I'm in my last year in the nursing program. The first 8 weeks of this semester were jam-packed with classes & clinicals
. It was nuts, but I made it
. The flip side of this is, is that right now, I have 1 day of class a week until January 12th. One day for 5 hours
. And I had to quit working in order to keep up with my classes last year, so I am sitting on a ton
of down time here.
I would so appreciate some suggestions...what would you guys do with this time? Start preparing for NCLEX? Go into the lab & practice my skills? It's gonna be crazy-busy again once classes start up in January, so I'd love to do something right now to prepare for that. I've contacted one of my instructors for a class I'm taking in January, & she gave me a heads up on the first couple of units that are going to be covered, so I can study ahead...I'm thinking of asking one of my clinical instructors if I could contact one of our hospitals to shadow a nurse for day or two...does anyone think that would even be a possibility? Maybe I'll even go back to my old job to see if I can shadow a co-worker of mine around for the day...I have a feeling my old nurse manager wouldn't let that happen d/t HIPPA laws, though.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance