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Ivy Tech ASN program---> class schedule?

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Totally hear you on the 2 year old front!! Mine goes to bed late and doesn't nap either :banghead:

Best of luck in Pharm...I'm just expecting to be in over my head that first year - it'll all be worth it, right?

I'm with you all...got little kiddos also...AND i'm worried about Pharm. every person i have spoken too said that this class is really difficult. maybe I'll look and see if there is a pharmacology for dummies book and try to read it this summer.

S*T*R*E*S*S !!!

Pharm was a little difficult but not impossible. The instructor at the Lawrence campus is wonderful too so that always makes a class better for me.

Thanks Indymom4. I am very glad to hear that!!

Are clinicals one day a week?

Mine were 1 day for the first semester and two days for the second.

i don't know about everywhere else but in indy, your schedule is never final. they make considerations and changes right up until the week before classes. they change dates, times, instructors, and sites for clinical all the time. students are also allowed to trade with other students, which really messes things up. it's unfair.

It is frustrating about the schedule, but you need to be flexible. Things change last minute and you can't blame Ivy Tech. Sometimes it is the hospitals. I had my clinical site changed regarding conflicts with another school and regarding the instructor. There are not just day clinicals, so you have to be prepared for afternoon/evening clinicals also. There is sometimes no choice but to do afternoon/evening clinical. I have learned to not plan until I have gone through day one of orientation for the class I am taking.

I have also been flattened a couple times due to last minute schedule changes. I have arranged child care and paid for it in advance, only to have it change at the very last minute. When that happens, I have to scramble to make new arrangements and it's not easy or fun. BUT....it's part of the process that is nursing school. It's not always easy, not always fun, but we do what we must. The other alternative is telling everyone that will listen how evil Ivy Tech is. Bottom line: Nursing school is like boot camp. You are jumping through hoops from day one. Ivy Tech offers a great education and you can't argue with the price. I don't like being a puppet on a string either, but I don't think that's just Ivy Tech. It's everywhere. It's 2 years of your life. If you can't be flexible for school, how are you going to flexible as a nurse?

Masonsmommy and IndyIvy, Just wanted to ease your minds a bit regarding Pharmacology. I just finished up the 8 week summer course. It was not as unbearable as I had been told. I finished with a high B with only studying the night before and moring of exams (had a busy summer). It consisted mainly of memorization skill, thus the course is repetitive rather than difficult. You guys will do great, dont fret. Only a couple more weeks until classes, enjoy the rest of your summer!!

thanks for that info! I am SOOO Scared and nervous!

I have also been flattened a couple times due to last minute schedule changes. I have arranged child care and paid for it in advance, only to have it change at the very last minute. When that happens, I have to scramble to make new arrangements and it's not easy or fun. BUT....it's part of the process that is nursing school. It's not always easy, not always fun, but we do what we must. The other alternative is telling everyone that will listen how evil Ivy Tech is. Bottom line: Nursing school is like boot camp. You are jumping through hoops from day one. Ivy Tech offers a great education and you can't argue with the price. I don't like being a puppet on a string either, but I don't think that's just Ivy Tech. It's everywhere. It's 2 years of your life. If you can't be flexible for school, how are you going to flexible as a nurse?

So basically for 2 years of your life, you don't know your class schedule until the last minute and it changes every semester and you must to be flexible...wow...

Just like this upcoming semester...clinical sections are being combined, so we students don't know exactly our clinical days until next week when they get back from break. It's crazy, but it's not easy finding adjuncts who want to do clinicals or are even able to.

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