I don’t know where to begin. This first week of nursing school has had a lot of ups and downs. I have met all my professors for this 1st quarter. My favorite one is the one who teaches Assessments (lecture and lab). I really like him and the best thing about him is that he is super funny and extremely knowledgeable. The other 3 are females (Pharmacotherapeutics, Fundamentals and Critical thinking for nurses). They are nice too.
My first day was very interesting. Within the first 5 minutes of me being in my first class the professor says something like this: “I don’t text so get over it! so just email me or call me / You need to get to know your classmates fast because you are going to be touching each other often / Now turn your head to your right and left….chances are you wont see that classmate at graduation / You think you like your uniform, just wait till you have to iron them AND don’t worry by the time you finish this program you are going to want to burn those things (uniforms)” LOL! I am so glad our professor has a big sense of humor, although I do think he is serious about most of it. He makes both classes very entertaining and fun. It is not boring for sure. I actually look forward to his class this week.
On my first class of fundamentals, our female professor says “You are not in Kansas City anymore!” of course I didn’t understand why she was saying it. I wasn’t the only one who didn’t understand. She asked if anyone knew why she said that. One girl said Wizard of Oz! Which means that we are not in our familiar place anymore (like Dorothy in Kansas City) and that Nursing school is a whole new world but full of wonderful experiences just like Emerald City…..
On a serious not, we were also told that Nursing school is all about “Critical Thinking” and if we are not sure how to use it, they are going to teach us how. I go to bed thinking about critical thinking! it is repeated constantly by each professor. It is very overwhelming and I am so glad that I am not the only one who feels that way. A lot of my classmates are still trying to figure out how to plan their study time. It is A LOT of work! All the professors keep on saying that being a nurse is not easy, it is actually hard (They are being super honest). That being a nurse is hard hard hard work but at the end if this is our passion, it will be a very rewarding career.
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