Well, I started nursing classes last week. I'm taking:
Nursing Seminar (1)
Intro to Nursing (5)
Health Assessment (3)
and an online english lit course...
I am excited, nervous, and petrified all at the same time. I want to know I can do something - anything. I want to know I can make an occupied bed (I'm sure that sounds ridiculous to some)! Basically, my fear is based on the amount of reading. I am a slow learner and it takes me time. One glance doesn't do it for me. I don't see how it is humanly possible to read everything that is required. Is it? Some people have told me no, and some have told me yes. In actuality, I think if I stayed awake 24 hrs/day I still wouldn't get all the reading done so there's gotta be some kind of plan of attack.
I hope to figure it out soon! If anyone has any advice. One thing I realized is that I wish the nursing program had seniors talk to everyone who is starting out. I think this would really show us that it can be done and make us feel like, "hey, everybody had to start somewhere". Also, my school requires a 76 average on all tests to "pass" and continue in the program. So a 76 is just considered passing!!!!
Best of luck to everyone who just started and who is continuing