Who starts school this week!!!

  1. I start September 5th, at 8am. We have Lecture all day and then Friday i have skills lab all day. My schedule is really Monday 8-2:30(lecture), Wednesday 7-3(Hospital/clinical), Friday 9-2:30(skills lab). But they want us to learn the basic before we get a patient, so our schedule for the first 4 weeks is different. I have :

    Monday-Lecture- 8a-3p
    Tuesday-Lecture-8a -3p
    Friday- skills lab - 9a-3p

    for the first 4 weeks, and then it is back to my regular schedule when clinical starts. The first week we only have 1 lecture day though due to labor day tomorrow. But thats ok cause it gives us a chance to get the overwhelmed first day feeling out of our system cause we have a week in between lecture classes this week.

    So is anyone else starting this week with me?

    Andy
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   SH4NNON
    I start on Tuesday too. I'm terrified!! It's a good kind of terrified though...I'm very excited.
    I've been out of school for 5 years, but it feels like much longer than that.
    My whole first week is basically orientation, so I guess they work us in slowly
  4. by   kayel
    I start Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.!! Pretty excited and quite nervous!!!! GL to all!
  5. by   nursemama2be
    I have orientation all day on wed... and officially start on thurs.. but i only have one class that day... i am sooooo nervous.. i feel like i am going to puke
  6. by   Dratz
    I start second year on Wednesday......and trust me when I say this...I am ready to KICK BUTT...(figuratively speaking that is lol) .....Very pumped about all the extra studying I did over the summer and I did a TON....and as much as I hate writing papers, I did quite a bit of research over the summer so now my papers will take me less time to do. I have figured out TONS of creative ideas on how to teach my classmates and get them involved in learning...(will share if asked)... oh man, I reviewed fluids and electrolytes until I was blue, figured out a way to remember ABG's, did math calc's till sunrise sometimes, and so much more...

    I was Totally addicted to Allnurses.com all summer and still am... and found sooooooo much information on the boards that helped me understand all the mumbo jumbo I learned in first year. So many AHA moments!!...it was so great.

    So yep, I took time to smell the roses this summer too but I also worked very hard to grasp the information I learned in first year. And it sure helped that I had time to let concepts sink in. BRING IT ON BABY!!

    Good luck to you all!!
  7. by   Megsd
    I start tomorrow, and I can't believe it. I have been doing so much over the past two years to get ready for nursing school that I can't believe that all I have left to do is... go to nursing school!

    My schedule for this week is:
    Tuesday Lecture 9-12, Lecture/Lab 2-6
    Wednesday Lecture 8-12
    Thursday and Friday Skills Lab 8-2

    I start clinicals next week.
  8. by   missqueenqann
    I start Wed. Sept 6th. 7:15 to 3:15. I can't wait. I wish everyone the best of Luck with your schooling. Remember to take care of yourself.
  9. by   StudentNurseAbby
    I start tomorrow too! I'm so nervous but good nervous!

    Tuesday: 8-2
    Wednesday: 8-3
    Thursday: 9-4
    Friday: 10-12 and then I have A&P from 1-4.

    It's crazy. My birthday is saturday but I feel like I won't be able to move or think at that point. lol
  10. by   shellsgogreen
    Quote from dratz
    i start second year on wednesday......and trust me when i say this...i am ready to kick butt...(figuratively speaking that is lol) .....very pumped about all the extra studying i did over the summer and i did a ton....and as much as i hate writing papers, i did quite a bit of research over the summer so now my papers will take me less time to do. i have figured out tons of creative ideas on how to teach my classmates and get them involved in learning...(will share if asked)... oh man, i reviewed fluids and electrolytes until i was blue, figured out a way to remember abg's, did math calc's till sunrise sometimes, and so much more...

    i was totally addicted to allnurses.com all summer and still am... and found sooooooo much information on the boards that helped me understand all the mumbo jumbo i learned in first year. so many aha moments!!...it was so great.

    so yep, i took time to smell the roses this summer too but i also worked very hard to grasp the information i learned in first year. and it sure helped that i had time to let concepts sink in. bring it on baby!!

    good luck to you all!!
    dang! that is awesome! i'm also a second year student starting back this week and am wondering what the heck have i been doing all summer heh.....actually i did do some preparation, but i never quite feel as though i've done enough...

    and you're right about this board, there is a lot of great info and it's always nice to hear stories from others who are going through the same thing...
    hope everyone has a great semester!
  11. by   sassyRN73
    I start back tonight at 4pm AARRGH! I am starting my last year of my ADN program and I swear I am going to puke! Work is also being a total pain in the a** regarding my schedule, and apparently just changed their minds this week about it. Well, looks like I will definitely be spending alot of this semester going crazy. I'm so ready for school to start, we have med surg & pedi this semester so it's gonna be fun. Good luck to all of you starting school and may the force be with you!!!
  12. by   ladybugsea
    I start Nursing 1 tonight. Found out last night that my mother has gone crazy and is leaving my father after 31 years in a wonderful marriage. I'm doing okay, but it has put a damper on my excitement (although I have been too upset to get nervous about tonight!), and I feel like my 'rock' has been shattered. I so badly need a mother-figure right now, and I no longer feel like I have one. This has certainly made me realize how important my own marriage is to me, and that I need to take extra good care of it for the next two years. Anyway, I just thought it was ironic that my expected crisis while in nursing school is probably happening right off the bat. So if I can get through the next few weeks, I think I'll be good. I'm sad that my memory of this first night of school will be an upsetting one.
  13. by   charebec65
    Quote from SH4NNON
    I've been out of school for 5 years, but it feels like much longer than that.
    I start back today, Wednesday the 6th. I graduated from a PN program on Aug. 10, have taken and passed my NCLEX and am starting the ADN program at a local college. I need something like 4 classes aside from their nursing classes to get my ADN and I'm knocking 2 of those out this fall. I'll take my license in as soon as I get it from the state and should be able to get into the next transition class. I would have taken more classes but my IV certification course starts in about 3 weeks and I really do need to start looking for a job now that I'm officially a nurse..... I'm sure my hubby would appreciate it...

    Sh4nnon, you'll be fine. As you can see, I'm an older student. When I started the PN program I'd been out of high school for 23 years and had graduated from college 13 years previously. I was afraid that after so many years and 5 kids my brain would be mush but did quite well. You just have to learn how to study again. You'll be fine...

    Good luck to all.....
  14. by   kayel
    Quote from ladybugsea
    I start Nursing 1 tonight. Found out last night that my mother has gone crazy and is leaving my father after 31 years in a wonderful marriage. I'm doing okay, but it has put a damper on my excitement (although I have been too upset to get nervous about tonight!), and I feel like my 'rock' has been shattered. I so badly need a mother-figure right now, and I no longer feel like I have one. This has certainly made me realize how important my own marriage is to me, and that I need to take extra good care of it for the next two years. Anyway, I just thought it was ironic that my expected crisis while in nursing school is probably happening right off the bat. So if I can get through the next few weeks, I think I'll be good. I'm sad that my memory of this first night of school will be an upsetting one.
    I'm so sorry, that's a very sad surprise for two days before nursing school! I pray you are able to work through it ok and that you somehow have a great first week of nursing school despite it.

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