I finally started my first semester of Nusing School! I m doing an accelerated associates RN program that has just been added to my school. A couple nights ago was the very first class. It wasnt bad because it was just the usual first day stuff....introductions and syllabus. As we started the firs chapter I noticed this class will be different than all others. I have taken all my science classes at this college and ALL of them use powerpoints that we need to print and bring to class to use to take notes on and study from. Our nursing instructor uses a powerpoint but will not post it for us because she says she doesnt want us to memorize informationn, but rather apply the knowlege and read the chapters and outline them on our own.
I also had my first clinical experience last night. We visited the facility which is very nice! We got a grand tour and met some of the staff. We were able to buddy up with a partner (thank god!) and find a resident to work with. We are on the dementia unit so they were all happy and didnt mind us helping.At the end of the day we went through the charts to get a sense of the pt and what we will be dealing with. Next week is centered around pt care, which I think I will be okay with because my primary job outside of school is as a CNA
This morning we have our first lab where we will be going over th basic personal care skills we will need for next weeks clincal.
I found the reading just for the first week to be overwhelming and she continues to add on to what she initiallyassigned alot. Also, I am not use to these long days! 4 hour class lecture, 6 1/2 hour clinical and Lab. I am use to a 80 minute class!
If anyone could give me some study/reading/time management tips I would be greatful!
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