Just Started my nursing program !!

  1. Hi All ,
    I am a new nursing student and was wondering if there was anyone who could give me some words of advice and what is to be expected in my first semester .
    Thanks for listening
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  3. by   suebird3
    welcome to allnurses.com! i would suggest dropping by the general nursing student discussion forum at: https://allnurses.com/forums/f50/ when you get a chance. enjoy the site, and good luck.

  4. by   gambier
    hi there i started my nursing program at the start of the year and it is great there are a lot of expectations here in australia not sure about where you are but i am emnjoying it you just need to make sure that you prioritise your life e.g work and study good luck!!!
  5. by   cdunnahoe
    Just checking in. I'm new here and am looking forward to learning.
  6. by   JR816
    Good luck. My advice is to try and stay ahead of the game. Once you fall behind, your grades suffer. The first semester was the hardest for me. It eased up a bit after that. Just take the extra step and learn as much as you can,,,as fast as you can. Again, Good Luck!!!!!!
  7. by   donsterRN
    :groupwelcome: We're glad you joined us!!!
  8. by   KellieNurse06
    Oh Ya!!! I am a student who is graduating this Dec but my advice is from the patients perspective.....
    Always tell your patients what you are doing....whether you think they are with it or not.....I cannot tell you how frustrating it is for me as a parent to watch the many people who come into see my daughter (who happens to be in the hospital ICU as we speak) and she is non verbal & is developmentally delayed..who just go over to her & start poking & prodding without so much as a hello................it is so aggravating to see this.........so I keep telling her everything getting done & reassuring her throughout whatvever is going on so that maybe the people "get it" some catch on after hearing me incessantly explaining to her... I just say imaginer being blindfolded & tied up & not being able to say a word ..then have someone come over & just start grabbing & poking you.......not fun!!! A lady came to do an ultrasound on her leg yesterday & put that cold gell & transducer on her leg without so much as a warning.......and the poor kid made a big sound like you knew something was freezing cold & scared her....& out went the arms.................

    Another thing.........go to your instructor with any little thing even if it's nothing.........and always report your patients vs to them regardless...everytime you do them ......just to make sure they are aware so you are keeping them up to date on the pt.........rememeber these things regarding patients and you'll do great...........just remember to always put yourself in the patients place.....and you'll be fine....good luck!!!
  9. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you!

    Don't feel to overwhelmed, yet never get behind.