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CrazziiRN913 has 5 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/Geriatric; Medical-Surgical ICU.

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You are reading page 2 of First week of school! :-). If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Well I go to a univ. that does 1 course q month so it's not anything I cant handle. My 1st course was intro to computers and that was easy peasy. Pretty frustrating too bc all those older people didnt know what the h*ll they were doing. I was like "wow, seriously? No, seriously?" But today I start my next course English Comp. and I'm actually kinda scared.

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Well, at least I've got my first test under my belt...

Honestly, it wasn't that tough, but there were a couple questions that I'm pretty sure I missed. There were 25 questions total. I'm used to being a straight-A student and honestly it's taking me a little while to get used to the fact that that very well might change in the nursing program. :down: I'm trying my absolute hardest, but these tests and quizzes are a whole different style of assessment. It'll definitely take some adjustment.

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On Thursday I had my first Nursing class - it was a Nursing Lab class. We learned about hand washing; donning on ourmask, gloves and gown; and therapeutic communication.

On Friday was my first clinical - for the most part, we went over hospital procedure, expected behavior, patient confidentiality, hospital layout and we got to interview a patient.

Tomorrow I actually have my first nursing theory class and medical calculations.

So far, I absolutely love my professors - they seem very helpful and informative. For my clinical day, my clinical instructor could see that I was kind of nervous to interview my patient and she was cracking jokes to ease my nervousness - it worked. =D

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Well, I got an 84 on that test. :crying2: I'm really going to try to do better on the next one - I studied so much for this one, so it's just disappointing.

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Woohoo! I got an 80 on my first test!

And today, we did our first 2 hours of our vitals lab and learned how to do BP...so I have a bunch of guinea pigs lined up to practice on...

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I have orientation tomorrow and I'm excited and nervous. I'm taking five classes this semester (required sequence for our program). My first day of class is on Tuesday and it's my nursing lab class. I think it's weird to have that before you have the lecture component, then on Wed I have Fundamentals lecture and Pharmacology, Thurs I have Med Calc till 12, no class Friday's. Mondays I have Fundamentals lecture again and Patho. Nursing Fundamentals and Lab are only for 7 weeks and then they get replaced with Geriatric nursing and clinical.

I actually have a GREAT schedule because I registered as soon as it was available online, which was back in March. Some of my friends who didn't register till May or June got some really crappy schedules like clinicals on Sunday, class till 10pm, ect. I have a feeling we'll be coming home from orientation with an assignment so I'm preparing myself with it. I'm looking foward to meeting the other 175 first semester students starting with me though. Some of them I know from pre-req classes so hopefully we can just sit down and compare schedules.

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My husband said that he'd let me practice finding an apical pulse on him. :) We have a practicum on that next week, and I want to get in as much practice as I can.

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I start my RN program on the 13th and i'm really nervous and excited!! Good luck to everyone..myself included!

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I have had one class so far and im a little overwhelmed but still very excited :) Our first test is in 2 weeks and it covers 32 chapters! Yikes...In the past nothing below a 90 was acceptable to me, but I have a feeling Im going to have to let that go. Sink or swim right, well this fishy's gonna swim! > > > > >

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