What should I do? Advice anyone?

  1. Hey everyone,
    I'm getting ready to start an accelerated ASN program in two weeks (starts October 1st). Is there anything I should do to prepare myself? I've gotten all my books for this semester, two sets of scrubs, and pretty much all my school supplies. I know nursing school is suppose to be completely different from anything I've done before and its not going to be like undergrad was, so I was hoping for any pointers from current and past students, so that I'm not completely shell-shocked. Thanks so much.
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  3. by   DaFreak71
    Quote from mzjones6
    Hey everyone,
    I'm getting ready to start an accelerated ASN program in two weeks (starts October 1st). Is there anything I should do to prepare myself? I've gotten all my books for this semester, two sets of scrubs, and pretty much all my school supplies. I know nursing school is suppose to be completely different from anything I've done before and its not going to be like undergrad was, so I was hoping for any pointers from current and past students, so that I'm not completely shell-shocked. Thanks so much.
    I would contact your program director and ask for a copy of the syllabus. I would then make it a priority to start studying for the first several classes. This will help to reduce you stress level, give you something constructive to do, and also get you familiarized with the kind of material you will be learning. If you aren't able to get a copy of the syllabus, ask what unit you will be going over first. Otherwise, spend some time reading the student forums and this should give you a general idea of what being in a nursing program is like. Only don't panic over the horror stories, LOL.
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    Stay on top of things and take it one day/week at a time. I thought I would lose my mind when I looked too far ahead -- tests, projects, clinicals, clinical paperwork, simulator exercises, etc....once I just relaxed a bit and took it as I had to, life became not quite so overwhelming. Just don't get behind. Cramming for tests in NS is not a great idea and won't help you get the critical thinking skills you need to develop. On the other hand, if you have an undergrad and were fairly successful obtaining that, you'll probably be fine. It's all about prioritization.

    Best wishes!!!

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