What to expect for your Fundamentals & your first clinicals! - page 4

Hey everyone- I'm about to start my nursing classes FINALLY! :) NO MORE pre-reqs for me! However, some people at my school are making me really nervous about what to expect for the next two terms.... Read More

  1. Visit  symphie profile page
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    Quote from ebibeault
    again, i would like to ask all of you answering this post, where do you fit in?" are you the one with the sponge box pants and ugg boots, or maybe: the older students are either: single moms with a gaggle of kids, a second career individual, or someone who's in it just for the money. once again, don't believe everything they say. they don't know how to "fit in" so they'll brag ad infinitum to make themselves look good. it's a real shame that you need to categorize your fellow classmates. i am proud to say that i am the older student,married, with 2 grown children, and a second career individual who worked very hard to raise her family and now has the time and financial means to return to school. i am not becoming an rn for the money because right now as an experienced lpn i am making slightly more than what a new hire rn makes. as students you need to close your mouths and learn everything you need to learn so that you do not look like an idiot when you get out on the floor. believe me once out on the floor, you may need to call upon that" ugg wearing student" or" middle aged money hungry student "for help and with any hope they will never know how you have "tagged" them and will help you when needed. if they see how you have "tagged" them, i hope they stand up for themselves and let all of you that thought this post appropriate, sink all by yourselves, because that is no doubt what you will do.
    chill out. a little humor goes a long way in calming nerves, which is exactly what this whole thread was about: calming the nerves of someone just starting their nursing classes. if it's not like this in your program, that's awesome, but i can definitely relate to what he pointed out. in a nursing class of 100, i definitely have a handful that fit his descriptions. see, humor. funny. that was the point. 90% of the class doesn't fit into one of those "categories" but his post was intended for humor, and to calm the nerves of a future nursing student, not to offend anyone.
  2. Visit  anonymousstudent profile page
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    Wow, this post digressed. lol

    I found fundamentals to be VERY hard. I'm not sure why either, I just had a heck of a time with it. I haven't had much problem since. It was a little hard for me to get used to the testing format, that was part of the problem.

    Good luck, just stick with it and don't give up!
  3. Visit  soushee profile page
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    Quote from Tyler77
    Your fundamentals class will introduce you to the world of the world of annoying and obnoxious students, nurses that think the sun don't rise 'till they wake up in the morning, and classmates that make you wonder "How did they get into this program?"

    Here's the down low:

    You will have AT LEAST 2 students in your class that have someone in their family that has experienced whatever pathology you're studying. So if you're studying carcinoma of the pubic hairs, guaranteed someon'e uncle's stepbrother from Utah has experienced it.

    You will have AT LEAST 2 students in your class that will challenge the teacher on exam question(s). The question can be taken VERBATIM from your text and still, they'll whine about how it was "grammatically incorrect" or "the answer choices were misleading."

    You will have SEVERAL students that think coming into class with Dora the Explorer lunchboxes and Spongebob pajama bottoms co-ordinated with Uggs are the gosh-darndest cutest thing. Just let them be. It'll take them a few semesters to realize why no one like them.

    Everyone and their brother in your class will have a 4.0 (which is a lie).

    Some students in your class will claim to "have turned down medical school because they feel they can do more as a nurse." (Truth: they either flunked out or got rejected from medical school).

    The older students are either: single moms with a gaggle of kids, a second career individual, or someone who's in it just for the money. Once again, don't believe everything they say. They don't know how to "fit in" so they'll brag ad infinitum to make themselves look good.

    Then, finally, the post high school kids that are not mentally ready for nursing school. They text during class an clinicals, complain about everything, spread untrue gossip about others, and they should just be home watching "Glee" because they have no use as nurses.


    The End.
    Love it, absolutely love it! Totally describes my class in a humorous way.

    As I've heard from several long time nurses... nursing school is sometimes more about surviving the drama and your classmates than the actual academics. I know that's what's gotten to me. I've found my first semester to be boringly easy academically, but there's people that make me want to go bang my head on the wall until I can't feel anymore.

    (And for those taking his post way too seriously, I guess I fit in as the know it all second career student that occasionally wears ugg styled boots, but never pajamas, and is interested in the money )

    for a serious note, one thing I have learned from first semester is to develop good study habits, and stick to them. Makes things a lot easier. Of course, this is completely up to the individual student as to what's best for them. But remember to have a life. Sometimes it's mentally best to take one night off from the books, and be lazy in front of the computer or TV.
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  4. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Quote from Tyler77
    Your fundamentals class will introduce you to the world of the world of annoying and obnoxious students, nurses that think the sun don't rise 'till they wake up in the morning, and classmates that make you wonder "How did they get into this program?"

    Here's the down low:

    You will have AT LEAST 2 students in your class that have someone in their family that has experienced whatever pathology you're studying. So if you're studying carcinoma of the pubic hairs, guaranteed someon'e uncle's stepbrother from Utah has experienced it.

    You will have AT LEAST 2 students in your class that will challenge the teacher on exam question(s). The question can be taken VERBATIM from your text and still, they'll whine about how it was "grammatically incorrect" or "the answer choices were misleading."

    You will have SEVERAL students that think coming into class with Dora the Explorer lunchboxes and Spongebob pajama bottoms co-ordinated with Uggs are the gosh-darndest cutest thing. Just let them be. It'll take them a few semesters to realize why no one like them.

    Everyone and their brother in your class will have a 4.0 (which is a lie).

    Some students in your class will claim to "have turned down medical school because they feel they can do more as a nurse." (Truth: they either flunked out or got rejected from medical school).

    The older students are either: single moms with a gaggle of kids, a second career individual, or someone who's in it just for the money. Once again, don't believe everything they say. They don't know how to "fit in" so they'll brag ad infinitum to make themselves look good.

    Then, finally, the post high school kids that are not mentally ready for nursing school. They text during class an clinicals, complain about everything, spread untrue gossip about others, and they should just be home watching "Glee" because they have no use as nurses.


    The End.
    Holy cow! You just described my class. You did leave out the CNA's that felt like they already knew everything about nursing.
  5. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    people really need to chill....i fit in as the over-acheiving, "i just want to help people", CNA who obsessively worries about everything
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    Quote from slinkyheadCNA
    people really need to chill....i fit in as the over-acheiving, "i just want to help people", CNA who obsessively worries about everything
    Helping is fine as long as it is asked for. Don't forget people tend to learn from their mistakes. Others will resent someone that knows more than they do.
  7. Visit  apw1129 profile page
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    This post is hilarious!!! Thanks for the chuckle!!
  8. Visit  crystalss24 profile page
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    is there a difference in the clinical sites if you are doing l.p.n

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