Anyone else totally overwhelmed this summer? - page 2

It's bad enough that I'm starting the nursing program in the fall. I think that alone would cause me stress if I had to think about it. But I CAN'T think about it, because I have too freakin' much... Read More

  1. by   PennyLane
    Bachelorette program...lol. :hatparty:

    I'm taking Med-Surg (7 credits) and Gerontology (2 credits) over 8 weeks. I hear it's not a barrel of laughs, if you know what I mean.
  2. by   MickyB-RN
    will be starting a Microbiology class online>>

    Many here state they will be taking an online Microbiology class. Is this offered by your institution? I'm wondering where I could find one that my college would accept the credits from.


    Kelly
  3. by   NurseMeco
    Quote from crb613
    I know how you feel. I had to leave my classes the last 6 wks. to care for my g-daughter in another state. My daughter is just finishing her nursing. While I was gone (dont ya just know it) I was accepted to the nursing program. I now have to finish 2 classes, do my CNA, eng2, algebra and med term. by AUGUST!!!! I dont know whether to be happy at being accepted or cry over all I have left to do. I have a problem if any one has any suggestions I would love to hear'em. My CNA class is 5/24/04 until 6/25/04. My medical term. starts 6/22/04 both classes same time same day. I spoke to med. term. instructor about missing first two days and making them up from classmates notes/ tape recording, he advised me to be there. what do you think my odds are with missing last two days of the CNA classes? I know its a 75 hr. course Lord I need a way around this mess any ideas???? Oh yeah med. term is at one school and all the rest of my classes are at another one about an hours drive apart! Thanks and good luck to all CRB613

    hhmmmm, I finished a CNA course (75hrs) in May. I missed 4 hours and had to make them up b4 they would let me sit for the state exam. Others missed 3 and 4 days of clinicals and they had to make them up b4 they could sit for the state exam.

    The school was very willing to work something out with us regarding "make up". They offered CNA classes during the day, night, and weedend. They just had to make sure that if we needed to make up clinicals that we were with a class that was actually doing clinicals. And if we needed to make up lecture, that the class was on the lecture that we missed. Why don't you just check with the CNA school to see about their make up policy. I'm sure they will have something to accomodate you, that way you can focuse on your Med-Term class. Good Luck.
  4. by   stressgal
    I often wonder what we'll do once this ride is over and we have sooooo much free time. Won't that be a joy! I have a calandar and happily check off each day that is completed.
    Keep your eye on the prize
  5. by   klone
    Quote from KellyMarie37
    will be starting a Microbiology class online>>

    Many here state they will be taking an online Microbiology class. Is this offered by your institution? I'm wondering where I could find one that my college would accept the credits from.


    Kelly
    I'm taking it through Rio Salado.
  6. by   TopCat1234
    Quote from kellymarie37
    will be starting a microbiology class online>>

    many here state they will be taking an online microbiology class. is this offered by your institution? i'm wondering where i could find one that my college would accept the credits from.


    kelly
    my schools would accept them. why wouldn't your college accept the credits?

    topcat
  7. by   justjenny
    Quote from klone
    I start the CNA course in two weeks. This will be every day from 8-4 for five weeks.

    I'll have a one-week breather after the CNA course ends before I start A&P I, which will last until October.

    Good luck!

    Just a suggestion.....I am not sure of your reasons for taking the CNA course since you begin your nursing curriculum in the fall.......BUT
    we were told that after our first semester of nursing we were the equivalent of a CNA (without the exam/certification, obviously) and after the second semester (MED-SURG I) we were qualified enough to be a nurse tech at any hospital in the area.
    Also, our nursing program "staggers" the start dates (30 students every 3 months) and students had the option of moving their start date if there was an opening (or willing student who wants to trade..ie: starting earlier so you can start later)
    I know this varies from state to state and school to school....but perhaps you should rethink your reasons for adding all these classes and TONS of stress.....
    My .02
    Jenny <-----Mom of a 6 yr old and 3 yr old - I have stress on top of stress too!
    ADN Grad Dec 2005
  8. by   klone
    Quote from justjenny
    Good luck!

    Just a suggestion.....I am not sure of your reasons for taking the CNA course since you begin your nursing curriculum in the fall.......BUT
    we were told that after our first semester of nursing we were the equivalent of a CNA
    The CNA course is a prerequisite for starting the nursing program. Every person in my CNA class will be nursing students. Our school doesn't stagger the start dates - there's August entrance, and January entrance. I'd rather bust my *** for 3 months this summer than have to put off starting the nursing classes until January.
  9. by   Star Trek Nerd
    klone - this is too much. Your health is going to suffer, mark my words.
  10. by   klone
    Quote from Star Trek Nerd
    klone - this is too much. Your health is going to suffer, mark my words.
    Gosh, thanks for your vote of confidence.

    Well, I don't really have a choice in my schedule; these are all things that need to get done before I start in August. So hopefully I'll prove you wrong.
  11. by   nurseem
    Quote from klone
    It's bad enough that I'm starting the nursing program in the fall. I think that alone would cause me stress if I had to think about it. But I CAN'T think about it, because I have too freakin' much OTHER stuff I have to get through before that even starts.

    I started Microbiology this past week. This is on the internet. This will last until the beginning of September.

    I start the CNA course in two weeks. This will be every day from 8-4 for five weeks.

    I'll have a one-week breather after the CNA course ends before I start A&P I, which will last until October.

    The week before the fall semester starts, I'll be taking a one-credit, one-week Nutrition course.

    There will be two weeks in late August-early September when I'll be taking Nursing, A&P, AND Microbiology simultaneously.

    I'm just completely overwhelmed. For the past year, I've been taking one, two classes at a time, slowly getting me prereqs done. The most I've done at one time was two 3-credit classes. This summer I'll be taking a total 14 credits!!

    Oh yeah, and this is on top of my regular life, which is two kids (6 and 4), working at home on the computer part-time, and running a home business.

    I'm just completely overwhelmed thinking about it. I'm actually looking forward to this fall when I'll *just* be doing the nursing classes.
    I have the same problem-right now i am taking microbiology, intro to nursing (CNA), A & P 1 AND PN Role Concepts! They are all 8 week courses so you can imagine what the homework is like...i am working a full time job also:uhoh21: for two attorneys as a legal assistant. Its nice to know that i am not the only one who is overloaded this summer. Take care and we will both have to try and take things one day at a time.
  12. by   Yancy SPN
    Quote from klone
    It's bad enough that I'm starting the nursing program in the fall. I think that alone would cause me stress if I had to think about it. But I CAN'T think about it, because I have too freakin' much OTHER stuff I have to get through before that even starts.

    I started Microbiology this past week. This is on the internet. This will last until the beginning of September.

    I start the CNA course in two weeks. This will be every day from 8-4 for five weeks.

    I'll have a one-week breather after the CNA course ends before I start A&P I, which will last until October.

    The week before the fall semester starts, I'll be taking a one-credit, one-week Nutrition course.

    There will be two weeks in late August-early September when I'll be taking Nursing, A&P, AND Microbiology simultaneously.

    I'm just completely overwhelmed. For the past year, I've been taking one, two classes at a time, slowly getting me prereqs done. The most I've done at one time was two 3-credit classes. This summer I'll be taking a total 14 credits!!

    Oh yeah, and this is on top of my regular life, which is two kids (6 and 4), working at home on the computer part-time, and running a home business.

    I'm just completely overwhelmed thinking about it. I'm actually looking forward to this fall when I'll *just* be doing the nursing classes.
    The city and state that I'm from, just started an LPN program for the weekend. It's a Friday and Saturday class and it lasts 2 years instead of the 10 mo. program. I'm getting ready to start A&P this summer and Fundamentals. We basically have no pre reqs before starting the actuall LPN school. It is all tied in together which makes it easier for me to be able to work and study. Yes, it takes longer to graduate, but I still have time for my family, work, and study.
  13. by   Star Trek Nerd
    Quote from klone
    Gosh, thanks for your vote of confidence.

    Well, I don't really have a choice in my schedule; these are all things that need to get done before I start in August. So hopefully I'll prove you wrong.
    I hope so Klone....I wish you the best of luck. But my health was ruined by keeping this kind of schedule, and I'm 25 years old, formerly felt like 18 but now going on 50.

    Sorry, didn't mean to sound so negative in my original post. I was just concerned for you, that's all. I hope you do prove me wrong because I've been in your shoes and I proved a lot of people wrong too.

    Good luck!

close