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    Tooty,
    I just finished my first semester of nursing school (the second will start on Jan. 10th) and let me tell you, you are about to learn soooooo much. My advice to you will be to stay calm and take it one step at a time. Don't beat yourself up if you don't get it right away. All of my classes last year corresponded with each other, especially when we had to learn the nursing process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation). It will get better and you'll look back later on down the road and be surprised at how much you've learned. You'll eat, breath, sleep Nursing (In a good way). Good Luck !

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    I'm totally scared and nervous about my second semester. It starts this Monday (the 10th). I'm taking Med-Surg (w/clinical), Mental Health (w/clinical), and a Critical Research class. I did good my first semester, pulled off 3 A's and 2 B's, but it was very overwhelming and stressful. Now all I think about is not having time for anything and wanting to pull my hair out at the same time. But I love learning, the readings are the real killer. Well, Good Luck to everyone this semester !!

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    Maycee,
    I just finished my first semester in the BSN program and I used 3 ring, 1 inch binders. For some classes, with the big syllabi, I used 1 1/2 inch binders. To help with organization I used one binder/class instead of combining everything because you're about to learn alot. Also I used individual notebooks..i think thats what they're called (college rule) just in case you have extra notes to write that won't fit on the slides. For pharmacology, I had two notebooks, one for the already learned material and one for the new material that we had not tested over yet. And the subject dividers are good as well. Good Luck with your first semester, it won't be easy but take it one step at a time.

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    Hello Mimo ! I just finished my first semester of Nursing School (BSN) at Georgia Southern University. Before the semester started I always heard about how terrible Pharmacology was, but I'm here to tell you, IT IS LEARNABLE. Don't expect to know every little thing about each drug because it will drive you crazy. Most of the meds you have heard of before and some of the conditions that the medications are prescribed for, some of your family members may have had as well. I suggest learning the medicines by their classifications, such as Analgesics, Anticonvulsants, Anticoagulants, etc. that way when you see them on a test you may not remember everything about them but you will know the basic knowledge (mechanism of action, indications, contraindications) and the side effects. Also use flash cards, use pneumonics, create a small scenario, don't wait until the day before the test to study (use that night as a review night only), and RELAX because you can do it. Keep us posted after the semester starts and let me know how you're doing. Good Luck !!

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    I need to formulate a Wellness Nursing Diagnosis, and have no clue about them or how to state them in my care plan ? Can someone help me ?? Thanks !

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    I feel the exact same way as you guys. During core I thought I wouldn't make it !! Now that I'm in my first out of 4 semesters in the nursing program...I would rather take A&P I-II over again, three times maybe. NOTHING compares to the work load in any nursing program. But it's so worth it. Hang in there guys......two years from now I hope to be saying that the Nursing program was too easy !!!!!!!!

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    To gerry79: I am a first-semester BSN student. Your question about "is nursing school unnecessarily hard ?" really caught my attention. First off let me tell you that YOU HAVE TO LOVE NURSING !! Let me stress the word LOVE!! It is nothing like core classes....meaning test questions are not direct, you will have to think critically. It's really hard to explain it, but you will know after your first couple of test. Also, there is not enough time in the day. Theres only 24 hrs. in a day, but just think about 15 being in class and/or clinicals. On top of doing care plans for clinicals, drug cards for clinicals and pharmacology, studying for test.....you will have about 12 group projects and basically busy work is what I call it. I often wonder why the professors can't give us study guides with questions that are going to be on the test, not extra stuff to study. It's sooo easy to fail. I study hours and hours, but I tend to over-analyze situations, and it will KILL you. In my program you have to make 75% or higher on test average alone, not including the busy work (thats only added in if you made a 75% or higher). I admit, we have a lot to learn in 2 yrs., especially for the autonomy that comes along with being an RN, but its stressful, and many nights you will wonder is this what I want to do? If your answer is yes, you'll accept the crazy things we have to do, and strive for the day of Graduation. Like many others, that day can't come soon enough. Good Luck !! Oh yeah, only 1 student has dropped out of the program. A couple others will FAIL out due to poor test grades.

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    Hi! I just finished my third week at clinicals. For the past three weeks, my instructor has given me patients with the same medical diagnosis (TAH). Also, we have to do a nursing care plan for each patient, without using the same nursing diagnosis twice. What is a good way to state a diagnosis for a patient that is having lots of "flatus" ?

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    I am a first-semester nursing student (Jr. I) from Southeast Ga. I wanted to get some suggestions on ideas for a nursing image project. Its basically a group project where we create a product that reflects an image on professional nursing in contemporary society. My professor gave us some ideas that past nursing students used, such as military nurses and comparing the function of nursing from different countries. I greatly appreciate any feedback given, and GOOD LUCK TO ALL FIRST YEAR NURSING STUDENTS !! We WILL make it. Keep your head up because there is light at the end of the tunnel !

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    I will be starting my first semester of nursing school in August. I was wondering if any present/new graduates have ever attending a Summer Program/Internship. I'm interested in a program that is possibly 8-10 weeks, stipends (including housing, meals, transportation before, after, and during), clinical experience, etc. If anyone has any information or insight to a program please let me know. Thanks !

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    My twin sister and I will both be starting the BSN program on August 17th. We excited about the clinicals but a little scared about Pharmacology and the other classes. We always have each other to help study and relieve stress, so thats a big plus. Congratulations to everyone and GOOD LUCK !

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    Hi! My name is India Adkins and I'm from Kingsland, Ga. I attend school almost two hours away at Georgia Southern University. Coastal Community College is based in Brunswick, Ga. Depending on how you drive, it only takes a good 20-25 minutes to get there. They have a center in Kingsland. It's a brand-new facility also. The website is www.cgcc.edu. If you need any other help just let me know.

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    Hello Everyone. My name is India Adkins and I will be starting the Nursing Program here at Georgia Southern University in August. I'm both excited and nervous. I have a little experience under my belt, being that I have did volunteer work in several health care facilities. If anyone has any advice, comments, or first year experiences, feel free to let me know. Thanks



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