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- by ames86 Aug 22, '12I started my nursing program on Monday and the first day was kind of scary (they even had a few drop outs that day). After starting lectures and getting into the work am not that stressed. I can easily keep up with the chapter readings and even read ahead in the chapters. I have finished all assignments due next week with no problems. Also I am working part-time and I seem to have plenty of time to do everything. I keep feeling like am doing something wrong because everyone keeps saying how hard the first weeks are. Am I missing something?
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- Aug 22, '12 by StephalumpI don't know, but I guess you'll find out on test day! :-)
I think it's borderline impossible to really gauge how things are going until you see the results of what you've been doing, you know? There have been times when I was stressed to the max thinking there was too much, I can't do it, and walk out of a test thinking...that was it? And vice versa.
- Aug 22, '12 by Hygiene QueenHopefully, this will continue for you.
It is true that for some people, nursing school is no sweat.
However, you are still very early on.
Stay on your toes and try not to develop a false sense of security.
Once clinicals begin, things start to get a bit hairy as far as time management goes.
Don't just read your chapters but do NCLEX style questions along with the material you are covering.
- Aug 22, '12 by MeriwhenQuote from StephalumpI agree: you may not know it yet, but you may be doing everything just right, you may really be screwing up, or anywhere in between. I sincerely hope it's the first one.I don't know, but I guess you'll find out on test day! :-)
I think it's borderline impossible to really gauge how things are going until you see the results of what you've been doing, you know?
Everyone is different because everyone learns differently. The fact that you're not having that stressful of a time doesn't mean you are any better--or worse--than any of your classmates. You just seem to have a better handle on managing nursing school, and you'll find out for certain if you do come the first test.
But I agree with HQ: don't get too confident and let your guard down. Nursing school is notorious for being very unfair at times, and each instructor can be a complete 180 from the previous one. This class may be not too bad, but the next one may be even easier...or a complete doozy.
- Aug 22, '12 by Abigail612Usually during the first few weeks the work is pretty easy but then after the three week point all the teachers conspire against us and sync up so that all the homework and exams are due in the same week only to say in a innocent voice "Oh did all the instructors have everything due this week too?" like they don't know. I think that they do it to seperate out the weak ones from the pack, or maybe I am just a consiracy therorist lol!
- Aug 22, '12 by ames86Am sure they won't be easy for long. I had just been told by several senior students the first few weeks are really hard. I just shocked that I find it to be fine. Am also lucky I finished all my classes, but my actually nursing classes, so I only have to worry about nursing.
- Aug 22, '12 by BundokSaintAgree with Hygiene Queen. If you are that caught up, start doing NCLEX questions concerning the material y'all have gone over especially if they are from a study guide your school recommends.
I'm in the last year of an ADN program, and honestly, my friends and I haven't found the material to be that particularly hard. It's in the way test questions are worded and asked that trips up a lot of students. Sometimes all the answers are correct, but they are looking for which intervention you would do first or which one is the most important. It's a different type of questioning than your typical college course and takes a little getting used to. Take a sample quiz from an NCLEX study guide of the material you've gone over in class and see how you do. It'll start getting you used to nursing school-type test questions.
- Aug 22, '12 by learning as i goI felt that way in the first week of nursing school too. Then I discovered that the stress is cyclical. Some weeks are easier than others. I am in my second week of second semester and so far it has been easy. I know that's all going to change next week, when we have an exam and care plans due.
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