What can I do to prepare myself for school?

  1. Hi everyone,
    I start nursing school in January and I have heard (from other nursing students) that the first term is called the "suicide term". I am wondering if there is anything I can do to prepare myself for this term. When I asked the Dir of Education, she said to take a refresher course on Math. I did that... What else - books, websites, articles, etc - would you suggest?

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    Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 22


  3. by   michelleos
    Hi! I also start the program in January. Good luck to you! I have gone to the book store and purchased some of the nursing books that will be required for next term to give me a little jump start. You will want to make sure the texts won't change in the mean time, but for us they were not. In addition, I surf the net to get any information I think I may be able to use. For example: I am taking physiology this term and on the internet I have found sites that suppliment what I am learning in class; there are sites that help with lung sounds, physical assessments, etc.; there are sites that offer online testing in all sorts of areas and grade them instantly. These are a few things I have found helpful. Oh, of course refer to these boards often! Again good luck and if you want to e-mail me it's mich1674@aol.com
  4. by   micro
    Good for you. I wish you all the luck and best wishes!!! I am not a nursing student but even almost ten years later, still remember. Also, my husband is starting school right.

    To prepare yourself, I can suggest a few things. If there are any prerequisites that you can complete prior to your nursing classes, do them first.

    If you are working fulltime, cut back to at least parttime. No this is easier said than done. Take advantage of any help, grants, etc that is out there. Even a little here and there helps. If you are going into nursing school and carrying other responsibilities it can be a balancing act on the best of days.

    Just know that you can do it, and yes the first semester is the roughest!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. See you succeeding already with your being prepared attitude!!!

  5. by   giftedRN
    Hi Roud,

    Just be prepared to work hard and everthing will be okay. Nursing College i am told is very challenging but others have gotten through it so you will too.

    Girl, just be focused and remind yourself of the purpose of your admission to nursing college. Dont worry too much, you will be just fine.

    Have hopes!!!
  6. by   roud123
    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the words of encouragement.

    I'm so psyched!

    Thankfully, I won't have to work while I'm in school.
    My husband, thank god, makes pretty descent money:-) so that means I'll be going at it full-time, 4 days a week 8 - 5 for 18 months to be an LVN, then god-willing, if all goes well, I'll go for my RN license (one thing at a time).

    Anyway, I just want to say thanks again and I really appreciate you guys taking the time to reply... We'll definitely be in touch!!


    Ciao Babies!

  7. by   micro
    Hey Roud123, keep in touch. Sounds like you have what it takes to be successful. Just take one day at a time. We need you out there.

    Just remember, your end goal!!!!!

    How is this for an idea. It probably has been done, since is such a great site, but .............
    Roud123, start a trend!!!!!!!!! let's support our new nurses and nursing students right here on this board!!!!!!!
    If you have a day that you think. what have I done!!!!! We have probably done it before!!!!!
    ROUD123, write anytime, and anyother beginning or during it all students!!!!!!! We need you!!!!!