Anyone else totally overwhelmed this summer? - page 3
It's bad enough that I'm starting the nursing program in the fall. I think that alone would cause me stress if I had to think about it. But I CAN'T think about it, because I have too freakin' much... Read More
May 23, '04Occupation: Med Surg/Telemetry Specialty: Telemetry/Med Surg ; Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 8,773; Likes: 1,503Since starting nursing school last year I have felt overwhelmed. Managed to get through my freshman year and in August I'll be a junior.
Summer courses I'm taking are:
M-Th 8:00-9:30 Microbiology Lecture
T & Th 10-1 Microbiology Lab
T & Th 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sociology
and am repeating Physiology course online
Also received my textbooks for the junior year and, upon the advice of the junior-level instructors, am starting to read up on what we'll be covering starting in August.
Luckily, I don't work but my husband is probably getting layed off from his job sometime in August or September and has been in contact with several head-hunters to find a new job. Just adds to the stress! arrrgggghhhh
May 23, '04Occupation: Full time student, mom and wife Joined: May '04; Posts: 321; Likes: 6i thought i had it bad with taking a simple mah099 class and getting everything mailed out and in order for the fall term. my deadline for everything is aug 2nd. i hope everyone will do well. like someone else posted just take it one day at a time. i know that is all i can do.
May 23, '04Occupation: Float Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in Critical Care / Psychiatry ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 472; Likes: 8Actually no, I'm not overwhelmed at all.
Much barbecuing of meats, making of drinks, reading in the sun, road trips, and hiking of the national forests for me.
Though I am normally taking summer courses and sweating bullets like everyone else, I made a point to take this summer off so I could get my CNA certification.
Do you all hate me now? *giggles and scurries off!*
But to everyone who feels overwhelmed, look at your calendar. Thank goodness time passes. This will all pass too and I'm sure if you are concerned about your performance enough to post your worries here - you'll do fine! Hang in there lil nursies-to-be! I know I will through the whole process.
May 23, '04Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 38; Likes: 2As wierd as it sounds, you get used to the madness. I'm in my second year now and i'm taking: Transition to the RN role, Care of the older adult, and comp. peds. I attend lecture M-F 8am to 2pm (30 hrs) and I work 20 hours on the weekend as a bartender. Being single, I'm not sure how people with families to care for can do all of this! -Benny
May 23, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 1,715; Likes: 542Quote from MecoInGaThanks for your input. I plan to speak to them (CNA instructors) Monday to see what I can work out.I live in central KY. and was told 15 was the class limit by law, soooo that is why I was concerned about any make up time with another class. By the way is the CNA program very hard and does it require alot of study time? Thanks again CRB613hhmmmm, I finished a CNA course (75hrs) in May. I missed 4 hours and had to make them up b4 they would let me sit for the state exam. Others missed 3 and 4 days of clinicals and they had to make them up b4 they could sit for the state exam.
The school was very willing to work something out with us regarding "make up". They offered CNA classes during the day, night, and weedend. They just had to make sure that if we needed to make up clinicals that we were with a class that was actually doing clinicals. And if we needed to make up lecture, that the class was on the lecture that we missed. Why don't you just check with the CNA school to see about their make up policy. I'm sure they will have something to accomodate you, that way you can focuse on your Med-Term class. Good Luck.