I'll be graduating in 2006 ... Making me just about done first yr. In Ontario, to be an RN, it's a four yr degree.
I think i'm doing okay ... ? It's hard to tell sometimes. I'm currently writing exams for pharmacology, nursing theory 1 (the surgical patient) and health assessment. Wrote pathophys. today and it went great (i think ... i hope ... ??)
Since we're being honest here ... I didn't like clinical. Being first yr, i've only had one rotation, and that was med-surg ... but i didn't like it. I was in a small town hospital w/ mostly older patients w/ chronic problems. I had *maybe* 3 surgical patients. A lot of my problems were due to lack of confidence, but the rest of it was just plain lack of interest. I didn't really like what i was doing ... But i passed first clinical, and i've got 6 more and a consolidation before i'm done ... oy ...
I'm looking forward to next year tho. We haven't done soc and psych yet, and i love those. We get to do mental health and ob/gyn clinicals, and i'm really hoping i like those better than med-surg.
Overall, i'm happy w/ my choice to do nursing tho. It's been a lot of work, and i'm sure it'll get harder as i go through, but i love what i'm learning.