First Year In Nursing School - page 2

hello. i'm new to this. i will be starting nursing school in august and i was wondering if i could get some feedback as far as what to expect my first semester/year. from what i've heard is that the... Read More

  1. by   Tx-top nurse
    Hi, Congrats to everyone who got accepted in their schools.
    I am reapplying for the 4th time, but this time I am applying to about 7 schools in hopes of getting accepted to. I was just wondering if anyone knows the best way to start studying for the pharmacology. What is the best book to buy, how do you accurately study for it, and are there other classes which need a jump start before the semester begins.

    again, congratulations to all future nursing students :hatparty:
  2. by   zulu1
    Hallo Dallas people!
    Am in scotland but want to study in Dallas. Someone please recommend me a good community college. I have been searching but havent found luck yet.
    Congratulations to all those starting Uni soon.
  3. by   krisfroggie
    Quote from studentnurse04
    hello. i'm new to this. i will be starting nursing school in august and i was wondering if i could get some feedback as far as what to expect my first semester/year. from what i've heard is that the first semester is the hardest.

    thanks
    ss :spin:
    welcome to nursing!!! i am sorry, but i do not agree, but do not worry. the hardest part is getting in to nursing school. just stay focused and you will do fine. i have been a nurse for almost 10 years and i love it. i could not see myself doing anything else. even though nursing school is hard, the rewards are so great that it makes the sacrifice well worth while. good luck!!!! kris.
  4. by   aldedmon
    But enough about me.
    If you leave your personal life at home/ out of you soon to become fulltime professional life...you'll make it. However if you mix all that personal $#!t up in your school life(be that listen to someone else gripe about relationship stuff or trying to help a friend get her life back on track after his/her sweetheart broke theirs), then you will be setting yourself up for possible failure.

    (me, I made an "A" in Pharm..that was the original topic and I didn't find it all that difficult. I took in last month(27 days of june to be exact) along with Assessment(27 days also) and Patho(its a 12 week course). I am currently taking therapeutics/clinicals and Nursing research (both for 27 days) and finishing up Patho.
    I am in the accelerated BSN program at TWU. 13 maddening months of pure adrenaline rushing mahem. The classes are challeneging, informative and educational, but they are not hard per se. If you studiend / understood the prereq. classes and had a genuine understanding about how the systems of the body interact, you've got half the battle won. The other poster was right, the hardest part of nursing school IS getting in. After that...its a piece of cake......
  5. by   ADNCyn
    first of all, CONGRATULATIONS, for being accepted into nursing school. It does hold true for some that the 1st semester is the hardest, because believe me, they actually weed people out...YES, I said they weed people out! Some of us were lucky to not be weeded out, and what I mean by that is what everyone else has stated...Leave your personal life in the parking lot, keep issues to yourself, and don't allow anyone else to drain you with theirs either... A many students failed worried about their "man". About Pharm, I took it a short amount of time in the summer, and I made a B, how I did that, and thank GOD for HIS insight, I made up flash cards. Also in your first year, you will be expected to know how to write a careplan, specifically suiting the needs of your patients you chose at the hospital. I just gave another future nursing school student a write out on how to do just that, using an example of a particular drug that a patient may be taking for a particular condition and formulated that information into an "A" careplan. If you can do that in your first clinical experience, you will be hardly weeded out, got it... God Bless all of us. Keep posting.
  6. by   TexeCuter
    Quote from aldedmon
    ...13 maddening months of pure adrenaline rushing mahem. The classes are challeneging, informative and educational, but they are not hard per se. .....
    Stop. You are turning me on! :imbar
  7. by   aldedmon
    Quote from TexeCuter
    Stop. You are turning me on! :imbar
    Just picked up my books for the Fall semester. I'm taking 18 hours this semester so hang on to your wigs and your false teeth. It should be interesting to say the least. The great thing this semester will be that the folks in the accelerated program wil be mixed in with the "general population" so this will mean a larger IQ pool from which to draw study partners(read more hot looking chicks to drool over) .
  8. by   wonderbee
    Just don't forget which is the front-end of the bedpan! Believe it or not, the first time I looked at it, I wished I had taken a crash course in physics.
  9. by   aldedmon
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    Just don't forget which is the front-end of the bedpan! Believe it or not, the first time I looked at it, I wished I had taken a crash course in physics.
    For anyone else who gets the jitters out there in the real world...remember, most things are used just like the common every day things that we use at home. First use common sense, Second, don't try to make it complicated. If you use it a certain way at home or in other applications, MOST LIKELY, you use it the same way in nusing. I was surprised at just how many of the nifty devices that are now being used in the field were actually designed by nurses!

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