Years at NVCC: Been going to NVCC off and on since 1985!
Joined the FBook Group: Yes
Career Goal: CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)
Planning to Transfer: Yes, eventually I hope (Mason, BSN Program), or VCU (they have an online RN to BSN program I hear)
Classes Completed: BIO 141, 142, 205, CHM 101, HLT 141, PSY 201-202, HIS 121, ENG 111, PED 116, PHT 101-102, PED 123, STD 100, ART 101, ART 121, MTH 2-3 (tested out of HLT 141 and IT). Currently enrolled in CST 110 (yuck..IMO).
I am 43, have 9-year-old twin daughters, am married, and work full time (currently) for a LARGE local hospital system. I have worked there since 1997, in several departments, but currently in medical records as a transcription manager. I posted this before, but here goes again; I'll try to keep it short. I have wanted to be a nurse since I can remember. I tried in 1985, but dropped out. Tried again in 1994, but quit again. Third times hopefully the charm for me.
When I became a transcriptionist, I realized how much I love surgery; it's my favorite report to type. I could probably give a synopsis of many standard procedures from memory (appy, lapcholy, TAHBSO..etc.). When I realized I loved surgery that much, it got me to thinking about nursing again, and then I started thinking that the ultimate for me might be the nurse anesthetist route. Still, I am trying to take this as it comes and frankly I'd be glad to just survive RN. But it's important to have a goal, so CRNA is my goal.
I'd like to say that I am so impressed with everyone's posts. I am especially impressed with the young posters with so many college credits and aspirations. I wish I had been so together when I was your age and I hope my daughters will be just like you some day
Can't wait to meet you all soon!