I'm attending nursing school this fall...I'd appreciate any feedback...

  1. 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...I've received very good grades in high school this far and I hope to continue this throughout NS...I've always been very determined and willing to work hard to accomplish the goals I set for myself, so I hope this will lead me through NS...I have become a very patient, kind, and compassionate person from everything that I have been through both physically and emotionally and I believe these are important personality traits to possess if one wants to become a nurse...

    I would really appreciate your thoughts about nursing school-- the good and the bad...

    Thanks,
    Ginelle
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  3. by   stressgal
    Be prepared to work very hard at your studies. I too did very well in High school (many moons ago). Nursing school is very different than anything else I have experienced. It is challenging, frustrating, wonderful and just about every other adjective I know. Just take things one day at a time and try not to be overwhelmed. Good luck and keep us posted!
  4. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from stressgal
    Be prepared to work very hard at your studies. I too did very well in High school (many moons ago). Nursing school is very different than anything else I have experienced. It is challenging, frustrating, wonderful and just about every other adjective I know. Just take things one day at a time and try not to be overwhelmed. Good luck and keep us posted!

    Ditto... sorry not a very creative answer

    I have found that it is harder than a lot of people expect, at the same time I have also found that in my program, the people who do what they are supposed to do & are committed do fine. Those who spend most of their time doing other things don't. You sound like you'll do well... stay around this site, I have picked up sooo much good scoop here!!
  5. by   Glrer21
    Quote from mitchsmom
    Ditto... sorry not a very creative answer

    I have found that it is harder than a lot of people expect, at the same time I have also found that in my program, the people who do what they are supposed to do & are committed do fine. Those who spend most of their time doing other things don't. You sound like you'll do well... stay around this site, I have picked up sooo much good scoop here!!

    mitchsmom,

    Thanks for your input about NS I really appreciate it!!! I'm glad that you think I'll do well because I really hope that I do!!!
  6. by   Glrer21
    Quote from stressgal
    Be prepared to work very hard at your studies. I too did very well in High school (many moons ago). Nursing school is very different than anything else I have experienced. It is challenging, frustrating, wonderful and just about every other adjective I know. Just take things one day at a time and try not to be overwhelmed. Good luck and keep us posted!

    Stressgal,

    Thanks so much for your input about NS!!I look forward to going and I plan on working very hard because once I set a goal for myself I won't let it go until I reach it!!! :angel2:
  7. by   kellyo
    It's the hardest thing I've ever done, but also the most enjoyable. The most difficult thing is keeping up with the pace and momentum of the program. Eat right, get some sort of excercise, get some sleep (ha ha) and make good friends. These people will help you get through the rough patches.
  8. by   Mariposa19
    Since you all are entering nursing school with the attitude that you are willing to work as hard as necessary, I think you'll do just fine.

    What I have found is that it's very important to listen to your body. Know when you're just stressed versus completely overwhelmed, and know what to do when that happens. EAT BREAKFAST, sleep rather than pull all-nighters, exercise, go out with friends, etc. It is impossible to get through the next couple years without maintaining your social support system and caring for your body.

    Don't let instructors, doctors, or anyone else intimidate you. Just because they think they know everything doesn't mean that they know more than you. Have confidence in yourself, and don't be afraid to make your opinion known.

    Study hard, laugh often, and be ready for an experience that's completely different than all of your schooling so far. It's hard, it's busy, it's fast... but it's worth it.

    Good luck!
  9. by   twinbee25
    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...
    Hi Ginelle!

    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!

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