How my first day went... - page 2

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My first day went very well. (I am in a BOCES PN program) We got there for orientation and they showed us how to sign in. There is a logbook in the back of the classroom and we have to initial and put the time we got there.... Read More


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    Quote from kconnor126
    That's how my orientation went. I don't start until Monday, maybe my first day will be a lot like yours? What was it like? Was it overwhelming?
    Friday was my first day and it was not overwhelming at all. My instructor is very keen on combating the perception that nurses 'eat their young' which is really inspiring IMHO. We had photos taken, started with our time-clock login/logout (the program is very fastidious about punctuality and missed time). We covered Chapter 1 of Christensen (Nursing History) and Chapter 6 (Nursing Process) including a little group work. It was an OK day considering the dry material.

    My biggest problem so far is curbing my desire to participate. I am a verbal learner so participation is integral to my learning process. Unfortunately it means I have to sit on my hands once in awhile and mouth the answers out. I certainly don't want to be disruptive to the class, there's 42 of us!
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    Quote from Kikikins
    Friday was my first day and it was not overwhelming at all. My instructor is very keen on combating the perception that nurses 'eat their young' which is really inspiring IMHO. We had photos taken, started with our time-clock login/logout (the program is very fastidious about punctuality and missed time). We covered Chapter 1 of Christensen (Nursing History) and Chapter 6 (Nursing Process) including a little group work. It was an OK day considering the dry material.

    My biggest problem so far is curbing my desire to participate. I am a verbal learner so participation is integral to my learning process. Unfortunately it means I have to sit on my hands once in awhile and mouth the answers out. I certainly don't want to be disruptive to the class, there's 42 of us!
    It sounds like you had a great day. We had our photos taken at orientation. I went up there yesterday to pay my tuition, I'm officially broke now, and the daytime program was in session and it got me so excited for Monday. That's pretty funny about having to sit on your hands, I'm the same way. One of my summer reading assignments was on the origins of nursing and yes I read it over a few times, but how well do we have to know who the matrons of nursing are?
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    Okkk! Time to breath! Orientation was fine on thrusday, kind of boring since all we did was go over the handbook and were given a bunch of advice on time managment and studying! That was interesting. We also went over what uniforms we need for clinicals and were given the model numbers for the uniforms. I'm still pondering to get two or three of them. We were also told that we will need the drug reference guide on monday even though it was not put on the list as books that start the course. As soon as they said something I ordered it on Amazon but it will not be here until tuesday so im weighing my options.
    Yesterday was our first day of real class. We went over alot of stuff and started the first chapter. Monday we are going in full throttle with the learning I'm rather excited!!! We also get our syllibus on Monday I cannot wait!! All in All I'm still excited and I know it will be awesome and stressful!!!! I'm glad we all had a so far so good start!
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    I am so glad that I signed up for this site gives me so much motivation to see so many other person are embarking on this journey with me also. We are the future nursing.


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