Students Only....warning this will bore others.... - page 3

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   RN-PA
    I also came to your thread for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and felt my own anxiety (and excitement) rising for all of you.

    The first day of nursing school for me, we were told in advance to meet at the Student Union, not the usual lecture hall. I honestly thought that we would be issued "Hi, my name is..." nametags and spend the time meeting and mingling with fellow students and instructors over coffee and doughnuts. What a rude awakening when the first instructor began lecturing and we furiously took notes for the next 2 hours and sat through lectures the rest of the day with only a break for lunch. :imbar Live and learn, huh?

    I just wanted to wish you all the best in the coming school year!
  2. by   GPatty
    Hi!
    I start back August 26th. Until then, I am working my butt off at work trying to get some money ahead to pay bills with before I cut back down...
    And studying for my boards...
    and cleaning house ...
    and trying to keep kids happy till they start back August 14th...
    and having a ball!!!.....
    Can't wait for school to start back up! I love it!

    Julie
  3. by   hcnursesoon
    Originally posted by amblessing


    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

    get used to it you'll be saying that at least once a day until you graduate...and maybe even after that....:roll
  4. by   hcnursesoon
    I start Monday . I am kind of excited though... all the nervousness of first year is over.... I remember seeing the second year students last year and thinking that they looked like heros of war... that is until classes started, then they looked much worse than we did...HA!

    Anyway, I have been working in some of my NCLEX books to review some things that we had last year... other than that I am savoring every sane moment i have left with my family.

    and sitting on the couch without being covered with books and papers and flash cards.... That is so nice.
  5. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by Julielpn
    Hi!
    I start back August 26th. Until then, I am working my butt off at work trying to get some money ahead to pay bills with before I cut back down...
    And studying for my boards...
    and cleaning house ...
    and trying to keep kids happy till they start back August 14th...
    and having a ball!!!.....
    Can't wait for school to start back up! I love it!

    Julie
    Julie, It is so good to hear from someone that just finished and can still say they love it....When someone that went to school 20 years ago says they loved it....well...I worry they just forgot the bad stuff...I am glad to know it can be enjoyable! Thanks
  6. by   dharma143
    well here you are susan! don't push yourself tooo much /a school! very important to take alot of susan-time & play before "it" starts! when is your 1st day? love ya, dharma:kiss
  7. by   TNRN
    Okay, I couldn't help but to peak, too! I graduated in May so I can still feel your pain. I just wanted to give ya'll some encouragement from the other side. Right up until a month before I graduated, I questioned whether I had chosen the right profession & was it worth the h*!! a couple of the instructors put us through. The answer is definitely YES! It is so different from being in school, but the "stuff" your learning is so important. So, read assignments BEFORE lectures (as painful as it may be), rewrite your notes as soon after class as possible, be selfish and ritualistic with your study time, but don't forget to give yourself breaks. They can be just as important as the studying itself. Yes, flash cards are great for that have to memorize information! Eat protien for breakfast on test days and stay away from those who are having anxiety attacks as they are CONTAGIOUS!
    Lots of love to you all & May peace be with you!
  8. by   Mkue
    Hi Susan,

    I have 2 classes this month, then start clinicals next month. ... really excited about that. I have the Fundamentals and Med Surg books...

    I'm so glad to be back at school and you will be back soon too !!

    Good Luck
  9. by   jennyej
    Originally posted 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.
    I am interested in the nursing journals where did you find them?
    Jennifer
  10. by   troublennc
    Good Luck!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by troublennc
    good luck!
    hello and welcome!
  12. by   Mkue
    originally posted 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.
    lisa, your supply list looks a lot like mine.. i also carry a little stapler and paper clips..lol.. good luck, have fun, enjoy the journey !
  13. by   Lisa1970
    Does anone think going back to school is easier if you know someone who attends classes with you. I am starting a new college(Bethel, Mishawaka, IN) I wish I new someone who went or was going to start there. Maybe I would not have such a high anxiety level lol... :-)

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