Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!) - page 4

This is for every student and past student, from pre-nursing to those who have graduated. What are things that you learned along the way, even if your just now getting done with your first semester?... Read More

  1. by   RN_Male_2013
    I have just started my first week in my nursing courses and WOW! is all I can say. When I was leaving the first day of class my advisor came up to me and asked me how it was going. I know I had a blank stare/look on my face like I was just hit by a truck, but her words to me were "You can do this. It just takes time." I have read all the comments and its nice to hear from other nurses that have a wife/husband and kids and are doing just fine in their studies and clinicals, so I know it can be done. I feel once I get into my groove it will be okay, just need to find the groove though.
  2. by   newstudentrn
    I wish I had managed to relax a little more and enjoy the company of my classmates a little more. Don't get me wrong, a lot of us that graduated in December are still keeping in very close contact and have become life long friends. I mean, I wish we would have made more opportunities to be together and enjoy our time. It really went be so fast, and now we are all going our own separate ways. I also wish I didn't have the delusion that when I graduated I would be able to just pick the job I wanted with no competition or trouble getting it. I have a job, but I thought I could pick ICU and immediately get it. Not so.
  3. by   Iridescent Orchid
    [color=#2f4f4f]i wish i would have known that i didn't have to beat myself up so much for my a&p struggles. i made an 88 and was so upset that i let myself slack towards the end of the semester. i still got into the program. i wish i would have spent more time during the christmas break being happy with family and my boyfriend, enjoying the break to my fullest, instead of being stressed waiting on a call from the school for the lpn program selection. i also wish i would have saved a bit more money, instead of buying supplemental learning materials for a&p when i didn't even touch over half of them. i also wish i would have known how beneficial starting n-clex questions were. i've started them now that i am in the program, but i could have really benefited from starting them as early as two semesters ago for practice and insight on the way the exams will be set up in the program and would have felt more prepared starting out.
  4. by   AZMOMO2
    I always advise pre-nursing students to buy a NCLEX review book and start answering questions the day you get your letter of admission, if not before that!
  5. by   Dlam88
    What path did you take into nursing? Accelerated BSN or two yr program? Which one is better?
    Last edit by Dlam88 on Jan 18, '12
  6. by   Dlam88
    What is the best NCLEX book to buy? Don't you need to take classes in order to start studying for the NCLEX?