I am less than four weeks away from starting the second semester of nursing school. I was away on vacation for five weeks with my family and I have finally returned back to reality. I know the stress will begin soon so I tried to enjoy the time off and spend as much time as possible with my loved ones.
We have already been scheduled to have our dosage calculation exam during the first week. The passing grade is 100%. I had to take it twice during my first semester because I kept failing by one or two points each time. This time I want to pass on my first try and not be worried about it so I started practicing a few questions already from the practice packet that was given from school.
I also have to brush up on a few things before the second semester starts so I am not completely lost. We start pharmacology so I am going to try and skim through to familiarize myself with the concepts. I have been hearing that majority of the students struggle with pharmacology and it is best to be prepared ahead of time.
As for now, I know I need to get a new planner, few notebooks and pens. I mentioned in my previous posts that I am a traditional note-taker and I love to take notes using my pen and paper. I also did not purchase e-books and instead bought the required nursing books from Facebook nursing groups for reasonably affordable prices.
This semester my clinical rotations will be five weeks long for Med-Surg, Maternity, and Psychiatry. They will be two days a week and 8-hour shifts. I am really looking forward to maternity because that is where I see myself after I graduate. But lets see what happens because experience changes a lot of things!
Hopefully in my future posts I can bring on more exciting updates about everything in my second semester of nursing school. So if you haven’t already, subscribe and share my blog 🙂