Who else is starting first semester nursing in January? - page 2

I never thought it would get here and now it's only days away! Who else starts in January? I would love to be able to share our experiences as we all get started. I'm excited to get started but... Read More

  1. by   goodknight
    I start the 10th. No orientation that I know of though....
    I've got to round up a few more books and odds and ends before then. Our bookstore can't seem to get everything in at once.

    I'm starting to slightly panic. I have NO idea what I'm doing. and that pile of books is looking very intimidating right now.
    Oh well, I am looking forward to it. Just got to psych my self up for it.
  2. by   saltydad
    Me too...start nursing classes on the 24th and clinicals on 2/4. Have to still get my books as we have 8 chapters to read by class start ! We had our orientation last month, scheduled our CPR class, got our titers in, etc. I'm waiting on my grant $ to be released for book credits so I can go to the bookstore and get my uniforms. Good luck to all!
  3. by   YoungWiseWoman
    I will be starting my BSN program this month. We have orientation Jan.4th-6th...ALL DAY. We start classes on Jan. 10th, and clinicals start Feb. 22nd. I am really, really, really nervous now. I get on this website like 5x's a day just to look at the same stuff about stethescopes, supplies, books, etc. I feel like I am obsessing over this stuff. I have a degree in PSYC and worked in Human Resources before I was called to do this. Now I am starting to think about it... , but I know I am just scared. I am making a total career shift and I feel a little nervous about that, BUT I am so ready to get started and I KNOW this is what I am meant to do. My program is 5 semesters, so I graduate Spring 2007! Good luck to everyone and I hope we have time to stay in touch during this first semester!
  4. by   PickMePlze
    I start January 10!!! It seems this is the day most schools are starting the first day of class.
  5. by   jenrninmi
    I just want to wish ya'll good luck and I hope you have time to come back here during your semester to get support, ask questions, or vent! I hope you have a great first week, actually a great first semester!!
  6. by   aim928
    I have orientation on the 13th and then I start class the 18th. I am really starting to get nervous. I have been watching the Discovery Health channel for over a year now because I like to watch and also to sort of prepare me. But the last couple of nights I have laid in there watching the nurses on the program wondering...can I really do that? Will I freak out if I see that? Tons of questions and wondering if I am doing the right thing! But I am going to try anyways because I have heard of the jitters so hopefully they will pass!

    Good Luck all! And lets do keep in touch!
  7. by   NeoNurseTX
    I'm starting the first semester of a BSN program on the 18th. Orientation and such is the 13th and 14th. I'm nervous cause most everyone already had bachelor's degrees.. and then there's me! [and a few other 20 somethings]
  8. by   nikonos
    Orientation on the 7th, classes start on the 10th. I have to wade through the usual financial aid BS before I can charge my textbooks to my account on thursday so I will have books for class on monday. Gotta love the stress before the semester actually begins...
  9. by   sgrho96
    I am starting on the 7th. I found kind of odd to be starting on a Friday, but oh well!! I'm sooo excited, nervous, and scared! Now that I'm here, I'm starting to wonder if I can really do it. Wish me luck guys!
  10. by   kdsmom
    Quote from sgrho96
    I am starting on the 7th. I found kind of odd to be starting on a Friday, but oh well!! I'm sooo excited, nervous, and scared! Now that I'm here, I'm starting to wonder if I can really do it. Wish me luck guys!
    Oh good luck..you probably have "young age" in your favor. I am excited too but, also very afraid. mail me if you want to talk about it..
  11. by   ashemson
    I was supposed to start the LPN program today, Jan. 5th, but we had an ice storm last night, and classes were cancelled! I was so nervous about going the first day, now I will have to wait till tomorrow - IF we have it.
  12. by   kdsmom
    Quote from ashemson
    I was supposed to start the LPN program today, Jan. 5th, but we had an ice storm last night, and classes were cancelled! I was so nervous about going the first day, now I will have to wait till tomorrow - IF we have it.
    We are also having bad weather, we have 10 inches of snow here in Lincoln Ne. I see where you got ice first....yuk...I am supposed to start tomorrow, we'll see...good luck to you...
  13. by   SusanJean
    Quote from yeepers
    Orientation is mandatory for us. We get measured for our uniforms and what not then so there is no option to skip
    Orientation is more for the campus and computer system - I took a couple classes there, so don't need the training. I do need to get a few books, etc., but can do that "solo." The woman in charge of orientation was great, tho; said call her when I was on campus if I had any probs and she'd help me out then.

    Good luck!

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