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OK --some of you started classes this week...how was it? For those that have not started, what are you doing to get ready? I am cleaning closets and trying to get the house in order, making... Read More

  1. by   studentdeb
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004
    OK --some of you started classes this week...how was it?

    For those that have not started, what are you doing to get ready?

    I am cleaning closets and trying to get the house in order, making room on my bookshelves for those 45 pounds of books (they bend the higher shelves, I had to put them on the bottom), I cut 400 index cards in half for flash cards...(I like small flash cards), saying goodbye to friends and family for the next two years (just kidding)...what about you?

    I feel like I have gone back to being 15, not 45! :roll
    Susan, could you come to my house and get me organzied also? that sounds great. What I've been doing beside working and taking care of the kids is reading for my CPR which is Monday the 12th and I've been writing my website reviews for my psych class. I have 12/12 written. I still have 3 - 2page reports to write and if I want extra credit I can do up to 12 more website reviews if I get time.

    I do have most of my books, but found out I need two more plus a stethsoscope, tape measure, pen light and something else I don't remember off hand. I did get an orientation because I am not taking the first clinical class until January but will have a lab so I guess that is why I need the stethsocope now.

    I like the idea of cutting the index cards in half. I could not find index cards today at the store, but got some folders, paper and notebooks. I don't have everything organzied yet though.

    Trying to get the CPR reading done and have 6 chapters left to read before Monday. Any suggestions for this CPR? Does it help getting all the reading done before class? It said in the instructions to read before coming.

    Well Good luck!!
  2. by   studentdeb
    To the post above, I did "not" get an orientation.

    Thanks
  3. by   amblessing
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004
    OK --some of you started classes this week...how was it?

    For those that have not started, what are you doing to get ready?

    I am cleaning closets and trying to get the house in order, making room on my bookshelves for those 45 pounds of books (they bend the higher shelves, I had to put them on the bottom), I cut 400 index cards in half for flash cards...(I like small flash cards), saying goodbye to friends and family for the next two years (just kidding)...what about you?

    I feel like I have gone back to being 15, not 45! :roll
    Oh My I just had my orientation today and all I call say is WOW!!! What did I sign up for - I MUST BE NUTS:uhoh21:

    I will never see my family or be on this board EVER AGAIN:chuckle
  4. by   ashemson
    You guys are FREAKING ME OUT! I have two more semesters of prereq's to finish before I can start the actual nursing classes. You have all scared me to death now! I am only taking A&P and Nutrition this semester, and I am worried about those...What have I gotten myself into???!!!!
  5. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by studentdeb


    Susan, could you come to my house and get me organzied also? that sounds great. What I've been doing beside working and taking care of the kids is reading for my CPR which is Monday the 12th and I've been writing my website reviews for my psych class. I have 12/12 written. I still have 3 - 2page reports to write and if I want extra credit I can do up to 12 more website reviews if I get time.

    I do have most of my books, but found out I need two more plus a stethsoscope, tape measure, pen light and something else I don't remember off hand. I did get an orientation because I am not taking the first clinical class until January but will have a lab so I guess that is why I need the stethsocope now.

    I like the idea of cutting the index cards in half. I could not find index cards today at the store, but got some folders, paper and notebooks. I don't have everything organzied yet though.

    Trying to get the CPR reading done and have 6 chapters left to read before Monday. Any suggestions for this CPR? Does it help getting all the reading done before class? It said in the instructions to read before coming.

    Well Good luck!!
    Deb, That's great to have all that work done ahead of time! I am an index card junky! I am going to try something different...as I read the chapters I will make up questions on general things on white cards and questions on things I know we will need on colored ones...may try to just do that instead of taking notes on chapters. (just take notes in class)

    Did you know if you make a mistake on a post you can hit the edit button at the bottom of that post and make corrections? You can only do that on your own posts--

    I am not so organized...just trying to catch up on all the things I let go while in school last year.

    I hope everyone has time to check in here once in a while after school starts.

    I admire you for doing school/job/ and kids at the same time, makes me feel lazy... take care of yourself, Susan
  6. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by ashemson
    You guys are FREAKING ME OUT! I have two more semesters of prereq's to finish before I can start the actual nursing classes. You have all scared me to death now! I am only taking A&P and Nutrition this semester, and I am worried about those...What have I gotten myself into???!!!!
    The pre-recs scared me too!! But I think they prepare you for this level of scared. I keep telling my self that I personally know 20 nurses...it is possible! And its an excited type of scared, I wouldn't trade it for anything...I have waited 35 years for this!
  7. by   RNIAM
    I am doing my aerobics. When your as big as I am you need to get yourself in shape! I am cleaning like a mad person.It must be pent up energy ro something. I have hardly moved all summer and then the past two weeks I seem to be on a super high. Its amazing. I am looking forward to getting started. I am a little worried about the money but other than that I am all set. I just wish my student loans would pay sooner than they do. I also have to hoard the money that is left over because I have no financing for the summer semester. Oh well I will get through. Not too much longer now. my first class is Sept 3.
  8. by   Lisa2902
    Well, I'm pretty much doing the same things you all are doing. Cleaning house, trying to get organized and things like that. I've purchased my books, uniforms, shoes, stockings and all the other misc. school supplies ... paper, index cards, folders, highlighters, pens, pencils, etc., etc. When I look at my books I feel a little overwhelmed ... thinking like "what did I get myself into?". but overall I'm feeling very confident and proud of myself for coming this far and for striving not only to better myself but to fulfill my dream of becoming an RN.
  9. by   Motivated, SN
    I am buying school supplies...notebooks, etc. Yeah it does feel like I'm 15, not 44. Subscribing to tons of nursing journals, going to all the nursing sites and basically trying to absorb all the nursing I can.
  10. by   DebsZoo
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004
    OK --some of you started classes this week...how was it?

    For those that have not started, what are you doing to get ready?

    I am cleaning closets and trying to get the house in order, making room on my bookshelves for those 45 pounds of books (they bend the higher shelves, I had to put them on the bottom), I cut 400 index cards in half for flash cards...(I like small flash cards), saying goodbye to friends and family for the next two years (just kidding)...what about you?

    I feel like I have gone back to being 15, not 45! :roll
    Morning SusanRN
    I haven't yet started.....will on Sept. 3rd.
    As for what I am doing.....I am FREAKING out because I STILL don't have a book list
    And, I am TRYING to prepare my children for mom heading to school the same day they do. Getting a lot of resistance, since I have been a stay-at-home most of their lives.
    Also, doing a lot of cleaning and sorting through stuff.
    I am trying to get in some relaxation time.......laying by the pool, and just vegging at night.
    AND.........heading to Bristol, TN on the 21rst for NASCAR under the lights!!!!!!
  11. by   Gator,SN
    Anxiety attacks......well, I haven't had one of those yet, but I am oneof those unfortunate people who gets more done when the pressure is on.
    I have been reviewing dosage/calculations book. So far no luck at all trying to figure out how to mix a solution. I get the NSS and ensure feedings etc...but I am totally stuck as to how to prepare 1 liter of a 2.5% boric acid solution from boric acid crystals, or prepare 1000ml of a 1% formaldehyde sloution from a 50% solution???? Can anyone help????? Of sourse the IVPB questions are a little over my head at this point.
    It;s true! what you don't use, ya lose!

    I guess that I will be expecting some problem with the fact that I just remembered last week to send in my clearance forms (CPS, and state police) hope they get there quickly cuz I have clinical the 2nd day of class (8/28)

    Other than all that, still enjoying summer....??
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by shygirl
    I had to peek. You were right. Just kidding. Good luck at school.
    :chuckle Shygirl!

    On a seriousnote, I wish each of you all of the luck in the world!

    Heather
  13. by   studentdeb
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004


    Deb, That's great to have all that work done ahead of time! I am an index card junky! I am going to try something different...as I read the chapters I will make up questions on general things on white cards and questions on things I know we will need on colored ones...may try to just do that instead of taking notes on chapters. (just take notes in class)

    Did you know if you make a mistake on a post you can hit the edit button at the bottom of that post and make corrections? You can only do that on your own posts--

    I am not so organized...just trying to catch up on all the things I let go while in school last year.

    I hope everyone has time to check in here once in a while after school starts.

    I admire you for doing school/job/ and kids at the same time, makes me feel lazy... take care of yourself, Susan

    Susan,

    I didn't know you could edit your own post, I have to try it next time I make a mistake.

    I won't be doing the job thing, I think beginning in Sept. Don't think I can handle it with everything else. Don't wan't to stress myself out. Once my daughter begins preshcool and if I find someone to take her and pick her up on Monday, I will not be returning to work. I've been waiting for them to offer a buyout so I can apply for it, that is why I am holding on to my job. The rumor is they will offer one in Sept.

    Thanks

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