10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School - page 12

1) Family Understands; Not! Even if your family says they understand, they really don't. You may as well tell them, and your friends too, that you are being deployed for 2-4 years, depending on... Read More

  1. by   Cheers_G
    Wow, this is about me!! OMG. Everybody thinks I ignore them or ask me if I miss them. I don't have time to think about you, sorry! You could add - COFFEE is our new best friend
  2. by   LoriRNCM
    UPDATE time!!!! You guys are funny, I loved reading over some of these comments! It's almost over, only one more hurdle (NCLEX) which I am doing early July. Starting a job in the LTC facility where I've worked for a year and a half. And continuing school in the Fall towards my BSN.
    In retrospect, all of the things I said were true, at least for me, for two years. Especially that the world doesn't stop turning while you are trudging through nursing school. My mother's health began to fail, three of my dogs passed away, and to be perfectly honest, when I look back on the nursing school journey and factor in those outside events, I don't even know how I did it. But if I could do it at my extremely advanced age with neurons as dry as Ghandi's sandals, and all these emotional events, then I am quite sure all of you can do it too. Wish you the best successes in life.
  3. by   MissKrys87
    Thank you so much, Lori! Good luck on your NCLEX - (have you taken it yet?!) I start my AAS/BSN program fall 2015 through Northern Arizona University and Phoenix college. I will graduate 12/2017. To say the LEAST, I am completely overwhelmed. Nervous. Scared. Anxious. Excited. You name it, I'm feelin' it!

    I wasn't a straight A student in my classes before. I had mostly A's but some B's and even a few C's.

    I have been trying to start a roll call for the program I've been accepted into and I haven't had any responses or luck connecting to fellow students! So, I have just been hoping and praying that my cohort has an amazing group of disciplined and motivated individuals that are friendly to make this journey with the next couple of years!

    I hope everything goes well with your NCLEX and that your new job is awesome!!

    Thanks again for the post!


    Krystal C. ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’•
  4. by   AcclrtdBSNstudent
    Glass of wine. = necessary at times while in nursing school . Lolol

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  5. by   vintagemother
    Quote from AcclrtdBSNstudent
    Glass of wine. = necessary at times while in nursing school . Lolol

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.
    True for first semester, as well as third (2nd to last semester)!! ๐Ÿ˜€
  6. by   nwdreaming
    LOL Good tips!
  7. by   JTinKY
    Love the humor in this post! I'm currently wrapping up my first semester of upper division in my BSN program (first semester junior). I have two children and husband who only see the back of my head as I'm running out the door to class at 6:30am. I also suffer from Crohn's. This whole term has been the toughest thing I've ever done in my life. I found out the hard way about the whole "If you're an A student, get over it" thing I had a 4.0 in lower division. That is LONG gone. I am now in agreement with the fact that B's are good! Going into finals next week with two A's, one B and one C (sigh). I'm just lucky to be alive at this point LOL!
  8. by   LoriRNCM
    Wow I'd forgotten about alot of this, but reading through these comments I actually remember some of this! So where is everyone now, two years later? I am a hospice case manager and I absolutely love it, and never would have thought I'd end up in hospice. Hope everyone is well!
  9. by   37changes
    Lori, I just read through the entire thing. I am so glad to hear you are happy & doing well -- AND that you had forgotten about a lot of this! There is light at the end of the very long tunnel.
  10. by   Cyara1991
    I love this post! I will be starting my first semester of nursing school in January! I'll be taking Human Physiology in January as well! I'm very excited and nervous!