roll call!! - page 3
Looks like they did some work around here! Lets do a quick roll call to see who's here (pre-nursing students)! I'm FutureNurse2005, hoping to start the BSCN program in Fall 2005. I'm in Canada... Read More
Jun 5, '04Occupation: FINALLY! NICU RN Specialty: NICU!! ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 423; Likes: 5Hi everyone!
I'm Jennifer and I am married to Jeff. We have three wonderful kids and live in Rock Hill, SC. With the exception of our littlest one, we're originally from Buffalo, NY. (Boy, do we ever miss the food! LOL) I've been a SAHM for 6 years and am now pursuing my dream of being a L&D nurse.
I am on #45 on the waitlist at the local Technical College. The nursing program there is owned by USC. They accept 44 each Fall, so as long as one person drops off after letters go out next January, I'll be starting my ADN program Fall 2005!!!
I am taking all my gen ed courses and electives now. Thankfully I don't have to take any pre-req's. This summer, I'm taking COL 101, Psych 201 and Computers 101. It's been an adjustment for all of us and I'm having a hard time trying to find time to do my studies (all three of my classes are online so it's a lot of independent study), but it's nice to be using my brain again LOL
Good luck everyone!!
Jun 5, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 205; Likes: 11Beginning my Pre-Reqs as well for the fall at BMCC. Trying to get some of the pre-reqs in the summer just to keep things flowing at a steady pace, with 2 kids & a full time job , i need to pace myself. I heard that at BMCC you need to maintain a high GPA in order to qualify for the clinical phase. Well I'll give it my best shot!!!
Good luck to all!!!
Jun 5, '04Occupation: RN Clinician-United Biosource Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics, Geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 1,237; Likes: 16Quote from bebenurseI had to take some of my pre-req's over because they were just too old. I have been going to school for about 2 years now, mostly online, but now on campus. You really have to manage your time when you have little ones. My kids are 7 months apart, and are 3 1/2 and 4, the youngest has severe disabilities. She will sometimes cuddle with me, while I am reading assignments. Good luck, and if you need help with math PM me. I love math.[font=Comic Sans MS]hi, i am applying for spring 05. right nowi am taking three pre-reqs over in summer school since i had b's in them. i started out a different major and really messed around. now seven years later i am having to re-take them. but math it my absolute worst. so i might bug some of you with a few questions. i have a daughter that is 5 months and a husband so school is a little different now. anyways, i am glad i found these boards! i am going adn, for right now but the more i read i am wondering if i should be going bsn. i can always go back for the year transition.
Jun 5, '04Occupation: wife, mother, student Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 26Quote from RN2BLPN4NOW[font=Comic Sans MS]That is the best thing i have heard all day! thank you. i don't know how you study......you are wonderwoman! when are you applying for nursing school? are you going BSN or ADNI had to take some of my pre-req's over because they were just too old. I have been going to school for about 2 years now, mostly online, but now on campus. You really have to manage your time when you have little ones. My kids are 7 months apart, and are 3 1/2 and 4, the youngest has severe disabilities. She will sometimes cuddle with me, while I am reading assignments. Good luck, and if you need help with math PM me. I love math.
Jun 5, '04Occupation: RN Clinician-United Biosource Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics, Geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 1,237; Likes: 16I got my LPN 16 years ago. I started right away to "bridge" into the RN program. But took up with an old flame. I ended up moving, getting married and starting a family. Am just now able to start back to reaching for that goal of becoming an RN. I will be doing the ADN program at the local community college. Later after the kids are in school full time I will consider doing the BSN thing. I have not decided if that is my long term goal or not. My current goal is to get into the program this spring, and will finish within a year. I have to do a lot of paperwork though. I have to get a year from my teenage years forgiven, and then have my application in my the end of August.
Jun 5, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 75; Likes: 15hello,
i am going to be starting my pre-req's in sept. at my local cc and i am so excited!! i have wanted to go back to school for years and the time is finally right. it has been 13+ yrs since i've been in college and currently i am a registered dental hygienist and do love my career but i really have had a great deal of medical problems & surgeries and i have such respect for all the nursing professionals that have helped me in recent years. i want to help patients so much more than what i am doing now and know that nursing will be a great career for me. i am a very caring & compassionate rdh and know that those traits will help me excel as an rn.
i am just getting over having a biopsy done a month ago and just 3 days ago i had a screw removed from my reconstructed knee. right now i am still in a lot of pain and thought i'd write in this thread to keep my mind off of the pain. also, in 2wks i am going to have a fairly major surgical procedure(s) on my shoulder and hope i'll be ready for it. i just want to get my body in check hopefully before sept. comes along and then focus on my studies. i've had to put off starting classes because of my health problems and i am going to keep my fingers crossed that i can definitely start my studies in sept. it is so great to read about everyone else preparing to pursue nursing. my hat goes off to all those who have children because that is such an accomplishment to go to school and raise a family too!! i am soon to be 34 and single but hopefully would like to have a family one day too i figured if i do not go back to school now i may never do it. i am from southern connecticut and would love to hear from anyone else in my area. this board is so great and i have gained some valuable tips already and also talked w/some great people preparing for their nursing career. ok, well i look forward to being a part of this group for a long time! god bless you all,
Jun 6, '04Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 1,284; Likes: 358Hello everyone! I haven't been on the boards for a few days, what a surprise to see this forum!
It's nice to see others like myself here
So far I have my credits in :Speech, College Writing 1, gen psych, and my electives. I'm currently taking and nutrition. Next session it will be biology and computer essentails, followed by: growth & development, sociology, & number systems, in the fall. I plan to apply this fall for my c.c summer 05' ADN nursing program. Hopefully I'll know if I'm accepted by Feb. I eventually plan to go on for a BSN.
I'm also a wife and mom of three girls ages: 8, 6 & almost 2. Just hope I can survive studying, summer activities and potty training my youngest. :uhoh21:
Good luck to you allLast edit by S.N. Visit on Jun 6, '04
Jun 6, '04Occupation: Urgent Care APRN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ER ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 181Hi all,
I started my prereqs last semester and am taking developmental psych and intermediate algebra over the summer. Then this fall I will be taking A&P1 and Chemistry and the NET and then in January fill out all of my info for nursing school at another CC to start Fall of 05.
Our school has a transfer program with the other CC saving 15 slots so it takes alot of stress away as there are only 7 in my school that are eligible in Jan!
I work as an EMT and have a 2 1/2 year old daughter
Jun 6, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 104; Likes: 2Hi everyone! Im Alissa and Im a hopeful RN applicant in Louisiana. I take my entrance exam June 19th and then hopefully I will get an acceptance letter! I work full time, have no children, except my bf who acts like a child sometimes, and in my free time, I help him run his automotive business.
Everyone cross their fingers that I do well on the 19th!!!
Jun 7, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: Hey I'm now an RN!! ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 1Hello all!!! I'm a married mom of 2 baby boys in Upstate NY, and just recieved the call that I have been accepted into the RN program for fall. Looking forward to chatting more with all of you, good luck!!!
Jun 7, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: Step-down ICU ; From: NC, US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 462; Likes: 70Hello! I am hoping to get into a nursing program by Fall '05, which means I must apply by Feb. 1. I am concerned because you must have all of the pre-req's finished before the end of the spring semester. The only way I can do this is to take A&PII, Chem II, and Microbiology all in the same semester (spring '05). Am I crazy or what?!? Has anyone ever done this?? Is it an unreal expectation? What are the chances the director of the nursing program will give me special permission to take it in the summer?? I am a little nervous about taking on the challenge, but in order to reach my goals, it could be my only choice. Let me know what you all think!!
Jun 7, '04Occupation: FINALLY! NICU RN Specialty: NICU!! ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 423; Likes: 5Quote from LBHOTGIRL99It does sound crazy I do know that in my school, you CAN'T take A&P2 at the same time as Micro - A&P2 is a pre-req for Micro. You may need to look into that. If the school requires that the pre-req's need to be finished by the end of Spring semester, it's highly unlikely that they'll give you an extension unfortunately, since there are so many people vying for a space in the program. But maybe you'll get lucky! It never hurts to askHello! I am hoping to get into a nursing program by Fall '05, which means I must apply by Feb. 1. I am concerned because you must have all of the pre-req's finished before the end of the spring semester. The only way I can do this is to take A&PII, Chem II, and Microbiology all in the same semester (spring '05). Am I crazy or what?!? Has anyone ever done this?? Is it an unreal expectation? What are the chances the director of the nursing program will give me special permission to take it in the summer?? I am a little nervous about taking on the challenge, but in order to reach my goals, it could be my only choice. Let me know what you all think!!
Nice to meet all of you!
Jun 7, '04Occupation: just a student and mom Joined: May '04; Posts: 99; Likes: 1Hi, starting ADN in sept. Didn't like micro, just thought I'd throw that out there... I've been home for 16 years w/ the kids. I've slowly gotten all the pre-reqs and electives done while waiting for my youngest to start Kindergarten. I hope I have the memory for this. I can't remember anything I've learned so far. This past fall my father-in-law moved in with us after finding out he had panc/liver cancer. He died in our home. The experience was wild. I think I can do this nursing thing. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.