Nursing Blog: Day 1
So today marks the day of my first class at Nursing School. And while waiting for class to begin (mostly bouncing in my seat and sipping on lemonade), I decided that I should make a Nursing blog. I’m sure that there are so many other blogs like this, but this is something that I would love to continue doing for my whole nursing career (2 years in school). Plus, with so many of my teachers saying how the next 2 years will be filled with stress, tears, laughter, and sleep-deprivation, this makes a good venting-stress reliever.
But there are some limitations: No names will be used to protect my fellow classmates and teachers, no mention of what school I attend (since during orientation, they made such a big deal about not mentioning the school in the internet), and no detailed content of what is learned.
Anyways, on with the blog….
Today was the first class of Introduction into Medical-Surgical Nursing. I’m still not over the fact that I’m a Nursing Student, let alone that I got into Nursing School!
Class began at 7am with an orientation to Medical- Surgical Nursing, but after three days of orientation into Nursing the previous week, it got very tiring. After half an hour of syllabus reading and which textbooks are required, the lecture finally began.
Our teacher began lecturing about Vital Signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, pain, and oxygen saturation). We were given the pages needed to read before class began, but I still felt lost. Here were all these other people who were years older than me, furiously taking notes on the lecture and asking intelligent questions and yet, there I sat making no sense of what the teacher was saying and having terms thrown at me like I was suppose to know what it was.
Usually I love challenges, if I don’t know something I will look it up and be even more prepared for the next class. But this was something different. This was a feeling where I completely felt unprepared. Thankfully I recorded the whole lecture to listen to again and understand later on. But, today is only the first day. Although it was a slap in the face for me, I just had to remember that today is the first day. I will become more prepared and I will get over the initial shock of getting into Nursing School.
I’m so glad for all the people I’ve met already in class. They’re all so smart and so helpful! We all are going through the same thing (hopefully I’m not feeling alone) and we can all chat whenever we need to. Thank you for my mini-support group and new friends! We will all keep each other sane! :)
Day one over, day two is yet to begin…..
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posted on August 13, 2012