What are you doing during the break? - page 2

I have nearly a month off of school and after a crazy semester, I'm trying to figure out what to do with myself! So far I've got: - work (whenever I can get hours) - study 20-30 NCLEX review... Read More

  1. by   dt70
    I'm studying for the psb, I think ? I readMaster the nursing school & allied health exam, biology & chemistry for dummies, math, vocabulary, and spatial testing websites. Still not sure what to expect. My best guess is that I will have unique questions on material I should have already learned 30 years ago.
  2. by   RunBabyRN
    Oh, and reviewing material for mother/baby, since I'll be precepting there this semester.
  3. by   DisneyNurseGal
    Studying for the NCLEX!! Getting ready for the spring semester to start January 6th
  4. by   smoup
    Pre-reading books for spring semester. Winter class start next week for me anyway. 2.5 weeks is my break from school. I've also read some non-nursing books for fun and some TV shows I'm behind in.
  5. by   Stephalump
    Working when I should be relaxing! I'm on my 5th shift this week...zzzzzz
  6. by   ambitiousBSN
    I don't go back until the last week of January, so I'll be brushing up on some Anatomy, studying for dosage, making drug flash cards, and flipping through my Med-Surg book to get a feel for what's coming.
  7. by   Beautiful Mind RN
    I have 3 weeks off. For the first week, I worked 40 hours at my job (usually, I only work every other weekend), this week, I DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It was glorious!

    After this weekend though, I already received reading assignments and syllabuses from some of my classes, so I am going to get a head start on that.
  8. by   EaglesWings21
    I read The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling and plan to finish a painting. I also have jury duty. From reading all your posts though it sounds like I need to get an NCLEX book and study! lol any suggestions?
  9. by   ImKosher
    I don't know what to do with myself. I'm going into my last semester in January and I am ready to start working! This winter break I have already read a good book "The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay" which I believe is a must read for any 20something. There was a lot of holiday visits with family and friends. Other then that, I'm trying to relax...I honestly believe I don't know how to relax anymore.
  10. by   erifica
    I'm doing a lot of the same things others have posted. I've been working as much as possible. I'm a cna in LTC. I've been reading some for next semester but think I will start doing notes too. Volunteering is a good idea. I have a 13 year old and have been spending time with her, cleaning the house, watching netflix. I'd like to pick up a good book to read. I'm off until 1/21/2014. I work on Christmas stockings and sell them so I'll probably start one of those soon especially if I don't get as many hours at work as I'd like. I graduate in May.
  11. by   VAgirl247
    Forgot to mention I'm watching Sex in the City TV collection series. Story of my life. I'm focusing on me and no guys at the moment. My GPA is coming first.
  12. by   missmollie
    For anyone looking for a great series to devour in a small amount of time:

    1. Firefly. It's one season with a 2 hour movie. Shame it was taken off the air, but you can watch it on netflix for free.
    2. The Tudors. It's on netflix. Love it.
    3. If you like the Tudors, then don't skimp. Buy and watch Game of Thrones. Consider it a gift for getting past whatever semester you completed this past fall. It's a gift. Enjoy it.

    Books: I've got the books!
    1. River God by Wilbur Smith. I read this when I was in 5th grade, and I've read it about 20 times after that glorious first time. It was the first book I had to buy from the library because I simply refused to take it back. Worth the money, amazing book.
    2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Again, a book I've read about 20 times.
    3. Anything by Michael Crichton. I highly suggest Jurassic Park. I don't care if you've watched the movie, you've no idea the amazing storytelling of Crichton until you read the book. Congo is great as well.

    Add on to this list! Let's enjoy our time off!
  13. by   Camwill
    I have been sleeping, cleaning, and watching TV. Also reviewing for my last semester and NCLEX. I am not as worried about NCLEX as I probably should be but our school has been doing really good with 100% passing the first time. I just want to relax lol. I am just glad this is the last semester!!!!