Quote from Glrer21
Hi! I'm Ginelle!
I'm going to nursing school this fall and I'm looking forward to it, yet I'm very nervous because I don't know what to expect...
The first week (or two) of your first semester involves LOTS of orientation. I will never forget my first day (in my 2nd semester now). Half way through, an instructor tells us, "Its alright, go ahead and take a deep breath"! :chuckle
At the time I wondered how I would ever survive the next 2 years, much less that semester! but I have
If you want to continue the good grades, expect not to have a life during NS. Those that do, it shows in their grades.
When you are overwhelmed at how much reading is expected in a 2wk time frame, and you think there is no way on this side of heaven it can be accomplished, figure out how many pages/chapters need to be read each day to accomplish that, keeping in mind the time you will spend on clinical paperwork and other things such as normal day-to-day tasks.
Never be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly it may sound to you. Someone else may be thinking the same question but afraid to ask b/c it sounds silly. Its YOUR grade on the line and if you dont understand it, then "tsk tsk" for not asking!
So thats a few things you can expect starting NS. Just remember many many others have survived NS also (that thought kept me going plenty in the beginning!) Good luck to you and keep us posted as you progress!