Had my orientation yesterday.

  1. I can't wait to start in the fall. I had to be there from 10am till 6 pm yesterday doing background checks, and measuring/ordering uniforms. I also signed up for a drug dosage calculation class that starts Mon. I tested high enough in math that I didn't have to take it, but I was told that it would help me in the long run. It is only a 10 day class Mon-Fri. So it shouldn't be that bad. I love math to, so I am looking forward to it.

    It sort of sounds scary. (the nursing program all together) They told us we would not be cooking or cleaning for our family for 2 years, and that a lot of people would end up getting divorces before they graduate I think I can handle it.
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  3. by   1savvydiva
    originally posted by inodou
    it sort of sounds scary. (the nursing program all together) they told us we would not be cooking or cleaning for our family for 2 years, and that a lot of people would end up getting divorces before they graduate i think i can handle it.
    dag...i can't believe they said that!! the worst thing my instructors said was that we shouldn't work because it's very time-consuming. i had one instance while i was taking fundamentals, during a break i had my head on the desk...my instructor came up and asked if i was tired. i told her that i was and that i work third shift and on that day (mondays), i would leave work at 7:30am to be at school from 8:30-2p and at the hospital from 3-4:20. she said that if i didn't do well on my first test, we were going to have to 'discuss' my working situation. i said "well, with all due respect mrs. c...i don't have a choice whether or not to work, i will do my best, and if i don't pass, there is really nothing to discuss...i don't have anyone taking care of me." well, she saw me in the hallway the next week after she'd graded the tests and told me "well i guess we don't need to have that conversation afterall...you made the highest grade in the class." :d i was so proud.

    i said all that to say this. don't be afraid, you know what you are capable of, and you know what you want. if being a nurse is what you want, you will be able to do it. time management is very important. also remember, you aren't working on anyone else's timetable but yours. don't feel bad if you have to take a lighter load one semester because you have family responsibilities. although i am anxious to get out of school, if i thought i couldn't handle it...i would cut back. i wish you good luck, and just relax, relate, release!!

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