To all you first semester nursing school students, like myself, how did the first semester go? Was it tougher or easier than all the hype made it out to be? Did clinicals go your way? Did you learn a lot? How about grades?
My semester started great. No stress, not freaking out like my classmates. But, on test number 3, I got an 80% and started to panic a little. I then got an 82 on test 4 and saw my hopes of an A slip away. It's been hard to come to terms with the fact that I will be getting my first ever B, and in a 9 credit hour class.
But, the positives are that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE clinicals. I had the absolute hardest, best instructor out of our school and I've learned a ton. I may not remember the name of ever antibiotic on a test, but I know how they effect my patient in a real world setting. I have made a lot of amazing new friends that I hope will be lifelong. I can't wait to see what next semester brings, and maybe, just maybe, I can pull that A out then.