Disaster of 1st day of RN program - page 2

Hey everyone! (Hugs all around.) Well I'm writing from the swamp of homeworkland, ughhhh, I never REALLY thought it would be this hard. You guys warned me, but this has been a rough week! Day... Read More

  1. by   craff1
    Thanks for your encouragement, guys, I knew I could count on you (besides you all probably really needed that laugh!)

    Good news is I'm on week 2 now, aced my first unit exam on Monday w/ a 92%, and drew the best of the three clinical instructors, so it's better than the start for sure!

    Thanks again,
  2. by   suzielee
    Before you finnish your program I gaurantee you will understand the expression "nurses eat their young"
  3. by   researchrabbit
    Just wanted to share...I have since graduated, but my 1st day of clinicals I got stuck in the elevator (with another student) at the hospital coming back from lunch...when I used the emergency phone in the elevator I made them call my instructor FIRST because she had impressed upon us that if we were late we were OUT...it took 2 hours to get us out and my student buddy was claustrophobic...whew!
  4. by   Hooligan
    (((Cheryl))) I'm so sorry! See my "Define Irony" post...It explains my first week experience for my CNA class.

    I guess that if there are angels among us...there must be demons too! I know I've met a few in my time!...Aliens as well...they HAVE to be!! Keep your chin up though and next time try to dump your drink on her! hehehehehehe
  5. by   Hidi74
    My first day was monday. I had an ok day untill I was going home from school at 9:30 pm and my car Broke down. Dad came out to look at it. Was out till 11:30. Had to meet the tow truck driver at 5:30 am Tuesday. Tues night in Speech class, some annoying 18 yr old guy spent his 15 min into telling everyone how much he enjoyed Relieving himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I paid for this Class!!!geeeez! Today was great! I had A and P, my teacher rocks....I am excited its over for this week!!!! I made it through the first week!
    So CRAFF1 I understand!!!

    PS My car is fixed now!! Heating core!!
  6. by   sfsn

    I'm sorry about your first day. On my first day of nursing school (actually it was the orientation the day before school started), I spilled tea on myself, my desk, and the floor while one of the teachers was talking. I didn't know anyone in the class, but luckily people around me were helpful. As I got to know my classmates, they'd say, "I remember you, you're the one who spilled on the first day."

    I agree with everyone on the dismal future of blondie who wouldn't help you. Nursing=helping and caring She doesn't seem willing to do either of those.

    I'm glad to hear things have been going better. Keep up the good work!
    Last edit by sfsn on Aug 29, '02
  7. by   Sarahstudent
    I had Orientation yesterday and man....you were not lying about stupid people. We spent hours going over our e-mail access,YAWN, and how to access the online Library, Yawn. These things are sooooooo self explanitory. They should make it an optional workshop. I ended up showing up late because I read to be there between 8:15am and 9:30 to check in. So I showed up at 8:45am to "check in" and of course everyone has been there since 8:15am listening to speakers. Uggggggh! Walking in late is so embarassing. Then there are the personality types that I conflict with that I would choke if I were a pt. My brain was so sore that night!
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    We had to take this Safety class, in addition to the all day library class. There are now online NURSING classes. Wahhhh.....but of course I had to drive 69 miles a day to go to them....

    but I passed you'll get through it....
  9. by   NancyRN
    Cheryl...you had what I call a "George Costanza Day". I have them so often its now a game with me. In my head I'll start adding up the things that've happened so I can go home and relate them to my daughter, who laughs and laughs when I tell her "I had another of my George Costanza days!" Don't know if you ever watched Seinfeld, but that guy was always getting himself into predicaments that made him look worse and worse.

    I don't know why nursing instructors seem to lack the "caring attitude" they keep preaching!

    I've been out of school almost 3 years now and I still am not clear about the "critical thinking" thing. I mean...doesn't everyone have to THINK?
    Last edit by NancyRN on Aug 29, '02
  10. by   MelH
    :kiss Cheryl, Cheryl, Cheryl! You make me laugh! I hope you found a tremendous amount of humor in all of that! It simply must mean that since blondie doesn't know where to find paper towels we can be assured that she probably wont be sticking around too long and it also must mean that you are going to have a wonderful experience in nursing school--I mean except for the demons for teachers -

    Good luck to you! I am sure you will have better days!
  11. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Now watch--I bet by the time you graduate Blondie will be your best good friend!!
  12. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by NancyRN
    Cheryl...I mean...doesn't everyone have to THINK?
    I'm not real sure about that one myself. Sometimes I wonder if some folks ever think.
  13. by   KernieRN
    i just started nursing school on monday. I was just married three weeks ago, so im not quite used to my new name yet. Anyway, i never responded to my new name during roll. at the end of roll she asks whose name she has not yet called and i raise my hand. well, after about 5 min. of going round and round, we finally figure out what was wrong. As if that were not embarrasing enough, she then yells at me in front of the entire class asking me how i expected to make it through this program if i didnt even know my name? needless to say...she is not my favorite instructor. Hang in there!!! We can all get through this!!!