Are you counting the days? (1st semester students) - page 3

Oh this is absolutely positively one of the most exciting times of my life. I can't believe I am really going to do this. In 3 1/2 weeks or 26 days I start my first semester of nursing school. It... Read More

  1. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Cheryl,
    Yes, I can relate to your anxiety about the change in lifestyle! Our marriage has been a traditional one for 25 years. Just this past couple of years we have learned to make some changes and they haven't always been easy ones! My husband has been great and is about as excited as I am... but I am dreading what is to come with our home life in the next 24 months! I am trying to get things organized around the house this month and freeze some meals so that I won't have those things always on my mind. We have a 16 year old daughter that helps quite a bit but this week she started marching band and that means that we won't see her much until the end of Nov... poor hubby! It will be on him! Oh well, now he'll really know what being a Mom is about!
  2. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Ouch! Holli... cut those books up? Great idea for the morale and back, but I wonder if I would be organized enough to remember which part was where.
  3. by   angelina28
    Well even thought I already took part of this program.. I'm SCARED to DEATH.. Nervous, excited, just full of emotions.. Not really counting the day's but have been getting everything organized.. In about another week or 2 will start putting my Daughter to bed at 8pm to get her ready but taking a weekend away in about 13 day's. so that will be my 1/2 way mark to getting thing's finalized and settled here at home before Sept 3rd.. We have had 1 class already and will have another one on August 21 to get our book's becuase we have homework for the 1st day of school plus 2 quiz's.. But I think I'm ready...
  4. by   ulianka
    Ufff... the education systems are soooo different. OK. I start my classes on 25th!!!!!!! So far I've been only told to get stethoscope and the lab manual. Everything else will be a big surprize for me. (except that I know that our future instructor hates the perfume smells) My uniform fitting is on 7th. I am receieving a stethoscope today as a b-day present ( :hatparty: to me ) I am trying to learn bones, vessels and the rest of anatomy in advance thanks to the "web sites" posting. My kids are going to school/day care on the 2nd, so my husband will spend his vacation with them while I am studuing. Look like everything is set up..... but I am shaking with anticipation and fear. My hubby even told me that I just might have cursed the summer, since I want september to start sooo much and ...well..summer here has been rather chilly this year :wink2:
  5. by   dosamigos76
    Isn't this such an exciting time? And scary! I am sooo with you all. The idea of cutting the books is intriguing but not sure I could do it. The summer that seemed so long at the beginning (before summer school), sure is coming to a close quickly.
    I wish everyone the best of luck. I imagine we're going to need it.
    Cheryl
  6. by   KAYfutureLPN
    I couldn't chop my books up! No way! I am probably going to put them on my bookshelf for future reading. Anways, the days are sure flying by, I only have 9 more days! yeeepiee!
  7. by   sagelola
    I have 22 days left over here....Not sure if I can't wait...of if I'm nervous...or what it is...This is the first step towards the FINAL goal...and I'm almost halfway there!!!

    Here's an idea, too, for those with husbands and children...or at least what I am thinking of doing for the nights I won't be home until real late....THE CROCKPOT!! Throw it together in the morning before leaving, and it will be ready and waiting for them when they get home!!

    Good Luck to EVERYONE!!!
  8. by   Roxie187
    Congratulations to everyone. I will be starting A & P I in the fall and I'm a little nervous about that. Can anyone tell me what to expect. Actually, I'm registered for Microbiology also, so I think my plates pretty full. Any suggestions!
  9. by   justjenn
    Roxie187 - That is alot to chew. The best of luck to you. I am taking A&PII & Fund. of Nursing & Med/Surg. 1 too. 14 credit hours.

    Hope to keep my head above water and not drown.

    Justjenn
  10. by   sagelola
    I wouldn't worry too much about it...I took Physiology, Micro, English, Sociology and Nutrition (19 units) last semester and still got a 4.0...A's in all. So, as long as you are committed to the work, you will do fine!!
  11. by   dosamigos76
    I found A & P 1 to be hard because it was more memorization that figuring out the why's of things. I mean I tried to understand things when I should have concentrated on memorizing the information in A & P 1. I found A & P 2 to be easier because it was more how things worked and what they did. I don't know if that makes a whole lot of sense or is any help. Microbiology is awesome! Also, if you get the Health Channel, check out their show on Wednesday evenings. I think it's called "Diagnosis Unknown" and is all based on real life cases and microbiology. It is awesome!
    Best of luck in classes.
    Cheryl
  12. by   PlanetCaroline
    Starting accelerated BSN prog Sept 22 & done with A & P II next week. This means I get a month off before school starts. Am using the time time at the Jersey shore (Avalon, for those Philly ppl who want to know) & run a lot.

    Decided to run a half marathon on Sept. 21. Never ran a race longer than 5 miles. I figured if I can survive running hard for 2 hours straight, then I can handle nursing school...

    I hope...

    I pray...

    ---Caroline

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