southerngirl 966 Views
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Hey Eaglegirl!! Are ya bored yet!! I saw your post and had to reply!!! Its so great to say we're grads!!!! We made it!!
When I first began my journey, I was faced with a decision between two schools. I am so thankful that I went with my heart's decision of NGCSU.
I must add that at NGCSU the instructors are wonderful and you actually end up with some time for family!
Hi! I just wanted to say that both Athens Tech and NGCSU are great programs. I'm currently in the NGCSU program and LOVE it! I think you will be happy with either one. I've had a few friends go to athens tech and the program sounds similar. So if you get in one and not the other don't be to upset. Good luck to you! Just don't give up, GPC is a stressful program and nursing school doesn't have to be all stress. Keep your chin up and good luck!
Hi! It is a uniform advantage store at southlake and uniform world in decatur in suburban plaza. Good luck! They are also having a sale on shoes this month.
Hi! I'm not sure if this helps but I know there is one at southlake mall and one in Decatur on Church street. If you are at GA state that might be a close good choice. Good luck!
Whatever you do don't give up! Try taking additional classes towards your BSN while you are waiting. You might even find it quicker to apply for a BSN program. I hope you get answers soon. Good luck!
Try amazon. I've got a friend who sold some of her books on there. You should also ask some of the 1st year students at your school. I bought some of my books for second year that way. Good luck!
I graduated from gordon in 1996 from the nursing program, my son starts this fall so he will be class of 2007!
I was out of school for many years, and too had to take some test...I ended up taking "developmental" math (algebra, got an A).
I freaked out the other day because he hadn't had all of his HEP B injections,
but called the school and said, it's fine, just have to have all immunizations before starting fall clinicals.
Forgot how expensive books are. you can find alot on www.half.com
Congratulations to you! My sons' name is Jake, 6'0", dark hair, nice young
man. (not trying to hook you up or anything), he was concerned that he would be the "only male" in the class (there were only 4 in my class).
What I remember from school is STUDY, STUDY, STUDY, AND THEN STUDY SOME MORE! I would make index cards with notes and walk around the lake at my church and just study... Study the chapters you will cover BEFORE lecture, so it is fresh in your mind when you are in lecture.
What I remember from clinicals is: Clean SHOES!!! Make SURE your white shoes are white...I can remember a gal being sent home cause her shoes were scuffed and she didn't have any shoe polish to fix them...
Good LUCK to YOU! Nursing is wonderful and you will have more shifts and opportunities than you will know what to do!
I agree that some stress is important. Just know that all schools are not set up to make you fail. It is important to be able to handle the stress level without losing it in class and at clinicals. If you are trying to decide on a program ask around. Others will tell you their experiences and their opinions. Just remember that it is their own thoughts. Everyone deals with stress uniquely and you may not have the same experience. Good luck to you!!!
It may also help to remember that every nurse, pt, cna, na, etc before you has learned to handle it. If they can, there is no reason why you can't. It's all in your head.
This is what I do, I swear it works. Learn to breath through your mouth only. Be careful not to hyperventilate.
No it is not silly. They have this room spray you can use if the smell is just too much! Just take a deep breath and tell yourself you can handle what comes your way! Show no fear, before you know it you'll become an old hat at it. Just remember that the instructors are there to help, they won't let you do anything that would risk their license and patient safety. Enjoy your clinicals and use it for the most learning experiences. Good luck to you!
If you can hear when using it, then I would go ahead and use it for now. It really is ok not to spend $100 on a new one. They often sprout legs and walk off at clinicals. I would use the one you were given unless you feel like you want another one. Besides, there is so much other stuff you will have to purchase. Good luck!
I, like many of us, am staring my first semester in August. I've been a stay-at-home mom since the birth of my twins six years ago. I have been going to school for the last two years but I know that nursing school will demand a whole lot more of my time. I'm looking for ideas on what kinds of things others have done to make life easier at home before school starts so that the house runs smoothly during school. I am not the best housekeeper on the norm, and of course, I do all the shopping and pay the bills and set all the doc/dentist appts., etc. Have any of you found a routine that works for you? I hope this makes sense. LOL!!! I'm just down to one month before school starts and I want to get all my ducks in a row. Thanks in advance for any input.
I have taken both of these classes. I also know students who have completed them online. Basically I've heard they are possible with dedication and being focused on your work. I'm not sure if you are overloading yourself, but I took the classes seperately because there was a large amount of information to learn for both courses. Good luck to you!
I just want to wish you best of luck. Please contact your board and school for more info. It is always better getting the information straight from the source who knows. Good luck to you.
I know this happens a lot when other students talk about difficulty level. Before you know it you're stressed out! Pharm isn't bad at all brush up on basic math skills, ratios, decimal points etc. I've really enjoyed the Incredibly Easy book for Patho. Once I started reading my med surg for this fall, I decided to use this book to go into each system and it's disorders. I don't think it would be tough. If you loved A&P I think you won't have problems with patho! Good luck to you.
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