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First day of classes...


and I'm feeling SO overwhelmed. Anyone else feel like they bit off more than they could chew?


Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

They do....they're just not saying it. I know because most everyone has that first-day awkward/clueless feeling. Just know that it'll soon pass. Good luck with your studies.

vintage_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience.

Yep. I'm starting an RPN to BSCN program on Tuesday while working part time on my busy surgical unit. I barely feel like I have time as it is. Some of my assignments have already been posted and it seems like so much work already! Super overwhelmed!


Has 2 years experience.

I almost hyperventilated when I looked at my Intro to Adult health syllabus. The Transition class was a snooze and this class is a kick in the teeth. I am also working part time and I have 3 children and a husband who is doing his student teaching. Feeling overwhelmed.

I definitely felt nervous and defeated before I even began. But something that helped was reminding myself of how many people have went through the same rigorous program before. Also prayer and thinking positively definitely helped me.

Here we are rounding out week 3. How is everyone feeling? I have already completed 2 tests, written 3 papers, and have taken 2 quizzes, not to mention cultured the bacteria from my car on a petri dish. I'm feeling a lot better now that I've seen the actual testing style of the professors and gotten to play with ATI a little bit. So far, so good. Clinicals start in 5 weeks and I couldn't be more excited.