Tell us about yourself. - page 4
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
Jul 7, '01Occupation: RN Specialty: ER, PACU, OR ; Joined: Dec '98; Posts: 2,120; Likes: 28you guys have a pretty broad range of ages. when i was in school......it seemed like mostly 30 and over......lol! i am the one that started the introduction post, and got off-topic off the ground. oh yeah cheri2, you didnt tell them your name? lol...but i know what it is.lol! anyways, there a re a lot of nice people that hang in here (not just the student area). sometimes it helps to get an opinion or help on something from someone experienced (other than your instructor, we've all been through that). there many people that would help ya out here. the introduction's on the off topic isn't restricted to students either anyways, my name is rick.... rn, cen etc etc etc many hang out on icq.....if anybody here uses that....grab my number....and drop me a note.....i'll hook you up with the others numbers also. have a good day.....and everybody keep their chins up.....you'll look back and say "that was it?"
Jul 7, '01Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 26; Likes: 1Hi,
I am Annmarie from Kingston Jamaica and will be starting my pre-requisites for the nursing college on the 27th august,2001 at the University of South Florida. I am not quite sure as to what this program entails but I do know that whatever comes I will have to do my best to enter the nursing college.
All my life I want to get a BSN and I know that this is the right time for it. OH! I forgot to tell you that I am married with two kids and also works as a Custom Officer in Jamaica but I will be going to the University full time come august.
My kids are ages 8 and 2, boy and girl respectively. My Husband is an Aircraft Engineer and he has decided to take care of our son in Jamaica while I take my daughter with me to the states.
It is my intention to work in the hospital in the States at the end of my studies or if the immigration permits me to work during my studies to get a feel as to what is going on in this field.
I wish you all the best and it is nice to know that we can always express ourselves here without fear. Have a great future!!
Jul 7, '01Occupation: Paramedic/Nursing Student Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 6; Likes: 1Hi I'm Kevin and I am a 37 year old Nationaly Registered Paramedic and start my ADN Program in AUgust of 01. I love the autonmy that EMS gives me but realize some day I am not going to want to take the 400+ lbs patient down three flights of stairs with the same enthuisasm that I have now...lol.
I am the supply officer for the rescue squad where I work at in the Upstate area of South Carolina, and I deal with all the sales reps from the various companies we deal with. Recently one of them made the push on a new stretcher that would hold a 600 pound patient and ithad all these wonderful features. It is really a nice unit except for one thing....it can hold a 600 pound patient. Okay, I know I have a sarcastic sence of humor, but hey if you can't laugh at what you do then you better get out of it while you can or it will consume you!
My hobbies include cooking, fishing, kayacking, boating,motorcycles rapelling when I can,photography hiking, camping, and a good cigar by the fire chased with some good scotch! Wahoo! Currently I am trying to master Fly Fishing and just started into recreational kayacking. Both are testing my coordination to the max! I am Maintenance Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard on my one weekend a month and dread hurricane season every year. I just got through rebuilding an old motorcycle and look forward to having it back on the road soon. Drop me a line some time if your ever bored and want to chat avbout something! Kev
Jul 8, '01Occupation: Nursing Student, cashier at Wal*Mart Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 45; Likes: 1oh man! am i the youngest one here, too? i'm 18 years old...(19 in 2 months!!!!!! :d i live at home with my parents and little sister...i'm enrolled in an adn program.... have no kids but a great bf.... i work at walmart over the summer and on the weekends, if school permits...and i often times find myself wondering if i am the youngest one. the girls (and guys!) in my nursing class all average about 35-ish....there is just me and 3 other girls around my age, 2 are 20 and 1 is 24.... i am on aol instant messenger with the screen name leann7481..drop me a line i would love to chat with you all. :d
Jul 8, '01Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 175; Likes: 2I'm 42 and semi-retired musician. I'm just entering my second year of an ADN program here in MN. I'm married with no kids (but 2 great cats). I worked as a professional musician from 1984 until returning to school in 1999. I currently work as a Pharmacy Tech in a local hospital.
It's great to have a place to get answers to some of the million questions that come up in nursing.
I guess I could mention I have a degree in Psych and Physical Education that I never did use.
I'm glad there is a place where we can all get to know each other better.
Jul 9, '01Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 3,747; Likes: 2
my name is leslie, a 'youngin'-age 20, and a soon to be nursing student-i just received my grant for school last friday!! i wasn't sure if it would ever come i finally feel like i'm part of the bunch. i am now a mom to an 8 mo old boy, but still have no clue how we are going to arrange things with him since both mom & dad are in school this next yr any suggestions? i am also mom to a goldfish named chubby, and a hampster named cricket, who is a great escape artist. i love to scrapbook, take care of my flowers, and cook anything italian, and i'm also an internet junkie! its good to meet all of you and hope to talk to you more!
aol im- lausana0915
Jul 10, '01Occupation: I am a full time student and a mom without ot pay Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 23Hey everyone!
My name is Kourtney and I am from Wisconsin. I am 24 and married with a three year old son. I am working towards my ADN and I start my clinicals in fall. I am a little nervous, but mostly excited. I plan on continuing on for my BSN after I graduate. My calling is L&D or NICU- I am completely drawn to those babes!
When I am not annoying my hubby or friends with fascinating (and sometimes graphic) info of the human body (just finished my two semesters of A&P), I like to be outdoors. I love horsebackriding, hiking and snowmobiling. My other love is dogs-we don't have one yet, there's just not enough time to take care of a pup. Besides the hubby vetoed it for now. He likes cats. Gzeesh, so oneday when I get the time and he is asleep I'll bring home a Bernese Mountain Dog
I worked as a vet tech for three years and I loved it, but decided I needed more pay, so I got a job at a mortgage company in the call center-Hated It!! So I decided to quit working and stay home with my little son Alec. That was great, but I always wanted to go back to school and be a RN so I started part time in August of 99. It has been the best decision for me. It seemed as though those pre-req's were taking forever, but this past May I finished my last A&P requirement and was admitted into the clinical program. I start August 27. Still can't believe its here. So now I have 5 semesters left ( we go over the summer) and I'll graduate in 2003 God willing!
Hope I didn't babble to much.
Jul 10, '01Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 896; Likes: 83Lausana,
I just wanted to say that I know how it can be trying to find good child care and go to school too. I am 21 and a single mom and had to shop around for good child care for my daughter and I found good child care. Please remember that if you do not see the same faces don't get too alarm unless it is for bad reasons. I worked in childcare for 3 years before starting nursing school and I still do when I have breaks from school and many people do not stay because of the pay. I only make $6.85 an hour and started out at $5.65 an hour three years ago. Many people do not stay because if you are on your own with no one else too help that can not take care of the bills. I am lucky to where I can stay with my parents. Does your school have a childcare program. If you do not know find out. Many schools have childcare programs. Also be sure to let the financial Aid officers know that you have a child and will have childcare cost if you did not already mention it. Many schools have childcare grants and the government does too not only on the state level but on the federal level too. Many schools and the government are offering the grants especially to single parents and other low-income families so parents can get an education and provide better a life for their children that the parent wants to provide.
Take care and feel free to e-mail me at Peaceful2100@aol.com
Jul 15, '01Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 6Hi, everyone. I will be graduating May 2002. From New Jersey. I have been married for 10 months, no kids. I do have a cat. Seems like everyone has kids or a cat, I didn't read about even one dog! I am 28 years old and thought I was going to be the oldest person in my class, which was not the case, I am in the middle. I envy the 18 year olds, right out of high school who have made it this far. I would have NEVER been able to do it at that age. I was a horrible student in high school, just never really cared. But I am doing great in nursing school (spending A LOT of time studying). I find it really interesting. My husband & family have been really supportive. My hobbie are traveling, cooking (want to share recipes?!), running, & all watersports.
Jul 16, '01Occupation: At a community ER this season, worked at a Trauma Center the last 2 yrs. Joined: May '01; Posts: 41; Likes: 3Hi! I'm Genevieve, 26 years old from sunny South Florida I'm an LPN in the ADN (LPN to RN transition program) at Broward Community College. It is a 1 year totally brutal program I was working at Broward General as an ER Tech for about a year. Since no LPN's work ER. I got the experience I needed, phlebotomy, IV skills, EKG's, working on trauma alerts, by air (via ) helicopter, we have to drive the hospitals ambulance to the helipad which was in the front of the hospital not near the ER. Bad logistics. I had to cut down hours and get a less stressful job while in the RN program, heck I d on't sleep now:sleepy:
I work perdiem as an LPN at a Psych facility working with the adolescents, and in the Chemical Dependence unit. I actually like it a lot. More $$ than working as a tech, & I can study especially at 3-5 am when the patients are asleep. I work about 32 hours a week and go to school 4 days. I'm engaged to a wonderful supportive man. Were getting married after graduation in 2002! We have 2 wonderful kitties! :hello: :kitty: Were closing on our new house this week! It's a 3 bdrm/2.5 bath 2 story house with a garage I can't wait! Good Luck to everyone in their Studies!
Jul 21, '01Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 165; Likes: 1My name is Kristin, and I'm a 22 y/o ADN student from the Houston, TX area getting ready to start my 2nd year in the program. I'll graduate in May 2002 (God willing) and hope to work in ER or L&D. I love my nursing program, and I knew from my very first clinical day that this is the place that I'm meant to be (this is a great feeling if you've ever experienced this...)
Thanks for reading...email me sometime - I love having lots of pen-pals.
Jul 22, '01Occupation: paramedical examiner;home health aide;nursing student Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 8; Likes: 2I'm a first -year nursing student, living in the Albany, NY area. I'm in a hospital program, but I plan on going all the way through to an MSN. My main interest is community health, and I'm looking into certification requirements and educational opportunities in this area. I have 4 kids: Jonathan(18) lives in NC and works for Duke U. He just got his first apartment and I'm going broke buying stuff for him, but it's also really fun. Mikey(14) and Henry (12) live w/ their dad here in NY. I'm all alone w/ my sweet little girl, Carolina (4). My husband is Brazilian and we are awaiting his papers to come here and be with us. We miss him very much. I have moments of wonderful self-confidence, as well as moments of total self-doubt re my capabilities...c'est la vie!! I think all worthwhile ventures in life evoke those feelings...keep the faith!!!
Jul 22, '01Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 153; Likes: 6I'm Krista, 29 year old mom to three (5.5, 3.5 and 9 months) in Washington state. I'm hoping to start a community college ADN program in the fall (I should know this week!). If for some reason I don't get in, I'll be going back to Eastern Washington University to finish my BS in biology by spring and I'll go for the BSN program through there for next fall.
I hope to work in L&D for a few years when I'm done (hopefully also qualifying to sit for the IBCLC exam while I'm working -- the lactation consultant certification) then go through the Frontier school and get my CNM and probably also my FNP. Dh and I would really like to live in a rural area, and being a rural practioner really appeals to me, though my first love is pregnancy and birth.