early reading - page 2

by mistyvenne

I'm starting nursing school MONDAY!! I just got all my books last week for my 1st semester and have already started reading them and taking notes. Fundamentals and Nutrition. I also got my Med-Surge books but not really sure when... Read More


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    Yes, it is overkill. Your instructor may choose different topics than what you're reading on, or may want you to focus only on specific areas. Nursing school is tough and you really don't have time for anything except to go to class/clinical, study your butt off, eat, and maybe get some sleep. Just enjoy your free time now because when the semester starts you will be wishing you had it!

    If you really want to review and get a head start, I would brush up on your A&P. But that's it.
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    thanks everyone! i don't want to stress myself out since i'm sure there will be plenty of that in the months ahead i hear the notecards thing! i won't have to take micro until spring semester and i've already been pulling notes from a site i used for A&P (phenomenal site.. http://www.midlandstech.edu/science/kelleherk/)
    I'm not working anymore and have a 2 year old and busy husband. I just don't want to get bogged down in trying to get all the reading in and avoid my family, but for some reason, I think that is exactly what will be happening for the next 5 semesters..
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    I'm sure some will disagree and everyone's experiences are different but I've completed 3/5ths of my program and really, I haven't found nursing school to be the hell that most people make it out to be. Yeah, there is tons and tons of reading. Yes, we've had to write careplans. Yes, the exams are hard but really, I can't say it has been much harder than my first degree, which is in elementary education. I've heard people say that you won't see your family for 2 years. That hasn't been the case for me. Of course, these last two semesters could very well change all that!

    Where do you go to school?
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    I'm at Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech. I started in X-Ray tech @ Midlands Technical College, but got pregnant and started my family right before clinicals started. Then, just decided I wanted to do nursing instead - already have all prereqs except for that microbiology class. And I have heard horror stories about never getting to see your family. I guess you get out of it what you put into it and there will be sacrifices made in all areas too.
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    I already starting reading too and making drug info sheets as I'm very weak in pharmacology. I hope it pays off.
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    Quote from CrazierThanYou
    I'm sure some will disagree and everyone's experiences are different but I've completed 3/5ths of my program and really, I haven't found nursing school to be the hell that most people make it out to be. Yeah, there is tons and tons of reading. Yes, we've had to write careplans. Yes, the exams are hard but really, I can't say it has been much harder than my first degree, which is in elementary education. I've heard people say that you won't see your family for 2 years. That hasn't been the case for me. Of course, these last two semesters could very well change all that!

    Where do you go to school?
    I don't disagree with you. Its not hell but it alot of work in my opinion.
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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    I don't disagree with you. Its not hell but it alot of work in my opinion.
    Oh yeah, its a lot of work for sure. I usually finish reading my chapters at about 10 pm the night before the exam!
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    sooo.... yeah, my school skips all over the book. no order at all. I'm sure some years ago there was some order to it, but we're all over the place. going on my 7th week of nursing school and so far, A's and B's!!!!! I'm starting to adjust to studying/family time/practicing skills - it's all a balancing act that is starting to make sense. Still hard! But it will be WELL worth it 4 semesters from now..
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    Seriously I think you should enjoy your time off while you can. Put the books down.


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