U.S.A. Tennessee


sorry that i haven't been around in a while, but my computer died! :( i am now a new owner of a entry level mac. i have been a windows gal my whole computer life, so this is taking some time to get used to.

good news: i emailed brian (b4 my computer crashed) and offered my services as moderator for the tn board. he agreed, and now i am moderator of both this board & student nursing. yay! :roll

now for some get-to-know-you questions:

1) for those that are still in school, what classes are you taking this fall? when is your expected graduation date? are you going for a diploma, adn, bsn or msn? what area do you want to work in after graduation?

2) for those who have already "escaped" school (*lol*), what area do you work in? do you wish you working in a different area? what advice could you offer students?

my answers:

- i am taking adult health ii & nursing management.

- hopefully, god willing, i will graduate this december.

- i will have completed an adn, but i already have 2 bachelor degrees. i plan on doing a bridge program, so i can go straight to my msn.

- labor/delivery for now, but my ultimate goal is to work in an infertility clinic.

west tners:

how about a lunch sometime? just let me know what time is convenient for y'all. i think it would be great for all of us to meet each other!


185 Posts

I would fall into the "having escaped school" category. Graduated in 1989 (BSN). I work step down ICU and have for my entire career. I have worked full time, weekender and now just plain old part-time. Probably will make a change in the next couple of years away from 12 hours shifts. Just getting too old for 12 hours of anything.

Advise to nursing students: Let's see, ummm maybe......Major in accounting!! (LOL) Seriously I would say that my best advise is not to lose site of the human side of nursing. Treat each patients like you would want your mom or dad to be treated. Seldom is this an easy task. Doing this will try your patience and test your skills in ways you can't yet imagine. You will also find it very fulfilling.

I have "escaped"school as well. Of course we know we are never done learning. graduated in 96 from an adn program here in Missouri. I'm moving to Tennessee soon. I work as a charge nurse on a genera medical floor and it's tough some times.

As for advice for students: Don't be afraid to ask questions. The scariest new grad is the one that thinks they know everythig.


1 Post

I am in school for the 3rd time. Working on a Master's degree in Nursing Informatics (Nursing Information Systems) at University of Maryland (online). I agree with Knighthawker1 about students and new grads-don't be afraid to ask questions and if you have free time utilize it to get to know more!!

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I am in my 3rd year of nursing school, taking Pathophysiology, Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing of Women and Childbearing Family, and Research in Nursing. Hopefully I will be graduating in May 2005. Halfway through, I can't believe it! :)


92 Posts

Hello all. I'm still working on my prereqs. This fall, I'm taking A&P1. I will also be taking the NLN on Sep 20th, so I've been studying for that also. I would like for you all to pray with me and for me that I pass this test and can get accepted into the nursing program for the Spring 04. I don't have any question yet, but I'm sure they're coming. Oh yeah, I'm going the ADN route right now and later on, BSN. My expected graduation is May 05. Good Luck to everyone!


706 Posts

Hi everybody in Tennessee! I have recently left the Army to go to school full time. I just got accepted at Austin Peay State Univ. in Clarksville. I have decided to go the BSN route. I haven't decided which classes to take first, but of course they are only going to be pre-reqs.

I plan to apply for jobs in the ICU because that experience is required to enter a CRNA program, which is the graduate degree I want. If that doesn't work out, I will become a midwife!

This topic is now closed to further replies.

By using the site, you agree with our Policies. X