Pre-Nursing School Jitters - page 2
Orientation is in 17 days. August 10th I get to meet all my fellow nursing school classmates and the instructors. I have waited for this so long. I have spent over a year doing all the pre-requisite classes and testing. I have... Read More
- 4Jul 25, '12 by DIVINELY FAVOREDCongrats on your acceptance into the nursing program!!!! I was in your shoes a year and a half ago. I currently have 1 year left and the time has gone by quickly. I am a single mom to a 2.5 year old son and when I first started I was confused on how I was going to maintain everything. I quickly realized organization and time management is the best thing you can do. Enjoy the free time you have left and spend lots of time with your child, you'll feel better when you don't have as much free time. Good Luck in school!!!!!
- 1Jul 25, '12 by PC2014Like many others, also starting my first nursing class on August 20th (Sorta feels like when I was pregnant -- Anxious and excited... Writing lists, trying to prepare, knowing that there's a lot I can't do until things actually get started). Relaxing, spending time with family, and doing what I enjoy now in anticipation of working 40hrs/wk while going to school.
That being said, I think we'll all be fine. Nervous energy is good. From what my nurse friends tell me, it takes a lot of focus and organization, but "you can do it!"
- 3Jul 25, '12 by Isitpossiblecongratulations on your acceptance... i recently graduated (Dec) and I remember feeling the same exact way you do..the waiting, the anticpation of waiting on that acceptance letter.. finally receiving it, and wanted to jump start right away on reading, planning family time while working full time...oh what joy .... i will say those 2 1/2 years FLEW by.. i cant believe I am an RN... good luck and please keep us posted!
- 4Jul 25, '12 by 1gindragon2Congratulations on acceptance to nursing school. I am an LVN, and will graduate with my BSN in 6 days ! It has been a wonderfully, grueling experience. I have just a bit of advice for all the new nursing students:
Do not get behind or procrastinate. Keep a planner and write down every class, assignment (posted and due dates). Iphone calendar is wonderful for this!
When you study, the more times you see/hear material, the better you retain it. Review before lecture, take notes, then wait a day and review it again.
NEVER be afraid to ask a question, it could be the one that saves yours or someone else's patient.
Simulation labs are the bomb. It is the one place where a mistake is only a learning experience. Take the time to get it right, a person may get the new skill in the first try, or it may take 5. If you do well ask your fellow classmates if they want help.
Always be willing to help your nurse preceptor with a smile, even if you dont feel like smiling. Always let your nurse know you want to do new skills, and repeat ones you have done. Do not rush in clinicals. Accidents/Errors happen when you rush.
Have a positive attitude, it reflects on your work. You can choose to make every day in nursing school a good day. Be happy, enjoy the learning experiences you are going to get.
For those of you with small children. Take time every day with your kiddos, they grow soooo fast. A supportive spouse is paramount to success. Before school starts get a date night in with your honey. Remind them they are KEY to your success. If you dont have a spouse or significant other, while being harder YOU CAN Do it ! structure, and scheduling keep focused.
Remember to take some "you" time when you can.
- 0Jul 26, '12 by Nurse2b209Great article. I also start nursing school next month. Orientation is Aug 17 and class starts Aug 22. I have so many things running through my mind from being nervous, anxious, and excited. I've bought most of my supplies and read through books now I'm just trying to relax a bit before it all begins. Congratulations to all of us starting nursing school!!!
- 1Jul 29, '12 by PC2014my plan is to go for my bsn after nursing school (i know, i'm a perpetual student... what can i say? i'm a dork, and i'm ok with that!). thank you for the advice and words of encouragement, 1gindragon2. congratulations on your graduation in just a few more days. how excited and releived you must be!!