What is going on??????

  1. Hello!
    My dilemma is this: I had my first "clinical" class on Thursday and this coming Monday I have fundamentals and theory. I have don all the reading and objective questions according to the syllabus they gave us, but I have NO idea what this means. I have no idea what I am supposed to be retaining knowledge wise. I am freakin out. I realize I should just wait until Monday when we have lecture to see how this pans out, but this info is crazy. I am trying to come up with diagnoses for case studies and I don't even know what half the words mean. I have practically worn out the pages of my medical dictionary. Please calm me down and tell me it will all start making sense.

    Thank you in advance,
    sonia
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Altra
    Easy, Sonia ...

    I don't have your syllabus in front of me, so I can't really take a stab at what you're reading, but I'm guessing that your clinical class this week was some kind of orientation to the hospital & the unit? Don't worry if you can't remember where everything is ... it'll come.

    As far as diagnoses ... this doesn't sound like beginning fundamentals reading, so I'm thoroughly confused there ...

    It might be a valuable experience to learn to live with some slight panic though ...

    Don't worry, it'll all come together.
  4. by   Lasoniamacaroni
    I was mistaken. The class is health assessment. The questions at the end of the chapter are already discussing diagnoses. I am sure everything will be okay. My biggest fear is falling behind.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Hang in there, Sonia!
  6. by   Lasoniamacaroni
    Thankyou!
    I will be okay. I honestly think I drank too much coffee this morning. I am normally more stable than this.
  7. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Lasoniamacaroni
    I was mistaken. The class is health assessment. The questions at the end of the chapter are already discussing diagnoses. I am sure everything will be okay. My biggest fear is falling behind.
    Nursing diagnoses or Medical diagnoses?
  8. by   justjenny
    Sonia-
    Are you at Macomb???

    It is can be confusing to have your clinical day before your Lecture class...... just hang in there.
    DO NOT fall behind in viewing videos and your reading. Take notes on all of your reading, and pretty soon it will all start to "make sense" Lab and Lecture are roughly all on the same schedule... so you will read/learn the same stuff more than once.

    If you are at Macomb - take advantage of Donna in the Lab. She will come in and introduce herself if she hasn't already. Awesome lady - and she will teach you a lot.

    HTH!
    Jenny
    ADN Grad Dec. 2005
  9. by   Lasoniamacaroni
    Thank you very much. I went to class yesterday and it totally made sense. I think the problem was that they had us reading chapters 32 and 46 before the class even started so the reading material was already in depth, assuming we new about "nursing diagnoses" and the like. It never occurred to me that's what was happening. My classes went great and my stress level went way down. Thank you for asking!!! I look forward to meeting Donna too.

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