OnMyWay23 2,074 Views
Joined Apr 15, '12.
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The first semester we had 6 books. The second semester which I start in January we are adding in 7 books and continuing the use of 3 of the books from the previous semester. It seems as if the cost goes down each semester from what I have been told by those ahead of me at school.
We were allowed to start as long as the series itself was started and we got the rest of the series done on time and when expected. They do check that you continue them, so make sure you have them when you are supposed to!
Be open to accepting change as well. If something is not working for you, ask advice and take it. I had to totally change my way of studying. My past semester I had tons of roadblocks....my 15 year old son was hospitalized, our families only form of transportation blew the heads then the engine, and to top it off I was rear ended by a semi. By listening to advice of peers, study groups (which showed me different ways others studied), and just doing the best I could..I pulled Bs in all my nursing classes. If I would have had a "normal" semester that I could have attended every day, I would have gotten my As.
Short version: seek advice, take criticism constructively and not as a personal attack, and find the way that works for you!
I listen to Beethoven, Mozart, and the like while I study and do homework. I cannot have any words or I stop singing and so much for studying! lol
May 2015 for me! I attend Mercy College of Ohio.
Congratulations! Nice job
Thanks for this post! Tomorrow is actually my first day of the semester, actually officially being in the BSN program. Last year I did all my note taking with a laptop, it was just to much to lug around. This year I have a Samsung Galaxy tablet, the small one unofrtunately, that I purchased the keyboard case for and I was really thinking about using it for note taking. After reading what you put, I think I am going to give it a try!
Glad your first day went so well! Praying mine is as smooth
I am a firm believer in going after what you know in your heart you want. However, that being said, I also understand some of your struggles. My kids are older than yours...10, 12, and 15 now. But my middle child has vesicoureteral reflux and multi-cystic kidney disease as well and my other 2 have ASD. Nursing is a career I wanted to already be established in. At the time however, with the constant visits to the urologist and nephrologist for my daughter as well as therapy for my boys there was no way I could do it. And that was with support at the time that I could have had watch them or cover their appointments. I just felt that at that time in my life what I needed to concentrate on my kids.
Now, with all that being said, it does not mean you can't do it! Get yourself a back up plan, get a back up to your back and one to that even. Try to schedule your classes to were you have a day you are done early or a day you are off completely. I try to leave myself a day open for all appointments. Are you for certain facing surgery for your daughter? We were blessed in the fact that she stayed infection free and the reflux subsided, so no surgery was necessary. You have to search within yourself to see what is right for you and your situation. No 2 people's situations are exactly the same. But you have to be prepared to have someone else stand in for you on appointments or sick days if you want to go to school now.
Weigh your pros and cons, listen to your heart, talk to your family. After all that, make your decision. Just make sure it is a decision you can stick with and never regret it. Life takes you down paths for a reason! Best of luck to you and you family as well
I have not even started clinicals (this week) and I have already changed my mind. The whole time I was doing pre reqs I swore that the only thing I wanted to do was developmental disabilities. I have 2 children that are on the spectrum and one that was born with one kidney. Developmental disabilities is close to my heart and I will always advocate for it. However, while I was doing some searching around and just reading things on the internet, I decided that I just want to be a nurse working with individuals in an underserved area. I already talked it over with my husband and after we have both graduated (he is a semester behind me with his degree), we will move where ever that may take us. I want to help those that really need it, and this is one way I can
I just bought Nike sneakers for nursing school and I am not sure if they are acceptable or not
Amazon.com: Nike Women's Dart 9 Running: Shoes
My worries are that they are not completely white, which I hope is still acceptable.
These are the requirements for shoes that my nursing department said:
Plain, all white leather shoes/sneakers
No open toes or heelsThese can be nursing shoes or walking shoes manufactured by sports companiesNo clogs or open back shoes are allowed.No canvas or nylon shoes are permitted (essentially any shoe material that body fluids can soak through are not allowed).
Thanks in advance for answering my questions!
I went out with my husband tonight. We went to check out the new casino in town (I've never been in one) and have dinner there with the adults in the family. Needless to say, I allowed myself $10.00 to have some fun and lost it all in the slots! HA! Now tomorrow I will be scrubbing my house for one last time till the end of this semester. I told the kids they were responsible for keeping up on their chores and making sure their own laundry was in the basket so it is there when I go to do laundry on my study breaks.
My school had us do this pre-nursing school boot camp thing and one of the activities we had to do was create a 7-day planner. By doing that I was able to schedule plenty of time to be with family and friends while still having plenty of time to study. I don't think you have to give up your whole life to be a nursing student.
I don't believe you can over study, but you can study at the wrong time! I learned to never pick up or even look at my notes for a test the same day of. You should have all your studying done before that. I found that when I look at them the day of the test, I only partially see whats there and when the actual test comes, I second guess myself!
Definitely sending prayers your way! Your right, we all have/have had obstacles of our own. But, that does not make yours any less troublesome. You have been through struggles, and you have been brought through. Just remember to turn to God, he will bring you through it
Best of luck on the rest of your journey through nursing school!
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