For those that have started school already? - page 2

How is it? Is it as rough as you've heard? What's the best/worst part so far? Tell me everything!... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by jackie_futurern
    i am very nervous to start school in about 2 weeks. i wish all of you the best of luck!! for those of you who have not started yet, like me, enjoy the rest of your time off and don't get too nervous!! for those of you who have make sure you keep us all posted on how you're doing cuz we're all dying to know!!!

    ~jackie
    i concur!
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by cynthiann
    i'm very nervous too. only 4 more days to go. but i'm not in nursing classes yet, just pre-req. first time i've ever been to college. that's what makes me nervous the most.
    congratulations on your first college experience. all the best to you!
  3. by   nrselisa
    Okay Ginger, What did it say about women during a certain time of the month? Don't you wish it said they could stay home!!!! HA!
    Lisa
  4. by   GGingerSR
    I have been wondering what kind of students came before me, since it is in writing what is expected of us as far as personal hygiene. Our handbook explains down to the mm the accaptable earring size. I am just ammazed. Well, better get back to reading (I only have about 40 more pages).
  5. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    Originally posted by GGingerSR
    Our handbook explains down to the mm the accaptable earring size.
    I have my ear pierced in the cartilage up on the top (the kind that just about everyone has.) I was wondering if that is acceptable, or if I will need to take it out. Does anyone know?

    ~Jackie
  6. by   RNIAM
    Jackie_FutureRN
    The best way to find that out is to call and ask. Better to find out before you get to first day of class and they rip you a new one because of your earing. I know we are not allowed to wear jewlery of any kind, not sure about wedding rings. no nose ring eyebrow rings and we have to cover any tattoes. I am lucky none of that applies to me.
  7. by   nrselisa
    We can have 1 set of small stud earrings & 1 plain wedding band. I have a bridal set with diamonds in it, so I am not allowed to wear it. We also must have short nails with clear polish only. We cannot use soaps or shampoos that are scented? That will be hard to find huh?
    Lisa
  8. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    OMG! That will be so hard for me. One of my favorite things is smelly stuff. I am obsessed with my smelly lotions and body sprays! Geesh, this bums me out. I guess I have a while yet though before that kicks in. I only start clinicals in the spring.

    ~Jackie
  9. by   Mkue
    So do all of YOU have to cut your nails too???? lol.. Actually I didn't mind cutting mine, but they are the shortest they have been in years !
  10. by   nrselisa
    I haven't had short nails since I was a pre-teen!!! I'm waiting until the night before class to cut them!!!! I also have to get my hair trimmed & buy some white scrunchies. Our hair must be above our collar. I just keep telling my self...........It will all be worth it in the end !!
  11. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by mkue
    So do all of YOU have to cut your nails too???? lol.. Actually I didn't mind cutting mine, but they are the shortest they have been in years !
    We do...they have to be short enough not to be seen over the finger tips! (Looking at your palms)

    We can wear one gold or white stud earring in each ear...she said they could be in any hole in the ear if we have more than one.

    Shoes with uniforms have to tie, no clogs.

    Hair well controlled and not touching the collar...and only normal colors for hair.

    We lose 3 % of our clinical grade for every un-excused absence.

    No smoking in uniform.

    I am glad they have the rules, I am surprised they have to put the part about being freshly showered and well groomed in writing..I would have thought people would do that anyway! !
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue
    so do all of you have to cut your nails too???? lol.. actually i didn't mind cutting mine, but they are the shortest they have been in years !
    yes, the nails are supposed to be at a certain length. however, this will not be a problem for me.
  13. by   mgalloLPN
    Are all of these hair and nail things just for school? I have been wanting to cut my hair short (it's very long right now) and my husband keeps telling me no but now I may have an excuse for when I start school.

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