I'm in...now what??? - page 2

Hi All! I found out two days ago that I was accepted into the ASN program at ASU :D , but now I'm scared stiff! :imbar What can I expect? How do I study to do well? How do I keep my sanity... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    sara, congratulations!

    [i just read your good news!]
  2. by   Bevi
    Hi Sara,

    Congratulations on your acceptance! I just received my acceptance letter too! What a wonderful feeling it is to see that all your hard work with pre reqs has payed off, eh?
    Its still a bit unreal to me, i guess it will set in with time
    When do you start? I start in Sept '03... orientation will be soon.

    I'm chomping at the bit to get into it, and am actually looking forward to the summer reading they assign to Newbies. I've also ordered a book (from amazon) on math and dosage calculations for nurses... i did this because some of my friends who are already nursing students tell me this was a big challenge for them. I want to be familiar with it BEFORE i walk through the doors (eek)

    Have a great day.......
  3. by   chiefswife
    Originally posted by Bevi
    Hi Sara,

    Congratulations on your acceptance! I just received my acceptance letter too! What a wonderful feeling it is to see that all your hard work with pre reqs has payed off, eh?
    Its still a bit unreal to me, i guess it will set in with time
    When do you start? I start in Sept '03... orientation will be soon.

    I'm chomping at the bit to get into it, and am actually looking forward to the summer reading they assign to Newbies. I've also ordered a book (from amazon) on math and dosage calculations for nurses... i did this because some of my friends who are already nursing students tell me this was a big challenge for them. I want to be familiar with it BEFORE i walk through the doors (eek)

    Have a great day.......
    Hey Bevi!

    I start my first nursing class (Pharmacology) on May 27. I've heard that this is a really hard course, so now I'm nervous! Like you, I am also "chomping at the bit" to get started! I've worked so hard for so long (it's takes a while when you only go part time!) to get here!
    What book did you order? Was it a book that your friends told you about or did you come across it on your own? I would like to get a head start if I could!

    Hope to hear from you again soon!
  4. by   dianacs
    Some instructors are gems, awesome, God-sends.
    Some are not. Don't take it personal. They may have personal issues, thyroid problems, and/or need counseling. That's not your problem. Just do what you have to do and stay on top of your game.
    I agree with this advice! I would like to add not to waste too much energy complaining about it; focus on your studies instead. Sometimes you do have a less-than-ideal instructor. But don't use that as an excuse not to try hard anyway. You can come out on top in spite of, or because of, these situations.
  5. by   Bevi
    Hi Sara,
    How great that you start in May!
    I think there's a summer course can elect to take, (Perspectives in Nursing).. i can't wait for it! But the real deal starts in Sept.
    The book is called: "Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy"
    I've been eyeing it in my college bookstore all week.... its part of a series of "incredibly easy" books.... it was $39.00 at the college.
    I found it online at Amazon.com for $19.00...
    Earlier today i found another one on amazon..... "Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy" it's used but in "great condition" for $11.00....i ordered it.
    I love to have quick references handy...
    Let me know if you come across any good study tips!
    )
  6. by   memphisgurl
    Pray, Pray, Pray. Read read read. Think outside the box. Take good notes, find a good study group. Pray together.
  7. by   Nurse Pickles
    Bevi and Sara,
    I am SO glad to see other people like me on this board! It makes me feel a little less intimidated and alone. I will also start my BSN in September '03 and am also married. In fact, I'm ALREADY driving my husband nuts and school hasn't even started yet! Sisters in the struggle!
  8. by   RN2007
    I was wondering. For the ADN RN program, about how many hours per week, did you average practicing your clinical skills in the lab between classes?
  9. by   maire
    Originally posted by RN2007
    I was wondering. For the ADN RN program, about how many hours per week, did you average practicing your clinical skills in the lab between classes?
    Hrm...for me personally I was in the lab 2 nights a week for maybe 1 - 1 1/2 hours. I had lecture on Monday and Tuesday nights from 4-6 so I would just go to the lab after that. It wasn't just to practice skills though; sometimes I had videos to watch before lab class or notes to print out or care plans/process recordings to have critiqued...
  10. by   GPatty
    Sara~
    CONGRATS! I hope I get in (the program here) next spring!

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