First of all, if you are reading this and you are also a NOVA graduate, I have much appreciation for you. I am only in my first semester and it's only been 4 weeks, yet I am feeling so pessimistic about the future. The readings are extensive, lab skill tests cause me much anxiety, listening to online lectures suck and I don't enjoy my in person lectures. Believe me, I do definitely want to be a nurse but I am having that whole overwhelmed thing going on. My first exam is on Monday and I don't even know how to even prepare for this because we just have so much stuff to read, download, listen....
I just wanted to hear from some recent NOVA graduates in practice or even second year NOVA nursing students. It'd be much MUCH appreciated if you could share some advices about surviving the program, test taking strategies, HOW and WHAT to study, anything about clinicals, any interesting stories, whatever. Anything will help me be encouraged a bit.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my depressing post!!