BEACON is... ineresting. The thing about it is that it's a year shorter than the traditional program (5 quarters instead of 9), so everything moves REALLY FAST. I started on the 5th, had 2 days of lecture, then went to "Skills Boot Camp" for two days and got checked off on everything from meds (PO, IM, SQ, ID, IV), catheters, enemas, suctioning, NG tubes, PPE, vitals, wound care, and a few other things. The following week I had 3 days of lecture and started clinicals at Good Sam. Tomorrow (in week 3) is my first exam, and I have an exam a week for the rest of the quarter.
It is FAST, but the instructors are all great so far. There are 24 of us in the group and we all have the same schedule, so we see each other A LOT, which has been nice to get to know everybody and form study groups.
Congrats on graduation, Ally! Where're you working now?