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First day of nursing school........

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Well, I made it through the first two days of school without any scratches or bruises. :lol2: It was alot of info to take in with syllabuses, calendars, and all those deadlines that will have to be met. I was really excited to be there though. I now realize all of the organizing that must be done in order to keep up with everything. All tests must be passed 80% or above, so there is alot of pressure to keep grades up and do your best. I think I will be ok. I feel really bad for the students that have to work full time. I probably will start working again soon- I had to quit my other job for school. I hope everyone had a good first day of school and I'll be talking to you soon!!

Kim

Glad to hear you're excited. Congratulations on getting through your first few days of nursing school! ;) :balloons:

SW_07

Specializes in Behavioral Medicine.

I just graduated in June. Man, time flies. I remember everyone was so stressed about the BIG math test we had to pass with an 85% before we could go to clinicals. Turned out like most everything else in nursing school it wasn't nearly as scary as it had sounded. Congratulations!!

SW_07,

What types of math problems were covered before you could go on to clinicals. I am so bad at math that I'm rethinking this whole nursing thing. I know math well enough to not be cheated out of money, but that's about it!

SW_07

Specializes in Behavioral Medicine.

SW_07,

What types of math problems were covered before you could go on to clinicals. I am so bad at math that I'm rethinking this whole nursing thing. I know math well enough to not be cheated out of money, but that's about it!

Im not that great at math either and I was scared to death, but I passed with 100% on that test. I actually became greatful when there would be math questions on test during nursing school because those were concrete answers. You can't read too much into a math question. But as to your question the test was mostly made up of conversions like grams to milligrams, kg to lbs. , and then there were I.V drip rate questions. Don't stress about the math too much just about all of the problems are solved with a formula so if you can memorize then you should be all good. Out of a class of 30 something I think we lost 6 people after that math test because they could not go to clinicals.

Hope that helps.

SW_07,

What types of math problems were covered before you could go on to clinicals. I am so bad at math that I'm rethinking this whole nursing thing. I know math well enough to not be cheated out of money, but that's about it!

You need to review fractions, decimals, and percentages as well if you don't remember how to solve them, but it really doesn't get much harder than that. We have to make a 90 or above on our dosage calc test in order to pass the class! You will do fine.

Kim

Sorry for hijacking this thread but thank you sooooo much sw 07 and 2bTulRNKim! I was really stressing about what areas of math to brush up on and even considering other majors, but the two of you have really helped me out with the information you provided!

~Alexis

I hope to hear updates with how class is going for you. I turned down Langston's program in the fall. I'll be starting in the spring instead so it can give me enough time to read up on a few things. It's always a good thing to know what i'll be in for though.

How would you honestly rate the teachers in that program and how would you rate the quality of the program thus far?

How would you honestly rate the teachers in that program and how would you rate the quality of the program thus far?

So far, everythng has been pretty good. The instructors are encouraging and want you to do well in the program. I have heard all of the stories about other nursng programs where instructors are like drill sargents and they weed out all the bad students so to speak. This is not the case at all here. It is alot of info in a short amount of time- but that is to be expected at any nursing program. I am glad that I chose Langston instead of TCC. ( there are about two or three students in my class that started the TCC RN program and had to quit- too stressful and a negative atmosphere:uhoh3:). Anyway, good luck!!

Kim

So far, everythng has been pretty good. The instructors are encouraging and want you to do well in the program. I have heard all of the stories about other nursng programs where instructors are like drill sargents and they weed out all the bad students so to speak. This is not the case at all here. It is alot of info in a short amount of time- but that is to be expected at any nursing program. I am glad that I chose Langston instead of TCC. ( there are about two or three students in my class that started the TCC RN program and had to quit- too stressful and a negative atmosphere:uhoh3:). Anyway, good luck!!

Kim

That's good to know. Yea, TCC's program is one of those programs that you're talking about. I know first hand. I was one of those that dropped the program weeks into level one. I look forward to Langston's program though. Today at work, I saw a bunch of Langston students wandering the hospital. Two students and an instructor even helped me with a patient transfer and the instructor I met seemed extremely nice.

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