8 years old, 5 year old and 1 year old twins. I started doing my prereqs about 6 years ago to get my nursing degree and then my friend lost her baby when she was about 7 months pregnant and then had to deliver her baby at the hospital. I decided then that nursing wasn't for me and switched to a computer degree. Well....after 3 years of almost getting my degree...I've decided computers are too impersonal and I need to work with people. Every time I walk in a hospital, something inside says "I want to be a nurse". So....I'm going to go for it this time. I don't want to be 60 years old and say "why didn't I ever get my nursing degree". I start Statistics andin 2 weeks and can't wait!
Jun 12, '01Occupation: Certified Medical Assistant/Nursing Student Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2Hello, my name is Sheila. I am 28 years old, married to a wonderful man who is my best friend, and have a lovely daughter age 4 and a wonderful baby boy on the way due July 2, 2001. I am currently in my first year of nursing school for an ADN. My classes have been wonderful thus far but next semester we are learning how to do IV's (yikes!!!) I am nervous about this. My family have been very supportive during my time of school. Oh by the way did I also mention that I work 40 hours a week for an Internal Medicine physician. I have a heavy load but have managed so far. Once I graduate I plan on taking a second honeymoon trip and starting my career in either oncology or labor/delivery. Best wishes to all of you nursing students, I am sure that everyone will do well! I'm going to try!!
Jun 14, '01Joined: May '01; Posts: 2,979; Likes: 7This is great! Its so neat to put a "face" with the screen name, if you know what I mean.
And Sheila..... a student nurse with a soon to be newborn baby boy? You are a strong woman!
Good luck to all of us!
Jun 14, '01Occupation: Student Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 12Hi every1,
My name is Cheri, I live in deep south Texas, I have a 10-year old son and an going to celebrate my 11th anniversary to my dh next Sat. I just received my letter of acceptance to the ADN program here, yesterday!! I finished my pre-req. classes this spring, so have had the summer off, atleast from school anyway!! I am looking forward to getting to know y'all better
Jun 15, '01Occupation: RN Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 55; Likes: 1Hi, I'm Robert, 33, 11 months from graduation in an ADN program. Already have a BS in HR & Bible. Want to do CCU or Trauma for 3 years and then go to CRNA school. I have a wife who has been an RN for 10 years. Three great kids, Girl (7), Boy (5), and Girl (2). In my last life I was a professional youth minister (8.5 years) but I got burned out and didn't want to be a "REAL" pastor.