well this is my first week of nursing school and i love it. Dont get me wrong, im exhausted and incredibly stressed out. The days are eight hour long days five days a week, not including some clinical that you have to be there at 6 in the morning just jam packed full of information. They basically just slam you into everything on the first day and by the time the day was over i started understanding what all of the "scare" was about. I also realized that i am basically the underdog in the class considering almost everyone in there except for a few of us are already cna's or medical assistants.. which is not a nurse, or liscened, but it does give them an upperhand in some areas because most of them have already worked somewhere in healthcare. BUT i am not by any means going to let that bother me!!! We have to demonstrate every single thing we learn infront of an instructor individually and i was struggeling a little bit today because its terribly nerve racking so i stayed afterwards to get a little more help one on one, i find that building a relationship with your instructor and getting more help is definitely something i need to be successful. School does NOT come easy for me, and never has. I struggeled in middle school and in highschool as well, but i found that when i started college the more i applied myself and worked HARD, i was succeeding. SO I NOW KNOW , that if i put myself to the test and study hard, apply myself and give it everything ive got things start turning up.
Anyways, just thought i would try and update every now and then about how its all going. So far so good. I have my first day of clinical tomorrow! yikes... but fun. im definitely into the more hands on part of the whole thing!