Desperately need your support!

  1. I know this isn't a "life or death," issue, but after the first week of microbiology, I'm really nervous! I am re-taking it in order to get a better grade; I originally took micro approx. 12 yrs ago and received a C. Now that I'm hoping to go to nursing school, I am really hoping for a B or better. I'm not concerned with my other classes, just this one. Please tell me it's going to be okay!!! We had our first lab yesterday, and the lab coordinator really seemed tough and I'm not easy to frighten

    I appreciate any advice you give!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    I don't really have any advice, but I can offer words of comfort...
    You are going to be fine. Just think, you said you took it 12 yrs ago...how much more maturity you have now...you know what it takes to study, to know this stuff, right?
    Have some faith in yourself and your dreams!
    God bless you and keep pushing toward your goal...you will not regret it!
  4. by   renerian
    I am not a science wiz but I got through it okay. I found if you bite the projects off one step at a time it does not appear so overwhelming.

    Take a deep breath,

    renerian
  5. by   RNIAM
    I believe everything is possible if you keep on trying. Some things are a little more difficult than others. Good luck and please keep posting updates.
  6. by   NurseWeasel
    It will be fine! Remember, you already have this information in your head since you took Micro before. You have a distinct advantage over the newbies. Plus, I bet the instructor was doing that big drill sergeant routine where they try to scare the he!! out of you the first day and then ease up. By the end of the semester you will probably at least SMILE at the instructor when you pass in the hall, if not be on friendly terms! Go get 'em.
  7. by   susanmary
    Relax. You passed 12 years ago -- this should show you that you can do it. Even though the years have passed, you will remember bits/pieces of micro -- this will be of help to you. It's great to set goals regarding grades -- but the bottom line is that you have to pass this class -- not get an A or B. Your future employer wants one thing -- an RN with a license -- not going to matter WHAT your grade was in micro. I'm not saying that grades aren't important -- just try to focus on the big picture ... and do your reasonable best. There is life after micro.... You will do fine ... don't focus on the teacher ... just get through it. Good luck. Sue
  8. by   nessa1982
    Youll do better than fine. Youll do great!!! Even though it was 12 years ago when ou last took the class the information will all come back! I would recommend forming a study group I did this for my micro class and I did well. It gave me support, filled inmy notes and most importantly it forced me to study.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    hang in there; you can do it!
  10. by   2banurse
    I understand how you feel. One of the things I have noticed since coming back to school is that most professors want to make it understood how important the class is. They will make it sound really tough hoping to get the attention of everyone and to weed out those students not serious about the class. Usually by mid-term, they are much more relaxed.

    The biggest thing I found out for myself is that you need to coax their ego and the best way to do that is to pay attention in class, be prepared, treat them with respect (this is not a given) and it'll show him/her that you think that this class is as important to you as it is to him/her.

    One pet peeve I have, and I've also seen that this is a big thing to the professors is well (besides talking in class) is packing up before the end of class. To me that is showing major disrespect.

    I think that college professors enjoy teaching the nontraditional students because most nontraditional students are making a conscious effort to do the best that they can. Many of us are kind of hunger starved to learn and that definitely is a great feeling for professors, the majority anyway.

    Kris
  11. by   giftedRN
    You will do well. I took microbiology during the summer of last year with three other courses and I did well. Just keep up with your reading and try to take notes in class. This has helped me a great deal. I just love to take notes. Please do not worry too much about this subject it is not as hard as you think. I was worried too when I started that class because my professor was a very tough "cookie". After the first test I was not worried anymore because my notes helped me a grwat deal and he set the questions the same way he speaks. Ha ha ha, that was a plus for me.

    Good luck!

    Ann.
  12. by   TeresaRN2b
    Ok, here's my advice if you are wanting to do really well go to the instructor now and find out about how you can get extra tutoring in the class. Your attitude is great so I am sure you do well. But if you went and started getting tutoring at the start of the class it would probably give you that extra push to pull off an A if you want it! Good luck!
  13. by   Kyle's Mom
    Thank you all for your words of encouragement! At 32, I'm just feeling a little unsure about doing as well as I am hoping to do :uhoh21: I know I will succeed - thanks again!!!
  14. by   Loubell RN 2B
    I am 33 and going back after 10 years absent from the college scene. I will be taking Microbiology over the summer (maybe), I have not decided yet.

    I wish you all of the luck in the world. We all know that you can do it. Just give it your best.. Since you have taken it before, even if it was long ago, you will remember bits and pieces that will bring it all together for you this time.

    Lynda

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