9 weeks till I start what's your best advice? - page 2
I have 9 weeks till I start nursing classes and I want to take this time to get everything done and be as organized as I possibly can. I am breastfeeding so I have been pumping trying to get a big... Read More
Jun 24, '03I ate alot of lentils so i;m not much on the food department, but the one thing i did was find out what textbooks I was to start with and what books I would need to make it thru nursing school (like the, the lab tests book, lippincottos pocket of nursing practice and a cyclopedic medical dictionary) and perused them as much as I could before I actually started school, so I was familiar with the materials and how to find information easily.
I'm excited for you! Nursing school has been the hardest challenge and my salvation both at once.
Jun 24, '03Originally posted by Gator,SN
My best advice: just take good care of yourself! SLeep when you can, pamper yourself after every successful test and forgive yourself if the house is not perfect! Get help if you can and don't feel guilty! You don't have to be supermom.
Most of all, enjoy yourself. A whole new world is about to open up to you.
Keep asking yourself, "in ten years who's going to care" when ever things get rough. It helped me to get my priorities straight.
Jun 25, '03Maybe think about setting up some type of study room or area. You will be able to get away to study. Make sure it's comfortable. One more thing... Be careful how you hold or carry those big nursing books while you study. My hands are killing me....
Jun 25, '03I agree with Bevi, the slow cooker is wonderful. My favorite is BBQ pork or chicken shredded for sandwhiches on potato rolls. Put the meat in the slow cooker in the a.m., shred it when you get home...and the secret is the brown sugar BBQ sauce ( I like Kraft) added after shredding. Leave on low and serve whenever the moment hits. You can also freeze this in baggies in individual servings and add just a little more BBQ sauce after you heat it.
Jun 30, '03Great, now I'm hungry....
Precooked meals are great. A friend of mine while I was in school had three kids. She studied with two other girls, all with kids. They got together at a kid-firendly place and while two of them hashed it out, the other tended the children. They worked on 15-30 min. "shifts". The kids thought it was great and no one had to pay for a babysitter.
Another thing - allow yourself to be a little bit messier around the home. Stressing about streaked windows is a non-issue during nursing school. You won't remember the windows, but you will remember what you did in school.
Jun 30, '03Spend some quality time with friends and family. You wont be able to do much for the next couple of years.
Jul 1, '03Whenever you cook, make a double batch and freeze half of it. I do this with rice, speghetti, meatballs, hamburger, pancakes. Also a huge timesaver if buying the family packs of boneless chicken, cook it then freeze in individual portions. I have also freezed chilli and homemade soup.