Who else is starting 2nd Semester Nursing Program in January? - page 2

OK, so I keep feeling as if it was luck (and the grace of God) that I passed the first semester. I know I studied hard and organized my time properly but why was it that so many other people... Read More

  1. by   manna
    This is actually my 3rd semester, but only the 2nd semester of clinicals.

    I'm excited to go back - but I'm really nervous. I had med surg I clinicals at a small hospital, so we didn't get to perform alot of skills. I've never put in a foley, started or d/c an IV, put down an NG tube, gave an IM injection... and lots of my classmates have. I'm not really fully comfortable with my assessment skills, either. My main fear is that although I made decent grades, I didn't retain enough of the material from last semester. I'm hoping once I get back to school, some dormant part of my brain containing all the info will kick in and I'll remember. :chuckle

    Classes begin for us on Monday - the 10th. I'll have med surg II, OB, peds and psych clinicals. Also a cultural competence and leadership/management course. It is going to be BUSY! As far as hours in class goes, we generally have one week of class (8:30-4:30 x5d) then a week of clinical (6a until ...? x5d)
  2. by   kim93079
    I have been enjoying the break. We go back on the 18th and we go to class 2 days a week and clinicals 2 days a week. We start peds, ob, and one day surg. I think we also spend a day with the NP and child care. It will be wild this semester, our theories class went up to 6 credit hours and we do Pharm this semester. Whew I will be so busy. I am getting tired just thinking of it. OMG I forgot about all the PAPERWORK I will have to do and studying and paper to write... please somebody hand me some valium.......
  3. by   stephiebob/lpn2rn
    Where do you go to school NURSEBUNKY? I live in Forsyth, about 40min. south of you. I attend Gordon College in Barnesville. I start my first semester next week (I'm in a bridge program) I also have OB & Psych. Dont really know what to expect yet
  4. by   Mej
    I start the 2nd semester Jan. 17th and am excited but nervous as well. I did well in my clinicals but average on exams last semester.

    I attend classes 2 days/week and clinicals 2 days/week.

    Good luck to the rest of you!
  5. by   jemommyRN
    I am definitly excited to go back, because the sooner it comes, the sooner it goes!!!!!!!!
  6. by   NurseBunky
    Quote from stephiebob/lpn2rn
    Where do you go to school NURSEBUNKY? I live in Forsyth, about 40min. south of you. I attend Gordon College in Barnesville. I start my first semester next week (I'm in a bridge program) I also have OB & Psych. Dont really know what to expect yet
    I'm at Gordon too!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   manna
    I can agree with that, JEmommy!

    Just hoping I don't have a nervous breakdown in checkoffs this semester like I did last time! Word has it that I have the hardest instructor's clinical rotation first this semester!
  8. by   gsunursingstudent
    I'm totally scared and nervous about my second semester. It starts this Monday (the 10th). I'm taking Med-Surg (w/clinical), Mental Health (w/clinical), and a Critical Research class. I did good my first semester, pulled off 3 A's and 2 B's, but it was very overwhelming and stressful. Now all I think about is not having time for anything and wanting to pull my hair out at the same time. But I love learning, the readings are the real killer. Well, Good Luck to everyone this semester !!
  9. by   studentnurse74
    I had 3 weeks off, and spent two training for a student nurse extern position at a hospital. I go back Monday the 10th. I'm not ready to, but I'm ready b/c the sooner I go back, the sooner I'll get done! 3 semesters and counting! :hatparty:
  10. by   bassplayerrob
    I start back tomorrow on my 2nd semester. I have enjoyed nursing school. I go part time evenings and weekends. Our program is spread out in 4 semesters for AAS/RN. I work full-time as a Respiratory Therapist Tues-Friday. To the person who feels like Nursing school is like a Catholic school, we have a few instructors that are not as "nice". Our instructor in the part-time program is great. She is very helpful and treats us like humans. The content at times is somewhat challenging and it certainly doesn't help if the nursing instructors aren't caring and compassionate toward students. I'm not saying they should give people grades they didn't earn, but they could at least be nice to them.

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