Went to class this morning, was told I am now "offically a nursing student, and that from this moment on I am responsible for anything I say or do."
Got my syllabus. What a shock that was! The thing is over 100 pages long! Already I have chapters to read. They (the instructors) were a little disorganized, and at one point all of them were speaking at once! Also, two were simultaniously writing on the board chapters that we are expected to read! The whole class was overwhelmed, to say the least. But I don't anticipate that happening anymore, as our class will be split up this week, with two of the four instructors going into each group. I haven't met my clinical instructor yet, and she is new to the faculty, so I don't know anything about her.
One advantage I have over some of the other students is that my best friend is starting her fourth semester in this program, and she was able to help me get focused on what will be expected and just how to study. Also, she's given me the low-down on my instructors, and their teaching styles. Now I know that a tape recorder is a MUST for the instructors I have first semster, as they almost never write anything down, nor do they use power-point.
Well, that has been my first day of nursing school experience. Just thought I would share, and I hope everyone who will be starting their first semester will let us know how it went.
Yikes! I have four chapters to read tonight. It's time for me to hit the books now.