What can I expect my first semester?

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Hi All -

Orientation is on 8/23! :) I am very excited and nervous! I took so many courses prior to nursing school that only classes I have left are nursing classes with the exception of Micro, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Everything else, I taken.

What can I expect my first semester? I have Nursing Fundamentals, Wedneday 1-4 and Clinical on Thursday, 6:45am - 2:00.

It's not knowing what to expect that has me nervous and I'm hoping you can fill me in! What do you think an average week will be like?

Thank you!

suzy253, RN

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Specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

At orientation you can expect a lot of info to be thrown your way. Lots of papers, etc. and it feels a bit overwhelming but believe me, everything will fall into place.

Nursing Fundamentals--lecture, taking notes, etc.

Clinicals--for starters you'll probably be doing bed baths, making beds, helping pts ambulate, vitals....as you learn more skills, you get to do those. You'll be on your feet a lot that's for sure! Don't be afraid to ask questions & observe when you can. Good luck.


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The first couple of days.....paperwork. It will be so overwhelming. You will have check offs for your skills ( if it's like my school ). Those are very stressful and all I can say is Practice, Practice, Practice every chance you get. I think we had a math test and an ATI test that semester. You will begin to write care plans. Fun! Fun!

Anyway, Congratulations!

Specializes in PeriOp, ICU, PICU, NICU.

Congratulations to you. :)

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