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    School Pretty Much Canceled Clinical

    I am with you for needing to vent and rant OP, it is a trying time to start school (ADJUST) and for us EVERY other day there was a new plan and each plan knocked us down a peg. One email (annoyingly but rightfully so) started with "Nursing is all about changes and now we are expected to change AGAIN and you can either embrace it for it what it is or make it more complicated than it needs to be and try to go against it..." or something of that nature and for as HARD as I rolled my eyes at that statement, it IS true. Our life as we knew it changed completely when we started and will continue to do so as we adjust to our new and ever changing roles trying to get from point A to point B. As hard and painful as it is that our entire experience has done a 360, we are fortunate that our schools care enough to HELP us get through it. Definitely blow off steam OP, I know I still have my moments as I was truly beginning to find myself and now have to go back to attempting to mom and wife and school all in the SAME place, but we MUST adapt and do our best to get through this.
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    I do not know. Fall is usually more competitive than Spring which is why my score of 119 was fine for Spring at FW. Go into the facebook group mentioned here somewhere and you should be able to compare past scored for fall at Lawrence:)
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    For some reason it isn't letting me reply. Our clinicals are canceled but the email isn't supposed to go out until tomorrow Ah now I can reply. Okay so ONE group in our class got an email about clinicals being planned to be virtual and a 2 hour meeting will take place on clinical days. Our labs WERE set to meet in smaller groups but then that got canceled as well so I have no idea how they will check off and approve Foley's and NG tubes.
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    So how is everyone feeling now??? I'm honestly not sure if I'm ready for all the things that are happening. SO many changes just within one week
  5. Our Spring break has been extended for another week, the following week is online only. They SAID any clinicals and labs can be done in groups 10 or less so unless the facility bars us from going I THINK my clinicals will be okay because our group is exactly 10. Lab I am unsure how they will play that out as the class is pretty large. They so far have added one week onto the end of the semester to make this week off up. I do wonder how that will affect those in my current semester who are taking a Summer semester. I hope this doesnt last very long though... the thought of taking these classes online is just blah.
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    Why do so many cheerleaders enter nursing?

    I'm definitely a nerd. Oddly enough my friend and I were just talking about how weve never seen an ugly nurse though so if you're going off of looks you might just not know Well okay one time in middle school I tried to be a cheerleader but I wasnt good.
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    How many more times....

    And also, so what if you end up retaking a class. If that's what you need to TRULY grasp the content then so be it. You cant keep moving on if you arent grasping the foundation. Swear that's my last thought on this LOL
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    How many more times....

    I'll be honest with you just for the sake of it even though its embarrassing for me. I am in my first semester. I have been doing great with clinicals and labs, fundies I am just getting by but that's BECAUSE of med surg 1. I literally pour every ounce of focus that I can into it because my first exam I did AWFUL. Like not even regular school passing (56%) it knocked me on my butt I will tell you that because I REALLY did devote so sooooo much time to it and did billions of practice questions. The second test I focused more on reading and making my own notes along with the lecture notes. I improved but still got a 70%. I felt SO discouraged. I questioned EVERY THING for a long time but I have worked SO hard to get where I am, as I'm sure you have. We arent stupid if we made it into the program. You are at a point where you need to decide if this is what you truly want and KEEP going. The third exam I did the study guide, I read and highlighted in chapters, I did practice questions, my friend and I randomly texted questions to eachother and went through rationales. I really took my time taking the test. I went back through and made sure I REALLY READ what the questions were asking and I ended getting an 82% on that one. My school is the same as yours, 75 staying alive. So right now I have a 70 in that class BUT the point is I decided I wanted it, decided I was IN and kept trying to evolve and adapt my study habits to help me get there. Nursing school isn't easy, it isn't anything that is going to be given to us or else EVERYONE would be doing it and passing. It's okay to have your down moments, that's absolutely needed some times but if you are IN THIS, dust off and keep going. Do not stop and do not doom yourself by thinking you are too stupid to do this. You're not, or you wouldnt be here to begin with. Best of luck to you.
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    Hey y'all! Hows everyone feeling now being halfway done?! Still chugging along?! Have an awesome Spring break and TRY to relax while you can : )
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    Not connecting or feeling good about nursing program

    I am typically a loner, I like being by myself and dont typically enjoy being around a lot of people especially girls, I do horrible with large groups of girls. However when I started / starting my program I forced myself to TRY to be just an little more open and it somehow worked out that I found a handful of people who are just like me. They like to keep to themselves but they enjoy having someone in these classes that we all know are absolutely tough in their own ways, to talk with, talk study tactics with and just all around have an enjoyable time with. I had my first clinical a week ago and sitting with my group and instructor I had the most overwhelming feeling of belonging. That NEVER Happens for me, I am not a person who belongs anywhere but once I let myself kind of view things differently everything changed for me. I am sure there are people like you OP, maybe some re takers or just people who arent very cliquey either, but you just have to kind of find them and figure it out for yourself. Nursing school is hard but I think it's a lot easier when you can at least enjoy some of the people you will be in school with. Good luck to you this semester!
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    Yeah, I am going to HAVE to make lists for each week or I'll probably have a melt down. And omg I havent even let myself think of check offs yet
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    @Kserf1998 I am sooooo jealous you have your assignments already to plan out for, I'm DYING to know what is going to be going on for each class !! @Jkrupka ugh!! We had 3 chapters in fundies and 1 in med surg to read but that's all I have heard so far!! I got a really nice email from.my clinical instructor at least, to give us an idea of what to expect but that's it. I've been checking myivylearn like 6x a day to see if anything has posted and it hasnt lol Talk about jumping in head first!!!
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    Oh my gosh!! Yes, usually people are in disbelief, although I have had a few people who are already nurses say to reach out of I need anything so that has been SUPER sweet. But sadly it seems like MOST of the time people dont want to see others move on and advance and succeed. The books are HUGE. I also had to buy a new seperate duffel bag to carry all the lab equipment then I got another smaller bag for clinicals. It seems like there was just like SOOOO much stuff to move around and organize. I'm also just ready to get moving. My clinical day has already changed once too haha but I am DEFINITELY not complaining about that, it went from a friday to a Thursday and Thursdays are days my husband is usually off anyway so I wont have to panic as often about finding childcare at 6am but that's another big reason I am ready to get going, just for all of us to get used to the new schedule!! What classes do you have on Monday? I have Fundamentals and Lab! I am POSITIVE this year will be done in the blink of an eye!! (Although it probably wont feel like that some days)
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2020 Hopefuls

    As we're closing in our last "free" weekend, just wanted to check in with everyone How are you all feeling ?!! Are you ready to smash this semester out! Its seems unbelievable to me still that we made it, and FINALLY we will be freshman nursing students I'm here always if anyone needs ANY support at any time. I sincerely wish the best of luck to ALL of you, you will all make such wonderful nurses!
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    Finish the Toon!

    You DID visit us !!
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    Finish the Toon!

    Dang. I thought DavyDo was visiting us
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