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Hi. In Septemeber I Will Begin Rutgers University. I Am Aspiring To Become A L.d.r.p. Nurse. I Am Anxious & Nervous About Beginning College. Any Advice/ecouragement?
I hope you come to love Rutgers! I spent 1 1/2 years there as a full-time student about 20 years ago, followed by 8 years as a part-time night student. It can be a little overwhelming at first because it's a huge university and everything is spread out. When you get there, try and visit the library, bookstores and walk the campus a bit to familiarize yourself with the layout. Buses are frequent from campus to campus, but if you have classes on different campuses, take the bus and time the trip so you know what to expect. Add additional 10-20 minutes in case it rains/snows.
When you get to class, get a feel for your fellow students and exchange contact info so that if you run late or miss for any reason, someone is looking out for you.
Rutgers will offer a good education for a good price. Some of the basic classes like Chem 101 and 102 will take place in huge auditoriums with 200+ students. This can be overwhelming too, especially if your high school/previous college was small. Try and sit up front in class and tape the lecture. Don't hesitate to ask questions when you are in your smaller class groups.
Good luck. I hope it all works out well for you.