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Just found out Tuesday I am starting Nursing School in January at GCC. I have been going there for 3 years getting my pre req's out of the way and finally starting Nursing School. How do we find out... Read More

  1. by   Calzonan RN
    Wow, EVERYBODY on this board has disappeared!! I hope everyone at GCC (and all other new students) are doing well. We took our pharm and process tests this week, they weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. Our teacher told us this morning that 11 people have already left the full-time program!!! Is that true?? I almost couldn't believe it, it's only 3 weeks into the program. A friend of mine told me that at MCC they lost 3 people before the first day of class!!! Just think of all these slots going to waste :angryfire Just like fall semester when we saw all those slots that weren't filled and there was nothing we could do about it. Well, I don't plan on giving my spot up until...December '07!!
    Everything in our class seems to be going good. We haven't had anyone drop and the studying doesn't seem too hectic yet. I've just tried to study some every day and it appears to be working so far. We'll see how it goes in blk II
    Well, I guess I better get going, it's been a looonnnnnggg day.
    Keli
  2. by   Curious1alwys
    Well, I am around, mostly lurking, but...

    Schools been going good so far. About the same as last block. We don't have as many things to check off on, so in that way it seems easier. We are almost done with OB lectures and are going to be moving on to med surg, which I heard is the harder part. So far, the teachers seem pretty cool (not as cool as you know who, but...) and fair. First Pharm test was pretty easy, all NCLEX type questions from the Pharm book. We watched a movie in Role yesterday. LOL. Pretty cool. Now that is one dumb class.

    Have you had any check offs yet Keli??:uhoh21:
  3. by   Calzonan RN
    Thrashej,
    Yes, we had sterile glove check off. Pretty easy. This week we have passing meds. I'm still trying to figure out everything she needs to know, and trying to get familiar with Davis DG. I'm loving school so far, I feel like I'm learning a lot, but it just doesn't seem fast enough, YKWIM? I almost wish I was in the accelerated program, lolol. I guess because a lot of this is a refresher since we had a lot of the same type of stuff in CNA class. I'm sure by next semester I'll be begging the teacher to slow down. :roll
    Well I better get some stuff ready for the superbowl, we're going to my dh's boss's house. FUN FUN.
    Keli
  4. by   Curious1alwys
    LOL, sterile glove was the one where I couldn't figure out which thumb had to be abducted. I'd probably still screw it up!! It was pretty bad early in the semester when I thought I could not even do that right!! I am glad you are having fun Keli. You seem very ambitious and driven to succeed. I understand why someone like you would prefer an accelerated route... Not me tho............slow and easy........er, easier!!..........keeps the anxiety down, a major problem for me most days!!!:chuckle

    Got two tests this week. Gotta go workout and study!! See ya round!!
  5. by   Calzonan RN
    I almost missed the abducted thumb too. I abducted it a little later than she preferred, it's amazing how hard such a simple thing can seem . I'm glad you're sticking with the program, is it easier or harder in block II? I would prefer it to go faster just because it seems like I"ve been working on this so long and two years seems like an eternity now. I'm hoping it goes by quickly, but it just seems like my life is on hold until I get through NS. We can't move, I can't get a job, just stuff like that. Plus it seems like we just get into something at school and then class is over. I'm sure it helps that I'm not working, it would be completely different if I were.
    Working out is something I need to fit back into my schedule. I stopped during the holidays b/c I was so busy, and now I"m paying for it!!
    Well, I better get some studying done too.
    Keli

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