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Hi everyone I was wondering a few things from all the people who just began nursing school this week......

1. I wanted to know have you all noticed in kinds of changes in your body since you've began?

You know...relating to the stress of it all. Well, I have. I have NEVER gotten hives before but I have been itching and itching since last Sunday. I also have found some new WHITE, not gray, hairs in places. I know studies say stress can't remove pigment from hair follicles but I am beginning to believe differently.

2. Has anyone noticed 'cliques' at their school?

I did not do my pre-nursing courses at this university so I don't know anyone. I am a very friendly and outgoing person however and I have no problem going up to strangers introducing myself. But these people in my BSN program give cold shoulders if they do not know or recognize you, which is very very silly to me. They only form study groups with the people THEY want to be around. I have tried with these people but I am thinking now hmmmm....I may be going through nursing school alone. Which Im thinking won't be a totally bad thing.

3. What were your pre-req's?

I am very very curious to know what pre-req's you guys had prior to being accepted into the nursing programs you're in. Something is not sitting too well with me about this university's pre'req's or program in general so I just wanted to know what level everyone else's school is on.

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Mandychelle79 has 2 years experience and works as a Psych Nurse.

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Hi everyone I was wondering a few things from all the people who just began nursing school this week......

1. I wanted to know have you all noticed in kinds of changes in your body since you've began?

You know...relating to the stress of it all. Well, I have. I have NEVER gotten hives before but I have been itching and itching since last Sunday. I also have found some new WHITE, not gray, hairs in places. I know studies say stress can't remove pigment from hair follicles but I am beginning to believe differently.

2. Has anyone noticed 'cliques' at their school?

I did not do my pre-nursing courses at this university so I don't know anyone. I am a very friendly and outgoing person however and I have no problem going up to strangers introducing myself. But these people in my BSN program give cold shoulders if they do not know or recognize you, which is very very silly to me. They only form study groups with the people THEY want to be around. I have tried with these people but I am thinking now hmmmm....I may be going through nursing school alone. Which Im thinking won't be a totally bad thing.

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3. What were your pre-req's?

I am very very curious to know what pre-req's you guys had prior to being accepted into the nursing programs you're in. Something is not sitting too well with me about this university's pre'req's or program in general so I just wanted to know what level everyone else's school is on.

No real body changes for me, Others in my class have gained weight.

Yes cliques happen. No you dont want to go it alone. Most cliques happen within a clinical group. My first clinical group had 10 in it and looking in from the outside, we probably were a clique. We did everything together. But we would also allow outsiders in. Other clinical groups did envy ( and had told us this) how close we were. We all just kinda clicked. This semester we are all spread out, so cant study together like we used to ( i have peds, sean has psych, heather has resp) but we have all been able to find new study buddies

No real pre-reqs but co-reqs we could take prior to being admitted into the program. Easier to get in if they are done, and have higher success rate if already having them done

A&P 1 and 2

Microbiology

English 1 and 2

Algebra 1

General Psych

Human growth and development

Physical wellness or health science and a gym

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Pimples! I get serious stress pimples... cover up can only do so much :/

Had to have C or above in college level algebra, chemistry and english, those are the only pre reqs. Anatomy and the other courses are taken at the same time as the nursing classes, but you can take them before NS if you choose.

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itsmejuli works as a Home Care Supervisor.

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The only "cliques" I've noticed so far are us old farts hanging out together ;)

I don't find school stressful :) Its not at all stressful compared to being a new LPN in LTC.

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I can honestly say that each and every one of us had classes together before NS so it wasn't like meeting someone new. We all get along well together, and purposely switch lab partners so that we aren't playing favorites.

I'm not really stressed out.....I actually enjoy the pressure. For me at least it helps to push me to perform better.......

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My skin has been a mess since I started. I actually went over to the esthetics department at my school for a facial after class and got an amazing 2 hour deep-cleansing facial. They only charge $25 and the girl who did mine was so thorough and knowledgeable, I already booked a return appointment with the same girl.

I feel that I need to do something relaxing and enjoyable after all of the stress. I also work full time and have 2 kids, so my life is just nuts right now.

As far as cliques go, there are some in my class already it seems, but most people have been pretty friendly in my class. I am in an ADN program at a community class and there are alot of non-traditional students and I know some people from pre-reqs so it helps. I know if I went to the BSN program at the major state college, I would have had a hard time making friends and fitting in as an older non-trad student. Plus the fact that I am a non-trad student and already have a BS and work in the medical field seems to be an advantage as far as making friends, they seem to eye me as a good study buddy. Also the lead instructor already knows me by name from my summer pharmacology class, lol.

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VVCN2012 works as a RN.

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It will most stressful, definetly. I've been sick the last couple of days and my husband swears is stress/anxiety related to starting school on Monday. I think he might be on to something. I need to buy vitamins and airborne, I cannot afford to get sick now:nono:

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ErinRN2B works as a Student / Tiger Mother.

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1. I've gained a couple pounds, but sadly I don't think I can blame that solely on nursing school. I have a 14-month-old and I've just been finding it hard to cook healthy meals for myself while trying to study, take care of the house, and everything else. I'm trying to get better about that. My husband went to culinary school and is an awesome cook, but he works a lot and is almost never home for dinner. I eat too much take-out and other easy meals.

2. I've noticed a few cliques, but almost everyone I've met at NS so far seems very nice. I'm usually pretty shy when I first meet new groups of people, but I open up pretty fast. There are people of all ages in my nursing classes, I am on the younger side. Our instructor told us the first day that she wouldn't tolerate any cattiness or drama.

3. Admission to my program was merit-based and followed a point system. Our required pre-reqs were A&P I and II, Introduction to Psychology, and English Composition. You got so many points for an A, B, C, etc. You had to get a C minimum. Your TEAS score was also taken into account. Admission for this term was very competitive. I don't think anyone got into the RN program who had anything less than all As in their pre-req classes and a TEAS score of 84 or above.

I worked on my co-reqs while I was completing my pre-reqs, and knocked the rest of 'em out during summer session this year so that I wouldn't have to worry about them while I was taking nursing classes. The co-reqs I took were Microbiology, Intro Chemistry, Technical Writing (English elective), Abnormal Psychology (Psych elective), Math 118, and Introduction to Public Speaking.

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Moogie works as a GRA.

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Hi everyone I was wondering a few things from all the people who just began nursing school this week......

1. I wanted to know have you all noticed in kinds of changes in your body since you've began?

You know...relating to the stress of it all. Well, I have. I have NEVER gotten hives before but I have been itching and itching since last Sunday. I also have found some new WHITE, not gray, hairs in places. I know studies say stress can't remove pigment from hair follicles but I am beginning to believe differently.

Absolutely! My appetite gets weird. Some days I am ravenous and other days I don't want to eat a thing. As I am taking online classes, I am often at my computer all day and sometimes forget to eat. The hair thing---I can relate---but mine started when my older son was born. I remind him of that quite often. I also end up getting more pimples than I did as a teenager. It is REALLY frustrating to have acne at my age!

2. Has anyone noticed 'cliques' at their school?

I did not do my pre-nursing courses at this university so I don't know anyone. I am a very friendly and outgoing person however and I have no problem going up to strangers introducing myself. But these people in my BSN program give cold shoulders if they do not know or recognize you, which is very very silly to me. They only form study groups with the people THEY want to be around. I have tried with these people but I am thinking now hmmmm....I may be going through nursing school alone. Which Im thinking won't be a totally bad thing.

I am sorry this is happening to you. Some schools seem to thrive on cliques---as do some floors in hospitals and other health care facilities---and if you are a newcomer you can get shut out quickly. You may get to know your classmates better when you are in small groups for clinicals. Sometimes people tend to bond over challenging subjects and many people make good friends among the classmates with whom they have clinicals. An experienced instructor once told me that she tried to break up classroom cliques because students needed to work with everyone, not just with their friends. I thought that was very wise advice.

3. What were your pre-req's?

I am very very curious to know what pre-req's you guys had prior to being accepted into the nursing programs you're in. Something is not sitting too well with me about this university's pre'req's or program in general so I just wanted to know what level everyone else's school is on.

Sorry, I can't help you with that because my BSN program was many years ago. However, feel free to PM me when you are able (I think you have to have made 15 posts and maybe I can be a sounding board for you.

With warmest regards,

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HI!

omg, i feel ya about the "cliques" thing.. :(

it's sad coz i also didn't know anyone in this private nursing school, but most of them seems to have been classmates when they took the pre-reqs. subjects...so they already have groups...and i'm kinda shy to "butt in" there...and they don't seem to be friendly to others who are not in their "cliques"

that was on our orientation though...

i'm just starting this monday!

and i hope throughout the program i'll be able to atleast have one friend...

coz it's hard to go through nursing alone...

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happy2learn works as a Employed at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

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hi everyone i was wondering a few things from all the people who just began nursing school this week......

1. i wanted to know have you all noticed in kinds of changes in your body since you've began?

nope.

2. has anyone noticed 'cliques' at their school?

somewhat. but i'm at a community college, so it may be different. however, the nursing students from a local university have been coming to one of the hospitals i volunteer at and there is a clear group of cliques,and the "outsiders" stand out, for sure.

3. what were your pre-req's?

a&p 1&2, micro, eng comp 1&2, psych, sociology, nutrition, and we all had to be stna's.

my appetite does change. i actually don't eat much when i'm busy, but when i have a break, man, i'll eat like crazy!

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My skin has had pimples all over it for the past week and a half, and having my period last week didn't help that at all...and I'm getting better at functioning with less sleep, and being able to go to bed and fall asleep before midnight.

There are crazy cliques at my school...cliques ranging from the people who live in the dorms there to the people who know each other from high school or college to the various cliques in the dual degree program I'm in. Most people in my class are under 30 with at least half of us being 18-23 or so....so that's a lot of the reason.

Prereqs:

- High school chem

- High school bio

- A&P 1 and 2 (although technically for the school it's a coreq, for my particular program it's a prereq)

- Psych 101

- Soc 101

- Eng 102 (critical writing)

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