Will going to school for nursing fly by? Tips for nursing student

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    So I'm a freshman in college for nursing.Will going to school for nursing an getting inti program fly by? ??

    I really have a big heart to help people!!I want to be able to bless and hope those less fortunate and save LIVES!!!
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    It flew by for me. Now while I was in school? It seemed to never freaking end! But by my last semester, I was freaking out because I couldn't believe I was almost done, and was facing my NCLEX. Now it's all over and feels like it was just yesterday. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun as well, remember to savor the fun parts! It's only been a month, and I'm lucky because I am in my job orientation with some of my favorite classmates, but I already miss some of them.
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    It's not going by fast enough. I am graduating in May 2014 and it feels like an eternity. I have a mantra though, "just 3 more semesters, just 3 more semesters.." Granted, by time I do finish, I will have 8 years of university under my belt..
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    LOL, I had 7.5 years of college under my belt when I graduated, but it all really does fly by. It doesn't seem like it at the time, but then you are done, and holy cow, it's really OVER. And then the freak out begins because you want to go call the nurse, and you ARE the nurse! Hahaha.
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    I just got engaged & decided to wait until I graduate (in 2 years) to actually get married. I hope it flies by... I am ready to marry my man!
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    How can I be a better student?? Ace my CLASSES??.What's the best day to get accosted in the program?? What point classes do I need.

    This is gonna be a long journey. Any tips about certain classes to take?? How can I do CNA while doing college. Is there another way?
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 14, '13
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    Check with your state entity that certifies nursing assistants (may be Dept of Health or Board of Nursing) Most states have an option that a nursing student who has successfully completed Fundamentals of Nursing or Nursing 1 (depends on what your school calls the course) can challenge the practical test for CNA and waive the written exam, as long as your program director verifies that you successfully completed the class and have met the competencies to sit for the exam.

    As far as coursework, you need to check with the admissions or nursing department at your school of choice. Most have a specific course order to take as well as specific pre-requisite courses (A&P, microbiology, nutrtion, English, biology, statistics, etc.) that must be completed before starting the nursing core courses.
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    For me, the 2 years of ADN school felt like it took 10 years off my life! I can't believe I feel that way when I always wished I had more time to come up with fee money, or more time to study, finish a project, or prepare for clinical, and mostly just to sleep a solid 5-7 hours(very rare). No, for me the only thing that "flew by" were paychecks, good moods, and confident moments


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