Survived week one!

  1. That is what my brain is saying right now..... WOW... Week one is over.. We do not have class on Friday, so we at least have that to look forward too.... Actually it wasn't TOO bad (ha)... Just very overwhelming... Which I knew it would be.. But I am still glad week one is down... The instructors keep saying that time is gonna fly on by and next thing we know it will be the pinning ceremony.... Yeah, right.. I'll believe that when it happens..

    Oh well, Just thought I would share about my first week??? How was everyone else's??
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  3. by   StudentSandra
    yeah for you "nurs2b"!!!!!!!! :d

    i remember exactly how you feel. yes the semester will be over before you know it. then next semester you get to be nervous all over again. not quite the "same" feeling but still nervous.

    i just finished the first week of my second semester, no classes on friday here either. i think that first week is always overwhelming. getting the 135 page module, looking at all those reading assignments.
  4. by   moni rn
    i am so glad your first week went very well! :d

    i had my orientation last night. can you believe it? nothing, i mean, nothing was said about my competency. it was amazing! the dept chair was extremely nice. on a happier note, i am so excited, but incredibly nervous!

    i start classes next wednesday. i will have classes tuesday - friday nights. i am going to be exhausted, to say the very least!

    please, take care!
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    Hey Moni..

    I am soooooooooo glad things went so well for you last night.. I was worried, cause I knew how excited you were/are to start.. How is your schedule set up? I am just curious, cause I have never seen a night time nursing class, which I think is great... I am sure you mentioned your schedule before....

    Did you find out anything interesting in orientation?

  6. by   GPatty
    Ok. Here's mine. I am also saying WOW!!!!!!!

    Monday~Med-Surg Clinical 8am-4:30pm
    Tuesday~ Med-Surg Clinical 8am-4pm
    Wednesday~ Med-Surg Clinical 8am-12pm

    5 page Care Plan due on patients Wednesday also.

    Wednesday~Class 1-4pm
    Thursday~Class 8am-11:30pm
    Thursday~Pharmacology 12:30-4:30pm
    Friday~ Class 8am-12pm

    Quiz every class day on the material we are to read the night before, and about 50 (no exaggeration!) drug cards due weekly for Pharm, along with 10-15 questions due for each chapter.

    It's only been a week, and I feel so far behind all ready! Like I said before......WOW!!!!!!
  7. by   moni rn
    i am still excited to get started. i have already finished all the exercises in dosages & solutions and read, outlined & defined the first 4 or 5 chapters in each of my other books. yes, i am a nerd!

    my schedule is pure h*ll! i hope i can survive!

    monday: tutoring 430 - 930
    tuesday: foundations of nursing 530 - 730
    tuesday: dosage & solutions 730 - 830
    wednesday: nursing skills lab 530 - 830
    thursday: foundations of nursing 530 - 730
    friday: foundations of nursing clinical 500 - 1100

    can you say "no life"? i hope i can make it through.

    what is your schedule for this semester? i hope is not as bad as mine is going to be!

    take care!
  8. by   zacarias
    hey all!!

    well, i also just finished my 1st week of 2nd quarter. i can't believe it. of course the hard part, clinical, hasn't started. i am liking this quarter though a whole lot better than i liked last quarter.
    anyway, today in skills lab, we did sterile fields. i could set up the sterile field fine but the gloves were the hardest. i can put 'em on but the cuff keeps rolling up in the back and i don't want it to do that. i'm a tall guy with large hands and even an size 8 1/2 wants to roll up. i mean, i can keep the finger and palm part sterile, is it ok if some of the bottom of the back rolls up? i need reassurance. even other students had their regular size gloves rolling up, of course they weren't making such a big deal out of it as i was; i'm a perfectionist for this kind of stuff. any suggestions???? thanks and everyone have a great weekend!

  9. by   KristaB

    Re: the gloves -- get a pair from lab and take them home. Put them on and take them off, refold and repeat as many times as you can. Seriously, practice makes perfect. Last quarter when we did sterile gloves, it would take everyone five or ten minutes to get them on, and now we're down to only one or so. It gets a lot easier with practice.

  10. by   shakizer
    So glad that your week one went well. I know all of you must be overwhelmed. I am looking forward to my first week next week.
    I have no suggestions about the gloves but would think that practicing at home with a pair would be a great idea!!!
  11. by   rosemadder
    Hey Everybody,
    If this first week of second semester is any indication of the rest of the semester it is going to be ROUGH!!! The amount of information from lectures was HUGE!!! We had two focus days where we were in the same room for one class for six hours listening to speakers and watching endless videos, videos, videos(thankfully this only last two weeks before we get back to clinicals)
    I'm already overwhelmed and trying to take deep breaths and remain calm, calm, calm.

    (I have a funny feeling I will not be getting that lovely letter from the dean honoring me to his list this semester) oh well.

    One day at a time......