Calling graduating class of 2014! - page 8

Hey guys! Starting my nursing class on September 5. I am nervous, excited and did I say nervous. Let's start a thread together and support each other on this journey. Got all my books but I have yet... Read More

  1. by   Luv2bNurse<3
    That's so sad that the girl dropped out because of the Skills test. I had mine last week and some students were so anxious the were unable to get the right pulse ... But the stuck with it and passed! So you can do it, just need to tell yourself you can! I have my first fundamentals test in a few weeks and I'm so nervous because its all entry lvl questions ... So I have been looking at NCLEX questions to help me. Hopefully it does.
  2. by   CordaeP
    I start in Jan 2013. I am nervous, but I am super excited!
  3. by   afterseason
    My class just took our first skills check-off as well. We all passed! A few people did have a few slip-ups, but our lab instructor was very understanding regarding first-time jitters. She just had the more nervous students take a moment to sit down, breathe, and then try again. I agree -- people need to try to just not get discouraged. We all make mistakes every now and then, especially when we are just starting and figuring things out. Hang in there!

    We have our first written exam on Monday -- covering 14 chapters. Yikes!
  4. by   afterseason
    We just took our first exam. I passed with an A (90). However, from what I've heard so far, I'm the only one in the class who made an A. Lots for high B's though, so yay for my classmates!
  5. by   Mattie2012
    Congrats, so happy for you! Keep up the great work!

    In the program I am in we have to get 94% for an A. We took our first exam today and I am still waiting, wanting at least 78% to pass.
  6. by   Oraelo
    Clinical orientation first thing in the AM. Got my whites all laid out and ready. Now if I could only fall asleep.
  7. by   cm13sc
    I start next Monday and will be graduating spring 2014 as well!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm ready for the journey!
  8. by   Luv2bNurse<3
    What was your first exams like?? Were they all scenario or stem questions??
  9. by   Oraelo
    Ok just a little vent here. Clinicals starting this week. I just don't see how I am going to be able to get this all done. Clinical paperwork, reading for lecture, studying for exams, and maintaining sanity all at the same time. Stress level at a 10.

    Ok breathe, one thing at a time, you can make it. You worked too hard to give up now.

    Ok thanks for your help everyone. I'm off of the ledge now.
    Although I am sitting just behind it in a lounge chair with my bath robe and slippers on.
  10. by   Oraelo
    Ok first day of clinicals in the books. What a disaster. Hopefully it gets better from here. Hell, no where to go but up.
    Got my Pt. yesterday and spent hours understanding and learning everything that I could about diagnoses and meds that she had.
    First thing this morning I found out that my Pt. was transferred. I know it happens, and I have to roll with the punches, but I was not ready for this.
    I resembled a deer in headlights when I got my new Pt. who had a shopping list of diagnoses and a small novella of meds that he was on.
    My feet were knocked out from under me and I was having trouble recovering when my CI threatened to send me home (rightfully so) because of my fumbling.
    That was the point where I had no choice but to regroup. I worked to hard to get here to be sent home.
    The second half of the day was better and I ( even if just a little) think I redeemed myself.
    The day sucked, but it could have been much worse.
    I am very happy for the CI that I have. I needed that matter of fact kick in the azz. Thanks prof. B.
    I made it through the day, took care of my Pt. and left to carry on for another day.
    What's next. BRING IT ON.
  11. by   Luv2bNurse<3
    How's everyone doing so far?? Haven't seen anymore posted for a while .. Hope all it well
  12. by   Mattie2012
    Trying to decided if I should get out now, or keep going! Ugh....
  13. by   Oraelo
    Clinical day two in the books. The day was soooo much better than last week. Think I am getting the hang of this. Now to study all night for exam #2 tomorrow. Good luck all.