Shalai 703 Views
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Hoping someone can give me advice on which colleges in the western North carolina area have the best structured nursing programs? Right now, I can only attend an ADN program, and I would like to get opinions as to which community colleges are really organized when it comes to nursing education.
I was so tired at the end of last semester when I was studying for our Fundamentals final, I got my classes confused, lol. I was on the phone with another student from class, and I was looking for a handout the instructor gave us because we needed it for studying. I remembered what it looked like, but had no clue where it was at. Suddenly, it dawned on me that what I was looking for had nothing to do with the Fundamentals class, but was given to us in pharm class! We had a good laugh over that one, about how our brains were totally fried from too much studying, lol.
A Corvette and a cabin in the mountains with a lake, so I can fish any time I wanna!
I'm really at a crossroads here and need some advice, please. I will be starting my 2nd semester of nursing school (ADN) next week, and I've been really stressing on whether or not I should even pursue this career any further, because I was so disappointed with this past semester. I got good grades (an "A" in Pharm, "B" in Fundamentals), but it took a whole heck of a lot of studying on my part to get these grades. We did not get the lecture I've been used to in all my other classes. Some say this is a normal part of nursing school; that most of it is self learned anyway, yet others say we should've gotten more lecture, esp in Fundamentals. I personally need that lecture time, and I feel like a lot of our class time this past semester was really just wasted on group work. So my first question is: Do most nursing programs throw lecture to the wayside and let the students figure it out mostly for themselves?
My second question is whether or not I even belong in the nursing program. I have a 2 yr degree in Medical Lab Technology, and I've been seriously considering returning to this field to obtain a Bachelors degree. The problem is, for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a nurse. I originally enrolled in the MLT program because at that time, the nursing program in my area was set up differently, and the waiting list was so long it would have been next to impossible to get in. So I did what I could do at the time, and I don't regret it, I just don't know if I should continue with it, or stay the course I'm on now with nursing.
I guess I just feel so totally lost and overwhelmed because it's not the learning style I'm used to. I've never felt this way in any of my classes before, and it's got me stressed to the max. So tell me, is this normal to feel this way?? Even though I've gotten good grades so far, I feel like I'm struggling; like I'm banging my head against a wall. Most nurses I've talked to tell me just do what I gotta do to get through school, and then I'll learn to be a "real nurse" when I get out in the real world, but therein lies another problem I'm struggling with: should we not, for the most part, be learning how to be "the nurse" while we are in school??
I'm sorry this is so long, but any advice you can give me would be helpful. I feel like if I don't go back, I'll be throwing away a chance of a lifetime with a rewarding career, but at the same time, I feel like I'm spinning my wheels where I'm at. Help!
Anat & Phys I - "B"
Psy 241 - "A"
Normally, I get all A's, but I got really discouraged over school toward the end of the semester, and I know that's why my grade dropped to a B in Anatomy. After talking with my advisor, I feel better about the upcoming semester, so I know I'll be able to pull out an A for Anat-Phys II.
I start into the nursing program in the fall '08 semester, and already I'm stressing over pharmacology. I've never been really good at math, and I'm so afraid I will fail it. I know this is a pretty much "make or break" course, and I'm afraid I won't make it through. Other than practicing conversions and praying a lot, is there any other advice you can give me?
I MADE IT!! I got the call Saturday, but didn't check my messages until yesterday morning, so I worried 2 extra days for nothing!!! I go today for advising about the spring semester. Not sure if I'll be able say anything though, b/c I'm still speechless!
Yay!! I go for an interview with the nursing faculty at my local CC on Wednesday (acceptance letters will go out Oct 17), now all I have to do is write a paragraph or two on what nursing means to me, and what I bring to nursing. My question is: should I handwrite it, or use MS Word? My advisor will only say it's up to me. I've got my copy on computer (it's easier to go back and change things around), but I wanted to see what the general consensus is because I don't want to mess this up. I've got to have 2 copies to turn in at the interview.
I took the TEAS a couple of weeks ago, and I had used the study guide. The biggest thing for me was the math section. It was pretty basic stuff, but time started getting close because there were several word problems I had to go back and re-read to make sure I didn't miss anything. I started panicking about running out of time (I think I made some stupid mistakes b/c of that), but I got done with about 3 min left. I finished with a 79%; not as high as I would've liked, but good anyway.
Count me in too! I took the PSB last week, and the TEAS this past Friday. I scored 79.4% on the TEAS, but I won't know about the PSB until after Sept 19th, when the interview letters go out. I'm really worried about it, b/c I didn't get finished with part one before time ran out (I don't think anyone did). One of the schools I applied to only takes 10 students for the eve/weekend class, so it's really competitive.
Just wanted to say "hi". I'm a pre-nursing student, and I'm trying for three different programs (1 LPN, 2 RN), hoping to get into one of them. I'm taking the PSB tomorrow, & the TEAS on Friday. Needless to say, it's gonna be a busy week!
Anyway, I'm glad I found this site. It's been very helpful to me.
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