firewifeRN 1,317 Views
Joined Jan 17, '12.
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My program was that the hair had to be off the collar and secured. So chin length or shorter was acceptable. Pony tails were not permitted as 1. the hair was still "free flowing" and 2. it was a safety issue as a psych, altered, or irritated/agitated patient could pull your pony tail (a previous student from my school had heir pony tail yanked right out of her head, with some skin, requiring medical intervention, by a violent patient).
Ok first of all I dont see how pointing out that you are African American has anything to do with wanting to know what nursing school is like. I am from the south as well and maybe the reason why there is a stigma is because people make it that way and always think they are "victims". You said " i know this isnt a big deal".. well if its not a big deal then dont make it a big deal. and " i know this shouldnt be a factor in my education" statement shows that apparently you are making it a factor. And then you continued to say "now that the sad stuff is out of the way".. Are you trying to make somebody feel sorry for you??? Because thats not how its going to work in nursing school. Everybody is equal no matter the color of your skin. Some of my teachers dont even want to hear anything come out of our mouth about anything remotely personal whatsoever. You work your butt off, get no sleep, sacrifice family and friends, and study study study! The end.
Well I ordered the Saunders NCLEX book so when it comes in I will be starting to review some.. Plus I need to start reviewing dosage calc before school starts because we have to make 100% on all out exams before and after each semester to move on...
I think that you can apply to LVN program but dont give up your pre-req classes either. That way if you do not get in LVN first try you can still pursue RN. And I truely believe what is meant to be at this moment will fall right into place.
December 2013!! Still have three semesters left but atleast I have one down!! woohoo! But these summers off are making me forget how to study, sure hope it all comes back to me in the fall!
Hey all SNs! I have finished first level and have been off for the summer until 2nd level in August and I feel like I am forgetting some things... main thing being nclex style questions. I have a summer job and am too tired during the week when I get off and on the weekends I clean my house and take my daughter to do things while we have the chance... Anyone else in the same boat??? Just venting!
I agree! at the beginning I had time to read before lectures but that only lasted a couple weeks! read ahead!
I would suggest maybe your hubby finding a job and maybe you switching to waitressing if you have to work. I don't work and I am in nursing school and honestly I don't see how people can work during clinicals because I can't. I already don't get sleep as it is. Also you could cut bills that you don't "need" such as tv and whatever else extra that y'all may have. you could also have a stage sale to raise some money. Do you have a savings account? Because we did but it's low right now because we used it for help. also do u have family or friends to help watch the kids while you and your hubby are working? that will save on child care too. It will be a lot of sacrifice and hardly seeing your family but if this is what your dream is then y'all will make it through!
my first impression is that you do not want it bad enough. It's sounds like you want to be a nurse but you don't want to work hard to get it. I've only completed first level going into second level and this is what I have wanted since I was a little girl. there were times I wanted to quit BUT I wanted it more than I didn't..ya know?? and I will do whatever it takes to become and RN! It sounds like you have no disicpline. May I ask how old you are? Because when I graduated high school I went straight to college when I was 18 and started taking my Pre Reqs for clinicals and acted like you are explaining but I was not depressed just young and didn't want to do it. So after I had my daughter I decided that the feeling of wanting to be a nurse never went away and I went back and started all over made straight As and got into the program first try. this is the only thing I want to be and I will get it. It sounds like you just don't have the heart and you are making excuses. It's not fair that the teachers keep giving you more chances and you keep doing the same thing. Somebody else who is more determined could be taking your spot but instead they are giving you more chances and you arent taking it seriously. Nursing school is very hard and you have to give up everything in life and sacrifice everything for it and that includes sleep! I think you should take a break and figure out if this is truly what you want and if you are willing to put everything on hold and make those sacrifices. Not being rude at all just saying how it seems. I wish the best of luck to you and hope you figure out what you want to do.
Im attending an ADN program in Texas which requires us to take health care Spanish.. Has anyone else taken it? Is it hard? I really hate that I have too durin clinicals but I would rather in second level than third or fourth... We have the option to take death and dying but I spoke to the teacher about the class and one of her requirements is to have a living will, which I've been planning on doing anyway, but I just don't feel somebody should be made to do that.
my school does not require a certain score for end of semester hesi exams but they are 10% of final grade. However, the exit hesi to graduate has to 900 or above. In first level I made an 835 on my fundamentals hesi which I was very proud of because I didn't study at all I was too bust trying to study for finals. I don't graduate until dec 2013 but I am still worried about exit hesi and what is the best way to study for a hesi? I start second level in the fall and we have our pharm hesi at the end of semester which I took in first level and my teacher was terrible! I feel like i did not learning of anything so I'm really worried about that too.. I guess I'm just venting but of anyone knows a good book to study please let me know!
No sleep!!! Sometimes you are so sleep deprived it will make you cry! I know I have but i got through first level somehow! And here comes second level ... At my school we don't pick our schedules but I heard in 4th level we do so we shall see.
No it won't be impossible but just be prepared! I remember one night I was up late doing 2 care plans and had clinicals all that day and it was 1am and I had clinicals the next day and I was already up for almost a full 24 hr period so I just started to cry! All I wanted to do was sleep but I made it through first level and about to start second. Just don't forget why you decided to become a nurse and work hard to get it
anyone else just finish first level and wonder how you got through it? Me too! And I still never got into a good study routine! I did what I could but I need more suggestions on study habits.. I used to have the best study habits until I got into clinicals and when I started it was like I had no clue what I was doing but somehow ended with two As and two Bs!
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