Oklahoma introductions.... - page 6

Some of us in this forum have been here for a while, but there have been several new "faces" lately. :welcome: So maybe we can do introductions. Tell us : your first name (if you want) where you... Read More

  1. by   bwnurse2b
    Hey everyone! I'm Bethani, I live in Broken Arrow, I'm 23, married for 4 years, 1 1/2 year old daughter, 2 dogs. Going to Interim for my CNA starting Monday and then who knows from there. I'm thinking about trying to work at St. John's but still not sure, I want to work in the maternity dept. - either L&D, Postpartum, the NICU or the nursery. Not sure if I should go for the LPN and then start the prereqs for the TCC nursing bridge program or just skip the LPN. I worry that the whole thing is going to take me longer than most people because I'll have to work full time and also have a family and house to take care of. I'll get through it somehow!
  2. by   melvolden
    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Melissa. I live in Guymon, OK... Ever heard of it???? LOL I'm sure you've been through here if you've traveled to Colorado. I am 36 and embarking on a new career. I have two children, 8 & 17. I work full-time as Secretary of the Texas County Election Board. I am returning to school (after 13 years) next month. It looks like I've got quite a bit of work ahead of me.... I hope to be accepted into OSU-OKC's RN Nursing Program in the Spring.... **Keeping my fingers crossed and praying really hard** If anyone has any advice/tips, I would honestly appreciate it!!! Thank you!
  3. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Hello Melissa and all other propective nursing students.
    I always tell people that, yes, it will be a lot of work and take a lot of your time. I couldn't have pulled it off if my DH hadn't been very helpful and supportive. Be careful to limit other commitments, if possible. Don't neglect your family, but realize that this is going to take a lot of your time. When I was in school, I was up till 4 at least once a week, sometimes twice, doing homework. Then I'd get up about 6 and get ready for school. Don't work at a job much at all if you don't have to.
    If you're a single parent, or anyone with kids at home, take a good look at your support system before you attempt this. Sometimes it's a matter of timing. I don't mean to discourage anyone, but take a good hard look at whether this is the right time in your life to be in nursing school.
  4. by   tulsaL&D
    Amy, RN. Live and work in tulsa. I've been a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years, started right out of school. Have a 3 1/2 y.o son and a 2 month old son. Married. Have my ADN but hope to eventually get to school for CNM
  5. by   LanaBanana
    I haven't been able to be on the boards much lately but wanted to so HELLO!!!!!! to all the new "faces" on AllNurses Oklahoma forum!!! It's exciting to see how much this forum has grown in the last year!!!
  6. by   SW_07
    Hello all,
    My name is Shasta. I am an LPN and am currently trying to decide where to go for my RN. I currently live in Moore, OK. And I am 23 years old.
  7. by   babygirl66733
    Hello all. My name is Jessica and I live in Hugoton, Ks. I am posting in this thread because I will be attending OPSU's nursing program. I look forward to getting to know everyone
  8. by   happilymarried
    Hi everyone! Until I get a little more acquainted with the site I think I will just stick to my screen name... I live in Norman and work in OKC. I was just accepted into RSC's Nursing Program! I will start August 18th, I am excited, anxious and nervous all at the same time. I plan to either go to OU simultaneously to earn a B.S. degree or after I finish at RSC, do the RN to BSN at OUHSC. I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 daughters. I am glad to be here and look forward to getting to know you all better!!
  9. by   happilymarried
    JessiJK... I used to dispatch for the police dept at OCU, be VERY careful if you live on or near campus. It is extremely dangerous there. Do NOT ever go for a walk by yourself at night, and be very careful during the day. The campus is in the heart of a really dangerous area. Be careful!
  10. by   Goodoldnurse
    Great discussions!
    When looking at colleges, make sure they are accredited. This will matter when going on for further education!
    Also I need to pass on that many think "you are just going to nursing school" and make many demands on your time. You will need to have help around the house and be able to concentrate on your studies. Just as med students and law students kind of dissapear from view during school, nursing students NEED to do the same. You have less of a chance of being successful if you work more than 20 hours and have many demands on your time.
    Also you might want to look at the pass rates (Oklahoma Board of Nursing) and see how their students are doing in the end.
    We have MANY fine nursing schools in Oklahoma. I wish you well!!
  11. by   poliwog
    Hi everyone! I'm Poliwog and I'm a 2nd semester (Level 2) student at TCC. I'm 41, newly single and loving it! I have a dog and three cats. I've worked in the health care field for a long time and finally decided to take the plunge. I'm in Broken Arrow, which is about 10 mi east of Tulsa. I've been really happy with the instructors at TCC so far. It's a great school. They also have a strong SNA membership which has been a lot of fun, too.
  12. by   FutureRN2010
    Hi everyone! I'm 26 and I live in Tulsa with my husband. I just graduated from TCC in May with an AS in Health Sciences and will be starting the traditional BSN program @ OU-Tulsa in the fall of 2008.

    Getting that acceptance letter was one of the best days of my life. It took me FOREVER to get through all of my prereqs. I'm excited and NERVOUS about what the next 2 years will bring.
  13. by   mommy.19
    I'm from Bartlesville, moved to Tulsa in about 7th grade, and went to the oklahoma school of science and math (class of 04). I had a wonderful scholarship to Westminster College in Fulton, MO, but I had decided that a man was more important than education! But, back on the road again after the birth of my daughter,and finally got all my pre-reqs done and was accepted to the Collaborative OU-TCC program for fall '08. I wish I would have applied to the OU BSN on their campus for junior year as well, I just heard I wouldn't have a chance since I didn't take my pre-reqs at OU! I agree, SB123 it was one of the best days of my life! I was shaking when I opened the letter! I'm sure I'll see you around at some point