Published Jul 3, 2004
For anyone who's there or has been there: I'm starting NA school this fall and would like to know-how hard is it? What's your schedule like? how much sleep do you get? What's a typical day for you? Any advice? Thanks
You have not done your homework!
"You have not done your homework!
LOL. Good luck in school. Not even a nurse yet me. Nilepoc has his diary of NA school online. The link is posted in his "Read first" post. I found it very helpful and interesting.
For advice: Heres what I picked up from what everyone keeps on saying: Find a goos support group/system during school because you're going to need it. From what I understand, you won't have time to worry about other things while you're in school, you'll need to focus, focus, and focus on school and clinicals and learning all you can in a short amount of time.
Again, congrats on going to school. I'm so jealous of everyone whos already there. : )
what school did you get into?
It is extremely demanding. The typical day for me (1st year-front loaded) is class starting at 8 am and ending at 4-8 pm. They are all of your basic science courses. The material is very indepth and the volume is huge. I then go home for 1-2 hours to see my wife and then back the the library I go for another 4 hours at min. of studying. The material itself is not so hard, but rather the volume at which it is delivered. It is do-able though. A couple students in my class have children, and even work 1-2 days on the weekend. Dont be discourage about how hard it is. It should be hard!! YOu have a trememdous responsibility to uphold clinically, academically, and professionally. It's amazing to learn all of this new material and realize how much you really did not know as a nurse. Its actually pretty scary!!
Thanks for the info! I've heard that all this work is all worth it in the end.
Just curious, are you Mr.Wis because you will be attending the program in LaCrosse, Wisconsin?
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