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  1. Well, hello to all! I just signed up and am looking forward to making some nice e-friends who have a passion for the best career in existence (of course, I say that with bias... but I'm sure the majority will agree).

    I am, currently, a nursing student at Arizona State University East Campus, and it is a really fun and exciting time. I will be finished with the professional program in May of 2006.

    I really don't have any specific interests in nursing, because I want to get my hands into as many areas as I possibly can during my brief moment in this world. I can say, however, that I am pretty sure I would like to teach something related to nursing someday.

    I got interested in nursing within the past two years. At that time, I was a disgruntled philosophy major (the philosophy department wasn't very encouraging). I wanted to teach it someday, but that was a long and arduous road to travel. So, my mind was swimming in doubt. It was apparent in my attitude, as well as my actions.

    One day, my wife and I were driving to visit her parents. We were listening to NPR (National Public Radio). On NPR, there was a segment on one of the shows (All Things Considered, I think) discussing the great nursing shortage. Now, at that moment, I hadn't thought twice about what I was listening to, but my wife's ears were focused intently on the subject. She interrupted the segment, exclaiming, "You should be a nurse!"

    "I could," I replied with indifference. She said this because of the fact that I had prior experience in the U.S. Air Force as a surgical technician.

    "You would be really good at it," she said matter of factly.

    "Maybe."

    On that trip to her parents, we began discussing it further; and we continued to discuss it for the next few months. Eventually, I walked into the College of Nursing at ASU. I met with one of the advisors and was really blown away by how friendly she was. Without hesitation, I changed my major to nursing. I need to mention that the nursing department has been the best department I have ever dealt with; and let me tell you, I have dealt with many a department during my expedition in college.

    I was accepted into the professional program at ASU in October, and then began it on January 3rd. The professional program, while challenging, has been absolutely enjoyable; and the more I learn about this profession, the more I realize how amazing it is. Call it a skill, a talent, an art... call it what you like, it definitely takes something special to do it well. I am going to do as well as I can make my self.

    So, here I am writing to a community of my academic peers, as well as future peers. Who knows? Maybe I will be working with a few of you, in the future. I do hope to have some wonderful conversations along the way, and I'm sure I will need some advice during my journey through nursing school.

    That's all for now! Probably too much.

    All the best to all of you!
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    Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 15

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  3. by   Tweety
    So glad you heard that radio broadcast. Welcome to the website and good luck in school.
  4. by   eudemonist_too
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    So glad you heard that radio broadcast. Welcome to the website and good luck in school.
    Thank you very much!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  6. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!!

    I'm from Tempe too!! I lived in AZ all my life, then came here to TX to go to school and I'll graduate this May. Then after graduation I'm heading back to Tempe and plan on working in the Phx area. I miss AZ terribly!

    Congratulations to you for getting accepted into the ASU program!
  7. by   z's playa
    Welcome to allnurses!
  8. by   eudemonist_too
    Hope you're having as much fun in school as I am! Good luck to you, and get back to AZ safely!

    All the best!

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