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Anyone else going to be bored this summer?

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Specializes in PICU/Pedi. Has 5 years experience.

Maybe I sound crazy but I am not looking forward to a three month break before I start clinicals in the fall. I lost so much information just during Christmas break! I am taking one summer class, but it's just a state government class that I will need later for my BSN. It'a gonna be a snoozefest :zzzzz... I plan to relax a little and maybe read up on Med Surg and Pharmacology to get prepared.

I'm so glad to have a break, but I just know I'm going to be SOOOO bored after a few weeks. :sleep:

Anyone else feel my pain? Or am I the only nerd here? :lol2:

I would not be able to stand the break. I'm taking Microbiology and tai chi in summer II. I have to do something

I just finished up my second semester last week. I am now on break, but I have to go back to school on June 1. We go through August 5th. No summer break for me :cry:.

I'm taking Microbiology (last co-requisite class I have) and an online Cultural Anthropology class (elective towards BSN program after graduating AS program). I then have 2 1/2 weeks off before Nursing 1 starts for me in August. I have been told by many people (and have also read on this site) to take advantage and enjoy time off before nursing school begins.*wine*wine Because, once it begins, ITS ON!! The days of relaxation are OVER!!! :o:o

I did buy two books off Amazon ("Stressed Out About Nursing School" by Stephanie Thibeault and "How to Survive & Maybe Even Love Nursing School" by Kelli S. Dunham). I have already ready the first one and finishing up the second. Great books (they were written by nursing students )! Both books give "real experiences" of nursing students and some great advice (how to handle all the stress of school, how to get ALL that reading done, etc.).... :-) Hope this helps......

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goodstudentnowRN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

hmmm...I will be in school throughout the summer. My last course will be August. I really do not want a break now, I just want to finish and move on.

Nepenthe Sea

Specializes in PICU/Pedi. Has 5 years experience.

Sunnyazgirl, I have "How to Survive...", too, and it is a good one. Right now, I am looking over Kaplan's "How to Survive Clinical", which is another really good one!

I KNOW I need to chill out and read alot of non-nursing stuff, which I plan to do. But I have found that if I read ahead for the classes I worry about, that I tend to do better. And I'm just excited about starting clinicals, so I don't want to wait three months!

I'm taking two classes and looking for a job, and going to the pool a LOT! I want to try bored for a few weeks at least - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE:yawn:

It's been so long since I've been bored - I worked full time and did school for my prereqs and only quit a week before school started. Then I worked over Christmas. Bored sounds like the most EXCITING thing I've heard of in a LOOOOONG time.

You and I sound a lot alike!! As much as I say I want to "relax", I'm sure I'll be busy preparing, organizing, and reading many of the posts on this website to try to prepare myself as much as I can for what "lies ahead"! Good luck to you.......

:onbch::onbch:

Nepenthe Sea

Specializes in PICU/Pedi. Has 5 years experience.

I'm taking two classes and looking for a job, and going to the pool a LOT! I want to try bored for a few weeks at least - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE:yawn:

It's been so long since I've been bored - I worked full time and did school for my prereqs and only quit a week before school started. Then I worked over Christmas. Bored sounds like the most EXCITING thing I've heard of in a LOOOOONG time.

LOL!! Can't blame you!

I finished my first year of this program about a week ago, and today I'll be going back to school for a 3-week cultural anthropology class (last gen. ed., woo hoo). After that I plan on either getting a job at the hospital or shadowing, and doing a lot of reviewing. I doubt I'll be bored. :p

I've been out hiking, and enjoying this week off. :)

Hopefully you won't find yourself too bored.

I said the same things after my first block. we had a four month break between block 1 and block 2 (first year semesters) By the end of the break we were begging for things to do lol. This time we have the same amount of time and we were all looking forward to it but they decided we didn't need it. we all have summer courses to complete, 10 OB case studies, required Lab time etc. All has to be done prior to the start of our last semester. I think we might get 2 weeks off if we do it just right. Its crazy!! Enjoy your vacation :)

Lynn/BW

RNMom2010

Specializes in Home Health, Case Management, OR. Has 7 years experience.

Not going to be bored here! We have Med Surg II for 7 weeks in the summer, so it's going to be pretty intense. Only 20 weeks left of classes until we are DONE on Nov 27th!!!! We have a nice 3 week break now, and then a month off at the end of summer, so I will be bored during those times, but thank the lord we dont have a whole summer off I wouldnt know what to do with myself!

RNMeg

Specializes in NeuroICU/SICU/MICU.

Yes..I'm entering my senior year of my BSN program this fall, so this summer is my last "summer vacation" ever! I might take a weekend ACLS class, but aside from that it's pool and sun and pleasure reading time..because I'll never get to just veg for 3 months again!

~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics. Has 6 years experience.

Maybe I sound crazy but I am not looking forward to a three month break before I start clinicals in the fall. I lost so much information just during Christmas break! I am taking one summer class, but it's just a state government class that I will need later for my BSN. It'a gonna be a snoozefest :zzzzz... I plan to relax a little and maybe read up on Med Surg and Pharmacology to get prepared.

I'm so glad to have a break, but I just know I'm going to be SOOOO bored after a few weeks. :sleep:

Anyone else feel my pain? Or am I the only nerd here? :lol2:

I don't start NS until August, but I do understand. I just finished up Nutrition and Patho and now don't know what to do with myself. I also made a thread a while back about having summers off and what to do.

I know this summer I am going to self study all I can on Pharmacology and Dosage and Calculations. I have a feelings those will be my hardest classes in my first semester schedule so I am going to try and get ahead of the game. Other than that boredom won't be a problem, these next 2 summers will be my last summers as a SAHM so I am trying to live it up. We have MANY places we are going this summer and lots of cross country driving. Usually I do the driving because my husband stays behind and works and I take the kids. This summer he is wanting to come to so while he is driving I can start with my studying, while still getting to enjoy the places when we go.

Next summer I plan on doing the same thing, get a jump start on my third semester and just keep my mind sharp.

I seriously need something to do too!! I already have a part time job in the hospital BUT I need something more, that's only 2 days/wk!! I want to do some volunteer work, nursing related. Any ideas?

No break for me, we still have a class this summer. It's not a difficult one, but it will help to keep our skills going.

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

I won't be bored this summer, Thankfully :w00t:! I have my last course that runs from 5/27-7/16 and pinning is on 7/22 ! I can't wait ! Afterwards I'll be getting ready for my nclex. I'll be bored finishing up the rest of my prereqs for my RN though ! I'm not a big fan of non- nursing classes.

ErinJane

Specializes in Neuro. Has 2 years experience.

I am also taking micro but not until July 13th. Other than that I will be working nights (5pm-2am) at my current job and relaxing during the day. Nothing better than a lounger, some sun, iced tea and a good book. :yeah:

And I want to know why this smiley exists: :spam:

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