What should I expect???

  1. Hello Nursing Students!!

    As a New Nursing Student( just found out I was accepted for spr.08 adn program) what could you guys tell me about the first semester??? What are some things I should know and should I read up on anything?? Any advice would be greatly appreiciated!!!

    Thanks,

    "The Hopefull One":spin:
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  3. by   Daytonite
    congratulations!

    try to talk to someone who is in the program already to find out what goes on in the first semester. that would be your best resource. save your money. the required textbook list will probably cost close to $800 and could be even more.

    check out the sticky threads on this and the nursing student assistance forum (especially this one). there are some great helpful web links posted there to help you. nursing school isn't just about learning nursing theory and principles. you will also be learning about medical diseases and how doctors treat them.

    here are some older threads where people asked this same question as you. some time ago i did a search for the syllabus of any first semester nursing programs and i think i posted them on some of these threads:
  4. by   LeavingTeaching4RN
    Congrats on your acceptance. I have also been accepted for Jan '08.

    The link below is to an instructor's web site. She teaches the first semester nursing courses. Although, it may not be from your school, maybe it will help because she has a lot of information and other links.

    http://webhome.broward.edu/~gbrickma/

    Good Luck!
  5. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from Mr.RN_Hopefull
    Hello Nursing Students!!

    As a New Nursing Student( just found out I was accepted for spr.08 adn program) what could you guys tell me about the first semester??? What are some things I should know and should I read up on anything?? Any advice would be greatly appreiciated!!!

    Thanks,

    "The Hopefull One":spin:
    Congrats for getting accepted. I just posted some new tips for new student on my blog. You can access it by visiting my profile. I hope it helps.
    Good luck with school!
  6. by   lizzyberry
    Study Study Study. Try to read the most important chapters word for word. This will take up your life yes but sometimes for some people its the only way to pass. Your life will change in that your life will become all about nursing. Dont believe me? talk to me when your in the program. You have to study everyday to keep up. Some days two hours some days more. Good luck and get ready for your life to become all about NURSING! Careplans, nursing diagnosis, assessment, catheders, dressing, etc. Once again good luck! And Congrats on getting accepted!
    Last edit by lizzyberry on Nov 4, '07
  7. by   Monica D
    Congrats to you!!

    I'm 4 wks. away from finishing my first semester and am really looking forward to break! I have really enjoyed this first semester alot, but my brain just needs some down time, kwim? Only advice I can give is to be ready for alot of reading and getting used to a completely different way of testing. The tests are not like they were in other courses. The tests are centered toward getting you ready for NCLEX after graduation. The questions are more of putting you in a situation and you choose the answer that's best for that situation. All of the answers could be right to an extent, but you have to choose the best answer. The key in this is really reading and picking apart the question to see what it's truly asking for. I think I explained that right, lol. Anyway, the tests were the biggest hang up for me, but once I got used to the format of them, I was fine.

    I'm sure you'll do well. It's all in setting your mind on doing it. Best of luck to you!!
  8. by   Sabby_NC
    Firstly congratulations.

    Hubster is now in his second semester and doing fine.

    Ensure you start off with very good study ethics and keep them up no matter what.
    Take care of yourself. Get good rest even if it means to bed early at night.
    Eat well and healthily. Do not fall into the trap of I cannot be bothered and get the fattening quick fix take aways!

    Apply yourself as best you can and with Nursing Fundamentals do not set high hopes if you are a straight A student. This is a different kettle of fish as hubby found out.

    I do wish you all the very best. We do need more male RN's out there so kudos to you.

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