I finally got in!

  1. I'm so happy to share that I finally got into my nursing program!

    I had my doubts because I got a C- in AP1 and this is a CUNY school (so more competitive).

    But thank God they found a space for me!
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  3. by   RiFig_17
    Congratulations!! Glad to hear you got into your nursing program!
    Good luck with your courses and make sure to study study study!! Maybe brush up on some of your A&P as it will make so much more sense when you're learning in your nursing courses!
  4. by   Scientwist
    Thank you! I'm definitely going to go over my AP notes. Do you have any other advice for my first semester? I have no idea what to expect! I spent the last two years worrying about getting into the program and not worrying about how hard the program would actually be D:
  5. by   BeccaLove0
    Good job! I just got accepted today also, so exciting to finally be IN the program !
  6. by   Scientwist
    Congrats!!! Its finally happening! We're gonna be nurses!
  7. by   BeccaLove0
    It's all starting to feel real life! Can't wait
  8. by   RiFig_17
    Quote from Scientwist
    Thank you! I'm definitely going to go over my AP notes. Do you have any other advice for my first semester? I have no idea what to expect! I spent the last two years worrying about getting into the program and not worrying about how hard the program would actually be D:
    It's doable. Know your learning style for sure! I'm kind of a mix of all three so, I like to record my professors, jot down any important points they mention during lecture. Then afterward, listen to my recordings, type them up, and copy them down in a notebook (organizing it, color coding, drawing pictures, etc). Not all professors allow you to record them so ask before you do so.

    Although I didn't do this part as often as I should have, SKIM THROUGH THE CHAPTERS PRIOR TO LECTURE that way you have an idea what is going on. Go to lecture, listen, be prepared to ask questions, record, etc, then go back and skim your book again reading more in-depth the sections that weren't so clear to you during lecture but were clearly important.

    I personally LOVE watching youtube videos such as RegisteredNurseRN, khan academy, Simple Nursing, etc. However, do not use these as your only resource because their information may differ from what you're taught in lecture.

    I also formed a study group and we met up prior to an exam to review together. We used practice questions online/in review books, spoke through why that answer was right over the others (before reading the answer or rationale). We asked each other any questions we had and it's also beneficial to form a study group so you can give each other little mnemonics to help you remember!

    Good luck to you all!

    PS I know everyone has their own obligations in life, you have jobs to work, you have children to take care of, etc. Just know that in nursing school, you really have to focus. I know way too many people who tried to juggle way more than they can handle and even prioritized work over school work and they wanted to be upset when they didn't make it through a tough program such as nursing. Just be prepared, this will not be easy, but neither is saving someone's life.
  9. by   Scientwist
    Quote from RiFig_17
    It's doable. Know your learning style for sure! I'm kind of a mix of all three so, I like to record my professors, jot down any important points they mention during lecture. Then afterward, listen to my recordings, type them up, and copy them down in a notebook (organizing it, color coding, drawing pictures, etc). Not all professors allow you to record them so ask before you do so.

    Although I didn't do this part as often as I should have, SKIM THROUGH THE CHAPTERS PRIOR TO LECTURE that way you have an idea what is going on. Go to lecture, listen, be prepared to ask questions, record, etc, then go back and skim your book again reading more in-depth the sections that weren't so clear to you during lecture but were clearly important.

    I personally LOVE watching youtube videos such as RegisteredNurseRN, khan academy, Simple Nursing, etc. However, do not use these as your only resource because their information may differ from what you're taught in lecture.

    I also formed a study group and we met up prior to an exam to review together. We used practice questions online/in review books, spoke through why that answer was right over the others (before reading the answer or rationale). We asked each other any questions we had and it's also beneficial to form a study group so you can give each other little mnemonics to help you remember!

    Good luck to you all!

    PS I know everyone has their own obligations in life, you have jobs to work, you have children to take care of, etc. Just know that in nursing school, you really have to focus. I know way too many people who tried to juggle way more than they can handle and even prioritized work over school work and they wanted to be upset when they didn't make it through a tough program such as nursing. Just be prepared, this will not be easy, but neither is saving someone's life.
    Thanks so much. I've never recorded a professor before. But I think now is the time to start. There's so much to learn.

    I'm in my early twenties, no kids, at home with only a part time job so I don't have an excuse to mess this up lol.

    Also, how are clinicals? We don't have orientation until next week and I'm not sure what that details. When I was looking at classes it said it was 6 hrs a week.
  10. by   FutureNurseInfo
    What CUNY school, if you don't mind sharing?
  11. by   Scientwist
    I'll PM you! @FutureNurseInfo
  12. by   Nawkole
    Congratulations!!!! I'm working on my prerequisites now!
    I look forward to the day that I am accepted. I'm attending a CUNY school as well so yes it is very competitive but I am determined! I wish you all the best!
  13. by   Scientwist
    @Nawkole

    Thank you! Its so surreal.

    Are you applying to a BSN or ADN program? I'm sure you'll get in!
  14. by   RiFig_17
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    Thanks so much. I've never recorded a professor before. But I think now is the time to start. There's so much to learn.

    I'm in my early twenties, no kids, at home with only a part-time job so I don't have an excuse to mess this up lol.

    Also, how are clinicals? We don't have orientation until next week and I'm not sure what that details. When I was looking at classes it said it was 6 hrs a week.
    Well, just make sure you tell your manager/boss that you're going to nursing school so maybe they can provide some flexibility with your schedule. I've known of some people finding it hard to juggle a part time job and school. However, there are some who can have a full time job, kids, and still do phenomenally in class.

    I don't attend the same school as you do so, I can't say for certain how your clinical will be. At my school, we didn't attend clinical until a month in our first semester. We were validated on our skills prior to going to the hospitals. Clinical for us is an 8-hour shift once a week, however, our instructors usually didn't keep us there that long.

    I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for in terms of "details" for clinical. You are provided with maybe one patient, you get report from your nurse, introduce yourself to the PCA/PCT/CNA and let them know you'll be taking care of that patient today. You go in and introduce yourself to the patient (name, title, and your purpose for being in their room). Then you would assist them with morning care (cleaning them up, making their bed, assisting them to the bathroom- if they can/or are allowed).

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