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Greetings Earthlings! [Oct. 22nd, 2006|01:20 am]
Geeks In Medicine and Friends
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[khalkedon]
Hello. I am technically not in the medical field...yet. I'm wanting to enter nursing and I also study a lot with lenapie. I've been helping her study her med stuff since last year and I find it incredibly interesting. I'm going to be moving across state lines to go to a good school. It's going to take me at least a year to be able to apply for the nursing program, but it'll be all worth it. lenapie reminds me that after 20 years, nobody is going to care if I started nursing school in 2008, or 2009. I look forward to entering the medical field.

I have a degree in Network Engineering, but after I got it, I realized that my interest in computers wasn't as strong as my interest in the scientific/medical field. I even got a "Physical Diagnosis" book for my birthday that recently passed. I've been reading it as I play a turn-based strategy game called "Age of Wonders : Shadow Magic". I've also picked up some used textbooks at the local bookstore. I just can't get enough of this stuff. Between gaming, anime, and other typical geek stuff (as well as having great friends) is all that I need in my life. I look forward to having fun here.
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[User Picture]From: miss_tina
2006-10-22 02:21 am (UTC)
*yay!* for entering nursing! I'm in my final year of my BScN and I'm so excited I almost pee my pants when I think about it. :)
And I like your/lenapie's philosophy re:not stressing about the time it takes to get there. I know so many people who get stressed about the time thing. When you're 90 is it going to matter? That's the big question to most of life's worries and most of the time the answer is no. The important stuff matters though (like actually going into nursing - that can change the entire direction of your life!). Add onto that the fact that time really is a human construct and.. well... you know. :)

I also went into nursing after doing another degree (a BA in sociology with minors in psych and art history) and a bunch of other stuff. Most of the people in my class are SO young comparatively speaking (I'm 34 in a few weeks and they're all 21-24-ish). I'm sure you'll love it when you finally get there!

Best of luck. :)
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From: khalkedon
2006-10-22 02:49 am (UTC)
I've learned a lot from lenapie. I feel like I'd be lost without her. =0) When I lose perspective on things (like the time table to enter nursing), she tells me bits of wisdom like the above statement, and it makes me feel better. Heaven knows I drive her nuts sometimes. That's just part of being great friends though. =D
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[User Picture]From: miss_tina
2006-10-22 02:56 am (UTC)
When you get to nursing, you'll need great friends! You'll also make a bunch too, which is good. The program is a lot tougher than most people realize, both academically (not hard per se, just a lot of work) and emotionally (blood, guts, life, death). It's worth it though. :)
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From: khalkedon
2006-10-22 03:01 am (UTC)
The program is a lot tougher than most people realize

I realize that it's going to be very hard, hence not many people finishing it. I'm more concerned with the A&P part of it. I'm confident in my abilities to make tough decisions (when I'm well informed of the situation that is). I also know that I can remain calm in an emergency situation.

You'll also make a bunch too, which is good.

The funny thing is that in public, I'm pretty open and outgoing. In a classroom setting, I can sometimes be reserved and not do much. I know this is weird, but even getting my AS in Networking I didn't make many friends. Only one of them keeps in sparse contact now. I don't hold much into the thought of making friends. Especially when (again) as lenapie mentioned someone told her "The friends you make in Undergrad [for me before nursing school] will be the ones that last. The friends you make in [nursing] you meet while under stress and most likely won't last long after you graduate". More sage advise. (I really hope she doesn't mind me quoting her too much. ~_^).
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From: lenapie
2006-10-22 03:30 am (UTC)
"'The friends you make in Undergrad [for me before nursing school] will be the ones that last. The friends you make in [nursing] you meet while under stress and most likely won't last long after you graduate'."

I kinda of think nurses might be an exception to that statement, simply because my Mom made great friends in nursing school and because I've met some nursing students and they're all so nice and dedicated to their career choices. :D
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From: khalkedon
2006-10-22 11:53 pm (UTC)
You know me though. I'll either be the quiet one, or the outspoken one. Either one I can see myself being ostracizes me fron the rest of the people. **shrugs** I have plenty of great friends right now, so I'm not worried. =0)
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