First week what you may want to prepare for!

  1. Alright guys I started school Monday and its been a crazy week I don't know how the school your attending us but here's what we did....

    8 hours of lectures Monday- Thursday
    In between lectures we worked on med term
    Learned how to do vital signs, assessments & hand hygiene
    For the hole first month we will be going over Basic Nursing-asepsis HIPPAA , nurse practice act and so on we will start clinicals next month yea fast the rest of this month we get checked off on bed making bed bath catheters ect
    We have a test Monday over 9 chapters and just my advice learn to take your own notes don't just use the notes they give you an read the extra boxes in the chapters
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  3. by   RebeccaAM
    Thanks! This will be helpful. I start school in August. I'm really excited and nervous at the same time. Good luck to you, and keep posting updates of how it's going for ya!
  4. by   Mwillis3
    ^^^^^^what she said!! Good luck!
  5. by   jheath
    Thanks for this post! I start school on Monday, however I guess Monday we are having a slow day. We are supposed to only bring a pen, pencil, notebook, and highlighter. We are getting our photo ids I believe and going over policies that should have been done at orientation, however orientation was a JOKE!
  6. by   Philly_LPN_Girl
    Practice doing NCLEX styled questions because 99.9% of your exams will have them nothing is straight forward. Good Luck
  7. by   ashley.wilson
    Good luck you guys and ill try to update as much a possible also I advise reading up on clinical thinking a lot of questions are scenario type question which can be confusing preety much all the answers will be right but you need to know the best answer in the situations
  8. by   ashley.wilson
    Oh and I was super nervous too but when I woke up the first day it was like I wasn't nervous any more it was weird lol and I promise everyone there will be just as nervous trust me I asked all the people I talked to lol and yes your first day will be pretty slow pretty much doing introduction to teachers and such but be ready you'll probably dive head first the next day
  9. by   Blessed_365
    i start next month and im nervous as well; however we have a two day mandatory orientation the end of this month to go over rules and ATI testing. I think the thing that has me nervous the most is when the dean of the school told us at our first meeting to get our schedule on Monday that we may have to forget having a social life (that's a given fact) but also forget about eating a daily decent meal and have to settle for sandwiches...:***:
  10. by   LoriRNCM
    Nine chapters? OMG I better start reading. Was that all from your Fundamentals book?
  11. by   ashley.wilson
    Yes all fundamentals everyday all day lol
  12. by   Esme12
    Congratulations! on starting your nursing journey. I just need to correct's HIPAA not peeve....

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It has been known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Act after two of its leading sponsors. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.

    This act gives the right to privacy to individuals from age 12 through 18. The provider must have a signed disclosure from the affected before giving out any information on provided health care to anyone, including parents.

    The administrative simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the U.S. health care system
    Health Information Privacy
  13. by   ashley.wilson
    Ha sorry I'm on my phone and I didn't spell check
  14. by   sr20alex
    Hah, i started this week too. Pretty much the same course

    9 Chapters, test is on monday. Class is 7:45-4:15. Nonstop reading so far.