Hello! ADD/Learning Disability adult getting guts to return for Nursing!

  1. Hi all!

    I just found this today and am happy to have found it today!

    I am 30 (OK, 31 this summer..) and after an interesting College experience (not knowing what I wanted to do when I "grew up") and a 5 1/2 career in being a Personal Trainer, I have decided to return to school for Nursing! I have been thinking about it for the last 4 years, and even more seriously the last 3 years after my father passed. We had one of the most compassionate nurses and I will always thank her. I am even taking her advice after she suggested I go to nursing school!

    I have ADD that was diagnosed at 18 and Learning Disabilities that I have worked/dealt with long term. Is there anyone else who has one or both of the same issues that completed a Nursing Program? I am REALLY excited and I will admit slightly nervous/cautious of what is to come. I understand the difficulty of what is to come and am looking forward to the challenge.

    I am happy to be here and meet some others in the field that I am looking forward to being apart of!
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Hi and welcome to the site

    Couple of forums you may want to check out and good luck on your journey

    Nursing with disabilities forum
    General student nursing discussion forum
  4. by   caliotter3
  5. by   cursedandblessed
    ad-- oooo shiney!! d why would anyone --- oooooo puppies!!! think that about me??

    sorry just had to!! welcome!!
  6. by   FitNurse2b
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Hi and welcome to the site

    Couple of forums you may want to check out and good luck on your journey

    Nursing with disabilities forum
    General student nursing discussion forum

    Thank you, I will be sure to check those out!
  7. by   WalkieTalkie
    Hey, it can be done. I have AD/HD and after going to school and floundering the first time around, I went to nursing school. I graduated summa cum laude, and I'm doing pre-reqs for my master's now.
  8. by   FitNurse2b
    Quote from c0ntagion
    Hey, it can be done. I have AD/HD and after going to school and floundering the first time around, I went to nursing school. I graduated summa cum laude, and I'm doing pre-reqs for my master's now.
    Wow! That is awesome! What kinds of things did you do differently for your success? I think that my Learning Disabilities are going to be my difficult part. I am not only that thrives with medication for my ADD but I have learned how to compensate well. I just will need to learn how to retain the information in the best way to be able to maintain and reach the grade point average. The testing is what I am probably most nervous about, but I think that I can figure it out.

    How did you choose your school?
  9. by   Tripletmom08
    Welcome I think I also have a bit of the old ADD so this will be interesting to start the RN journey, lol. Welcome

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