The "Talk" - page 2

Hi- So a lot of you have been following me through my first days of school. Thanks a lot guys for listening to me. :chuckle Today we didn't have nursing oriented classes. Our counselor came in... Read More

  1. by   danaRN2b
    We were lucky, I guess, at our orientation...the director of the program didn't make any statements about any of us failing. I was a little worried that she would, and worried that she would mention people with kids, etc. but she didn't! What made me feel even better was that she had all of us (about 50) stand up and introduce ourselves and tell whether we were married or had kids (if we wanted to reveal that, of course). All but a handful have a hubby and kids, or just kids. One woman has 5 kids of her own and 5 stepkids! It was nice to know that we're all in the same boat, so we can support each other and understand what it's like to juggle all of the different responsibilities.

    Four of the current students came to talk to us also, and most of the have families and all they said was that it's tough sometimes, but if you manage your time well and stay organized, it's not that bad! As well as you're doing so far, I wouldn't worry about failing out at all! Hang in there and give the rest of us hope!
  2. by   LouisianaNurse2006
    I appreciate all the motivation. You guys are great. I really believe that after a few months into the program my nerves will calm down, and I will be okay. It is just that I am not taking any classes this summer, so I have too much time to "think" about what is to come and to obsess over it. THANKS!
  3. by   z's playa
    What's the attendance requirements like in a Canadian university?

    3 days gone?

    hope not. I get migraines.
  4. by   fnimat1
    Ohhh......the dreaded "talk".....I myself, can't wait to hear it on Wednesday. I'm going to take the positives from it and utilize them....and let the negatives roll in one ear and out the other. I have 4 children (10, 8, 3 and 18mths.)...I have worried also about one of them getting sick or me getting sick....the bottom line is that it's going to happen....I pray it doesn't happen often but if it does I'll just have to handle it in the best way that I can. I'm going to be a nurse......and that's that.


    Fatima
  5. by   LouisianaNurse2006
    You go girl! I LOVE your attitude!
    Hurray for the Nursing Class of 2006!:hatparty:
  6. by   mariedoreen
    No, you're not the only one! I think I got a wake up call in May when I got sick with a bacterial sinus infection that antibiotics weren't clearing up. I'd been stressed the last few years of pre-reqs working hard to make top grades so I could even get into the program, my eating and health habits had gotten abysmal, and I think it all caught up with me. It took me 3 rounds of antibiotics and then another week of meds to counteract my allergic reaction to the last antibiotic before I was well again. It taught me a very important lesson, that I have to take the time to take care of myself (eat right, exercise, take my vitamins, de-stress) or I'm not going to be physically able to meet my goal. We're all experiencing the same fears and concerns and we all need to take a deep breath and continually remind ourselves to have faith and do what we can and to not allow ourselves to get worked up over that which we simply cannot control.
  7. by   Brickman
    I remember the talk. Half of you won't make it, someone will get pregnant, and many will be on the verge of divorce by the time it's over. The scary thing is that it turned out to be dead on accurate. Instead of letting the talk discourage you, pay attention since they are giving you a realistic picture of the program. Once you know what to expect you can better plan for it.
  8. by   HyperRNRachel
    Quote from danaRN2b
    We were lucky, I guess, at our orientation...the director of the program didn't make any statements about any of us failing. I was a little worried that she would, and worried that she would mention people with kids, etc. but she didn't! What made me feel even better was that she had all of us (about 50) stand up and introduce ourselves and tell whether we were married or had kids (if we wanted to reveal that, of course). All but a handful have a hubby and kids, or just kids. One woman has 5 kids of her own and 5 stepkids! It was nice to know that we're all in the same boat, so we can support each other and understand what it's like to juggle all of the different responsibilities.

    Four of the current students came to talk to us also, and most of the have families and all they said was that it's tough sometimes, but if you manage your time well and stay organized, it's not that bad! As well as you're doing so far, I wouldn't worry about failing out at all! Hang in there and give the rest of us hope!
    That is how our orientation was. Not one person had anything negative to say, instead we were told about all the options available to us in case we needed assistance in any area. Our school has a remediation counselor who also offers assistance in any other area of stress and the student nurse organization helps by offering tutoring.

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