I am transferring into a nursing program, hopefully this Fall. I attended a year of nursing school
about a 1 1/2 yrs. ago and had to drop the 2nd semester of my first year about 2 weeks before the finals due to a family emergency. I decided not to go back until my little girl started kindergarten and just enjoy my last year home with her full time. Well, that time is here! We have subsequently moved, so I'm transferring into a program near our new home. All of my first semester credits have transferred in so I'll be starting 2nd semester of the ADN program. I have to go this Wednesday to check off on some skills in front of an instructor. I am so nervous. The skills are primarily just basic skills but it is the fear of not knowing their expectations that is making me so anxious. At my old school I knew exactly what the instructors were looking for, etc.. Has anyone else had to do something like this as far as going into a completely new program? I've already passed the dosage calculations test and this is the last step in the approval process to make me eligible to start this Fall. If all goes as planned I'll be attending one of the Dallas County Community College locations, either El Centro or Brookhaven. Any words of advice and all your prayers would be greatly appreciated. I want to finish this time and reach my goals of being an RN! P.S. the skills are vitals, Nasogastric Medication Administration, Wet/Dry Dressing Change, Male/Female Catheterization and Researching 3 meds and demonstrating various routes of administration. There will also be a 30 minute question/answer session after the skills. I only have 2 times to pass the skills!