Man oh man. I thought that the first few weeks of Fundamentals would be a breeze because I learned this stuff in my CNA class.
We had a 3 hour lecture that covered 3 WEEKS worth of CNA training.
I felt awful for the people that didn't already learn this stuff. If this is the pace of this program, I better seek immediate treatment for my cranial-rectal disorder and get to work.
I made sure to ask the all important question the first day.... exactly which books will we absolutely HAVE to bring on which days. Luckily, we use most of our books at home and only need Fundamentals and Health Assessment most days. After that I went to La Target and got a great backpack....I'm too tall for a rolling bag, the handles never seem long enough....
>>>>TIP -- When I was trying to sort through the 4 mile aisle of backpacks, I found that I could better gauge the size by using binders. The school supplies were right there by the bags and so I just stuffed as many 1" binders (alternating spine on left, spine on right so they were square) as I could to see how many of my books I could carry if I had to. I found a pretty big bag that can hold quite a few of my books for only $25.
I also bought a small handbag (ON CLEARANCE!! $9) for my stethoscope, supplies, and valuables that can fit in the front pocket of the backpack. Now I can leave my 80# pack in class when I go to lunch and not have to worry about anything important disappearing.
Well, overall, other than the random overwhelming sense of
WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING?!
I think it went pretty well. Speaking of, what the heck am I doing on HERE at 11:30pm when I have to go to school in the am?!?!?!?
So, how is it going for everyone else?
I just noticed that this was my 100th post!! WOOT!