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  1. Hey Folks!

    I have noticed that there has not been a lot of action on the student board lately, and I was curious as to what we have all been doing lately?

    Anything fun or interesting? Catching Up on sleep before the semester starts?

    I must admit that I have been catching up on sleep, since I know i wont be getting much starting August 27th. I have also been going to the book store, and getting my books, and reading ahead to try and figure out what my Rural Pulic Health clinical will be all about. That is making me a little nervous....

    So what has everyone been up to? Hope everyone is starting to get geared up!

    Hugs to all!
    BrandyBSN
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  3. by   Brown Suga
    I have been working at a local hospital full time. I recently informed my manager I am going to be cutting back on my hours to part time status. I have been checking out the local bookstores to get the best price. The ADN program I am going into has our textbooks coming from a medical school bookstore. The bookstore only cares brand new textbooks and does not buy back. The manager of the store claims the books are priced directly from the publisher. I have also been reading up on drug calculations and administration.

    BrownSuga
  4. by   wanna B an RN
    I've been enjoying the extra time on my hands, and getting ready to gear up for school. My school starts next week on the 20th. Almost here!
  5. by   JohniePea
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by BrandyBSN
    [B]Hey Folks!

    I have noticed that there has not been a lot of action on the student board lately, and I was curious as to what we have all been doing lately?

    Anything fun or interesting? Catching Up on sleep before the semester starts?

    I must admit that I have been catching up on sleep, since I know i wont be getting much starting August 27th. I have also been going to the book store, and getting my books, and reading ahead to try and figure out what my Rural Pulic Health clinical will be all about. That is making me a little nervous....

    So what has everyone been up to? Hope everyone is starting to get geared up!

    Hugs to all!

    Hi Brandy, mostly a lurker here, but thought I would respond. I have this summer been working as Care Partner, but am getting ready to cut back my hours as classes will be starting next week. I see you are on your last year.... Me too! Can't wait for this last year to be over!! I am so sick of Nursing school.. Well enjoy the rest of your summer.
    Johnie
  6. by   essarge
    Just finished the semester last Friday. Got a "B" in A&P II soooo...it's on to clinicals September 4th.

    As far as the next couple of weeks, I'm the only female here (in a family of 4), so there is allot of catching up to do on housework. Then I plan on reading ahead as soon as I get my next semester's books.

    Actually, it was kind of weird this weekend not having my nose in a book!!
  7. by   NurseNicole
    Hi Brandy! I was just reading your problem with making a decision about what to do about Mayo. I realized you aren't to far from me. I live in Kansas City, MO. I am getting ready to start my first semester at UMKC. I was going to JCCC the last four years at night doing the pre req's. I am so excited to finally be in a program. I didn't realize what a great feeling it is to actually enroll in a class that started with NUR. Anyways. I wish I could give you a good answer to your problem. But it is a big decision. I worked for eight cardiologist the last four years, I had to make the decision to leave because there was no way I could handle the work load anymore. I had to decide that school must be my first and foremost priority now. I was reading some other replies to your problem. Maybe they will let you come and visit for a week. Then that would give you a idea what it is all about. Family is very important. Sometimes it helps me to write it all down on paper the pro's and the con's. It sounds like a great opportunity. Your family would be very proud of you, and I am sure they would support your decision either way. I have faith you will make the right decision for yourself. Good Luck.
  8. by   NurzofFaith
    I have been enjoying my free time! Lounging at the pool, playing with my kiddos, reading books for enjoyment...those are just a few of my activities

    I start school the 20th, so this week I am preparing. I have books to buy, need a haircut, etc. I am excited and anxious to start my final year...its been a long 3 years and I am so excited to finally be at this point!

    I have also been spending quality time with my hubby, Joe. He is in the Air Force and just came home from NJ. I also have been hanging out with my friends.

    Guess that is about it for me! Best wishes to all those that start and those that are continuing on!!

    Channa
  9. by   Nrswannab
    Hi Brandy and others! My summer classes ended about three weeks ago and my fall classes start next week (my first nursing class - yikes!). Besides getting my sons ready for school, I have just been taking it easy because I know that I won't be able to after next week! By the way - is anyone as nervous as I am about starting their first nursing class?
  10. by   KristaB
    I'm in my last week of A&P II -- I can't wait for it to be over! Only four class days left, and one is a lab and two are finals! Yikes! I did figure out today that even if I ditched the rest of the class, my grade would be more than high enough to count for nursing. But I'd never do that...

    Next week we're going to the beach, then three weeks after that to my first day of nursing class! Woo hoo!

    Krista
  11. by   peaceful2100
    Hi I had just finished up my last week of working full-time at a children's hospital in town last week now I am switching to about 3-4 days per month I have to still work not only because I need some kind of change but I love my job with the kids right now I am a nursing care assistant. I have all of this week off doing not a whole lot except shopping for clothes mainly for my daughter she is starting a new school it is a christian preschool program at a private church-based school next week. I am on a diet so I can't buy too many clothes right now for myself. I have been exercising every day so it has been keeping me busy. I am going to have to force it into my busy schedule once school starts back up. I have been reading cookbooks from the library and writing out new reciepes to try that are not so high in fat. I register and get my books on Mon. Aug 20th, I already have some of the books from last semester and then I start classes next Wed. Aug 22nd so for the rest of the week I will be relaxing and spending time with my little girl. This weekend we are going to some outlet malls in missouri, union station, and the zoo. My parents have vacation time and this will be the first year in my whole life that we don't take a family vacation and I am 21. My parents brought a really nice house that costed them and they cannot afford to take a vacation this year but they promised my little girl a trip to disney world next year so that will be something to look forward too. I am also trying to stay nice and calm I am so anxious about school starting that I can't wait. We were assigned our first reading on IV therapy and I must of read the chapters assigned to us at least 4 times already.
  12. by   CarolineRn
    HI everyone! Well, I applied for a job in a local hospital that has a GREAT Nurse-tech program. The only thing is, you have to be in your second semester to qualify. Since I am just starting my first, I thought it would be a good idea to get my foot in the door, so I applied for a clinical-tech position. Of course, I'll only work 20 hours, and I know that with Nursing school and family, even that will be difficult, but not impossible.

    Today was the first day of High School for my oldest son, and the first day of middle school for my youngest. They were so impressed with their new schools, and so excited about the coming year! It's funny, because I too LOVED High school my first day, two years later I thought it was a prison!

    I'm very excited that classes for me start next Tuesday. I've been reading ahead and trying to teach myself how to take vitals. Can't seem to find that 5th intercostal space on the first tries yet, though! Maybe it's harder when your practicing on yourself, ya'think?

    Anyway, as of today I am on pins and needles. I wish next Tuesday would get here already! Drinking lots of chamomile tea, and listening to soothing music in an attempt to calm myself. It's not a bad type of nervousness, rather it's impatience and excitement. I do admit however, that every once in awhile a feeling comes over me. A small voice in my head saying.. "Do you REALLY think you can do this?" and I squash it down and remind myself that I had a 4.0 in all my science classes, and that I have a pretty level head. genuinely care about my fellow-man and have always been a critical thinker. Hell YEAH! I tell that voice in my head. I WILL do this. And I will do it well.
  13. by   BrandyBSN
    That is a TERRIFIC attitude to have!

    My tip for new nursing students... READ AHEAD! It is a LOT easier to stay ahead than try to catch back up. Wish the best of luck for all of you!

    BrandyBSN
  14. by   shyviolet78
    I haven't been posting on the board for the past month. I've been working full time night shift this summer. I love the job, but when I'm not at work, I'm tired all the time. I guess I haven't adjusted to being up all night. My stepson stayed with us for about a month and a half. Taking care of him was time consuming. I've been trying to get ready for my College Algebra and A&P classes in the fall. Math is not a strong point for me!

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