Nursing School Jitters? - page 4

I start Nursing School Janurary 14th @ 8am. My schedule is 8am-5pm M-F until we start clinicals which are 7:30am-3pm. 9 hour school days are LONG! whew. I'm having such jitters, wow. I'm very very... Read More

  1. by   jla623
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    Ahh that sucks! I only got half $12,000 of the $20,000 I need. So I called them yesterday and asked if I could give them $10,000 ( I need $2,000 for Christmas and other things, shoes, book bags, etc for school) and I told them I'd pay them all my income tax return which is usually large and then pay the rest of the $3000 or $4000 off in payments? They agreed, told me not to worry all is okay, wow! I cannot believe it was that simple. In fact I go in for my Interview on the 3rd I'm so nervous. Have you already went in for an interview, if so, what did it involve?
    Wow! I wish mine was the simple. I have been calling the school and the bank about my loan back and forth for like 2 weeks and running in circles trying to get everything taken care of. Hopefully this loan I am about to apply for will get to me in time...

    An interview for what??
  2. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from jla623
    Wow! I wish mine was the simple. I have been calling the school and the bank about my loan back and forth for like 2 weeks and running in circles trying to get everything taken care of. Hopefully this loan I am about to apply for will get to me in time...

    An interview for what??

    Man, I hope you get it all straight before school, I know how stressful this can all be and thats the LAST thing you need! Not along with normal pre-nursing school jitters.
    Well at my private school I have to go in for an Interview. They interview each and every student, like a job. We have to get all dressed up and sit before the director and they'll ask questions like:

    1. Why do you want to be a nurse.
    2 Why did you choose our school?
    3 Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs, 10 yrs. etc.
    4 How do you handle stressful situations
    5 What would you do if you found a classmate cheating
    6 What makes you unique / strong?

    you know, things like that! In which I'm not usually good under pressure. lol whew.

    So when will you find out about your new loan?
  3. by   jla623
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    Man, I hope you get it all straight before school, I know how stressful this can all be and thats the LAST thing you need! Not along with normal pre-nursing school jitters.
    Well at my private school I have to go in for an Interview. They interview each and every student, like a job. We have to get all dressed up and sit before the director and they'll ask questions like:

    1. Why do you want to be a nurse.
    2 Why did you choose our school?
    3 Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs, 10 yrs. etc.
    4 How do you handle stressful situations
    5 What would you do if you found a classmate cheating
    6 What makes you unique / strong?

    you know, things like that! In which I'm not usually good under pressure. lol whew.

    So when will you find out about your new loan?
    Oh my gosh! We don't have to do that at our school....So you got accepted and you STILL have to interview? I have never heard of this. Unless they are going to surprise me!! haha.

    I probably won't know about my new loan until next week at the earliest. I know I will be approved, it is just a matter of WHEN I will get it. I am quitting my job next month so I need that money! Ha
  4. by   LMRN10
    I am paying out of pocket for my classes, books, everything. I was getting tuition reimbursement, but not anymore, so I decided I don't want loans to pay off after school, so I will just pay it as I go. I am done with pre-req's, so I have the Nursing classes to pay for only.

    My schedule is as follows (from Jan-May)

    Monday: 4:30PM - 9:50PM Clinicals
    Wednesday: 4:30PM - 5:20 PM Test
    Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM Lecture
    Thursday: 4:30 PM - 6:50 PM Lab
  5. by   jackson145
    I start RN Jan 14, but my first semester is basically half days. After the first 6 weeks of fundamentals, we have a full day of clinicals on Thurs. Doesn't seem like much compared to my husbands first semester of LPN
  6. by   IndyMitchell
    What school are you going to go too?
    tina
  7. by   jackson145
    Ivy Tech Bloomington Indiana
  8. by   NoviceRN10
    I am still talking myself into starting on January 14th . I have four young children to schlep around and I am so worried how I'm going to maintain my sanity and theirs through two years of nursing school. I am not worried about the house or laundry, I am more worried about the stress of getting kids out of bed earlier than they are used to (this won't happen until my second 8 wk class), dropping my littlests off for some stranger to care for , driving around like a madwoman from school to daycare, and the older kid's school so I don't go over my time limits with latch key and daycare. I have such inner turmoil I don't know what to do with myself! I have a fear of the unknown, which is my main problem. This could all work out okay, like a well-oiled machine. I could be fretting over nothing. I just feel like I am about to put six people through hell. Why am I so worried? At least we sort of get to ease into my new routine, it won't be a big shock to the system for us. I don't think. I don't know !
  9. by   IndyMitchell
    :spin:WOW, i know what you mean. I'm not sure who is goin to be more stressed the family or me?? I am soo glad my youngest at home is 14 yrs. old, but I take her to school now because I can and starting in Jan. she is goin to have to ride the bus and don't know anyone on it. We just moved to this school this school year. So she is not lookin forward to that, BUT she should only have to ride the bus 2 days a week.. I'm not worried about the house either. Just the thought about not being able to go and be with the family, we are all 3 together ALL the time, when not in school.
    Oh well with GODS help and our will WE WILL MAKE IT...
    tina
  10. by   bluewolf9193
    I hear you, IndyMitchell...my youngest is also 14. He's been riding the bus since 1st grade, however, getting up and out of the house is always awful! Even today it's a scramble to get out of the house with lunch and backpack intact! My timing in starting nursing school is partly due to this and now I feel my son can do/should do it on his own - plenty other kids (younger, too) in our small neighborhood community can. I guess this will be proven when I leave the house at 6:15am on my cinical day (the bus comes at 8:30) of the three days that I attend school. I think its maybe ME - when I'm not around he is pretty self sufficient. When he gets on the bus or to school, he'll text messege me so it reassures me that he's okay and didn't miss the bus. BTW - love text messeging...doesn't disrupt during class and really helps me keep in touch with my kids during the day. Next Fall won't be much of a problem as my kids will be in the same high school. Anyway, I wish you the best!
  11. by   catzy5
    Quote from lmm1019
    Oh, I'm right there with you! I work full-time and have a husband, a daughter and a dog and yes, I worry about how I will juggle it all, but I know where there is a will, there is a way and I will figure out what works best for me!!!

    As far as cleaning, we have talked about having someone come in and do the basics...vacuum, dusting, mopping. Everything else will be kept up with as far as picking up and laundry and dishes. Mostly will be my husbands duty. Not sure if he realizes that yet, but he will soon enough...

    Best of luck figuring it all out!!! I have orientation on January 7 and then we begin on January 23. I'll be freaking out right along with you until then!

    I am right there with you, I keep reminding myself daily that hundreds of people become nurses every year, you have to take it one day at a time.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from jla623
    I don't have as much class as everyone else either! I haven't picked my schedule yet because we don't get to until December, but I have already picked mine out and it isn't NEAR as much as everyone else has and I am in an accelerated program...

    Here is my tentative schedule:

    M-OFF
    T-Clinicals (basically all day)
    W-9am-3pm
    Th-9am-11:30am
    F-OFF
    Sat-OFF
    Sun-OFF
    yes that is nearly exactly like mine. I guess we will be doing a lot of independent studying!
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from lmm1019
    I am paying out of pocket for my classes, books, everything. I was getting tuition reimbursement, but not anymore, so I decided I don't want loans to pay off after school, so I will just pay it as I go. I am done with pre-req's, so I have the Nursing classes to pay for only.

    My schedule is as follows (from Jan-May)

    Monday: 4:30PM - 9:50PM Clinicals
    Wednesday: 4:30PM - 5:20 PM Test
    Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM Lecture
    Thursday: 4:30 PM - 6:50 PM Lab

    I am paying out of pocket too, however, I live in California, where school is very reasonable (state and community colleges) CC is only 20. a credit, I just registered for my whole first semester to the tune of $240.00 total! love California! The thing that will kill me are the books, I have started to buy already.

    I don't know if any of you are Barnes and noble club memembers but I have bought a couple text books through them with my memebership card, I saved quite a bit of money! if you know the ISBN of the books you need you should check out BN.com

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