I managed to knock a lot of money off of books through Amazon
. And YES you will use all of them! And they are books you will most likely keep and will be useful to you in your career, so don't feel like they are a total waste of money...like you will never crack them open. YOU WILL. Everyday for the next 4 semesters of your life.
When you start doing care plans
and really need your drug book, med dictionary, etc... you'll be thankful they made you buy all of those books.
Fast and furious does not begin to describe it! We learned how to give bolus feedings/PO meds via feeding tube and then two weeks later were doing it in clinical! Most of us had zero health care experience beyond doing it on a dummy once or twice in lab. Our clincical instructor was letting us do things we did NOT feel prepared to do... get used to the feeling though, I don't think we ever felt prepared for anything... it's just go, go, go... trying to cram everything in your head...
When you find out who you have for lab, let me know... I hope that you get Carol and Brenda!! I heard that you guys will be the first group to have time limits on doing procedures... probably because we were taking too long! Some people were taking nearly 30 minutes to insert their catheters... I don't know how we ever got through that course.
I wonder how much you will be balancing along with nursing school
, a job or children?? I was amazed at the single moms/single dads working their way through the program...
I came here half a year ago looking for Ivy Tech Fort Wayne students and found none.
Nice to meet you!