One more week before I sign over my life!

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    All the preparation has boiled down to this...... I used to check my email and my mailbox like a crazy person waiting for that acceptance letter. Then once it came, elation..... briefly. Then came Certified Background where my life was scrutinized for any moral slip ups I've ever made .... at least those that were recorded by the powers that be. Then came the lists of things to do, WITH deadlines and here is where culling the wheat from the chaff begins for nursing school. Some people procrastinated...... I have a feeling our class of 85 has already whittled down by a few who were unable to make the deadlines. So here we are..... one week away from the start of class. I have my clinical sites set up, took the hospital's tests online. No syllabus yet so no idea where to start reading in my giNORmous fudnamentals book or my pharm DVD...... My dreams (stress-mares, I call them) are now of instructors calling me to the front of class to point out that I have a scuff on my shoes or my hair is over my collar..... or making me do push ups to teach me a lesson, or making me say "Ma'am! Yes, Ma'am!" when I am asked to respond. I have perused nursing forums and looked at cutesy totes emblazoned with "I survived Nursing School" and all it has done is solidify my fear and jangle my nerves. I am excited, yes...... I am petrified, more. I am determined, most. Here's to two years of what I anticipate being the hardest, most exciting, most stressful, most fun, least fun time of my life. Initiate launch sequence........ Buckle up.
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    I start the same day as you I alternate between being very excited and feeling like I'm going to barf.
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    Quote from twigszoo
    I start the same day as you I alternate between being very excited and feeling like I'm going to barf.
    Couldn't have said it better myself. That is precisely how I feel! :***:
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    All the preparation has boiled down to this...... I used to check my email and my mailbox like a crazy person waiting for that acceptance letter. Then once it came, elation..... briefly. Then came Certified Background where my life was scrutinized for any moral slip ups I've ever made .... at least those that were recorded by the powers that be. Then came the lists of things to do, WITH deadlines and here is where culling the wheat from the chaff begins for nursing school. Some people procrastinated...... I have a feeling our class of 85 has already whittled down by a few who were unable to make the deadlines. So here we are..... one week away from the start of class. I have my clinical sites set up, took the hospital's tests online. No syllabus yet so no idea where to start reading in my giNORmous fudnamentals book or my pharm DVD...... My dreams (stress-mares, I call them) are now of instructors calling me to the front of class to point out that I have a scuff on my shoes or my hair is over my collar..... or making me do push ups to teach me a lesson, or making me say "Ma'am! Yes, Ma'am!" when I am asked to respond. I have perused nursing forums and looked at cutesy totes emblazoned with "I survived Nursing School" and all it has done is solidify my fear and jangle my nerves. I am excited, yes...... I am petrified, more. I am determined, most. Here's to two years of what I anticipate being the hardest, most exciting, most stressful, most fun, least fun time of my life. Initiate launch sequence........ Buckle up.

    I love it!!! I start nursing school in a week as well. My orientation is in two days. I have butterfly's in my stomach and cant wait to start!!!


    In my case I didn't have many deadlines since my clinicals don't begin until my second semester and don't have my immunizations due till a month after school start. I did have to have the Certified Background done before orientation. (But I completed this a while ago. )
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    I hear ya!!! Our orientation is on Thursday (8/22) and then we take the plunge on Monday (8/26). I feel like my summer break has just flown by and now Nursing School looms ahead with excitement, fear, nervousness and utter awe I keep looking at my scrubs, saying "am I REALLY going to wear them to school"? I can't believe it's finally near. Back in April, it felt as if August would never arrive!

    Well, all I can say is....we've come this far and we're NOT turning back now!!!! Enjoy our last few days of freedom
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    So I picked up the rest of my books on Friday.. I didn't think there would be a bigger book than the Fundamentals one. Has anyone picked up a Maternal Child Nursing Care textbook? It's even bigger!

    Monday is coming too soon. I am slurping town ice water because the glass of wine I had to calm my nerves made me more nervous.
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    I wasn't too nervous before orientation, because I have friends entering their 2nd semesters who told me all about first semester. I have no anxiety now after orientation. My instructors are very nice and exhibit a genuine interest in seeing us all pass. So that's reassuring. I think orientation will ease your worries.
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    You guys will all do great! Your orientation if you haven't had it should help you calm down a little, I know mine did last year. I'm going into my 2nd year next month. I'm a little petrified because our first week we start IVs...ahhhh! And I'll have been out of school for 3 months in CNA mode. Yes you will be nervous but trust me, it will be awesome and yes my goodness those books are HUGE! Good luck all of you!
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    Quote from twigszoo
    I start the same day as you I alternate between being very excited and feeling like I'm going to barf.
    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!

    I was really excited... and then I received my Health Assessment syllabus full of presentations and assessments- and no exams listed. Then, I received my Healthy Aging syllabus in all its 38 pages glory! I haven't even received my Fundamentals syllabus, but I can already imagine it'll be another beast. I think what made me excited again was going on Friday morning to pick up my scrubs which led to a photo shoot in my bathroom because that was the final part of the summer to make this entire process seem real. Real, though, is the fact I have chapters and articles to read for Healthy Aging by August 28- my first day. But seriously, somewhere in the back of my mind is the excitement that I'm finally starting what I've worked so hard for.

    Let's do this, 2015!
    SopranoKris and lorirn2b like this.
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    I start in a week too... I constantly feel nervous, excited, nauseas, and it goes on and on like this... !
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