Monday, January 24, 2011
1st day post-thoughts
The class began, with our satellite professors going over the syllabus page for page (15 in all). This class is our seven credit nursing fundamentals class that has a lecture, lab, and clinical component. The first half of the class we'll be doing our clinical off site at a local nursing home doing CNA work, the second half of the class we'll be focusing on acute care and my clinical group will be in the cardiac unit.
Friday will be our first lab, where we have to wear our lab coats; she told us that we would have to have 40 vitals completed by April 1st, along with many other check list types of things to show what we've learned.
Next I drove over to my old school campus to print off my PowerPoint slides (in this new school you have to bring your own paper and I didn't have any...stupid), which were a lot of slides but now I'm set for the next two weeks. I've also realized I'm gonna need closer to a 3" binder instead of my 1-1/2" binders that don't hold as many papers, and maybe some cool new colorful section tabs for organizing. Yay another reason to go school supply shopping sounds good to me.
Tomorrow class doesn't start until 2:00pm, but I look forward to getting this week done and over with and to get into my groove of learning.
PS you wanna know how nerdy and excited I was today, before class I totally videotaped crossing the street to my school building for my collection of memoirs hahaha.
at 4:04 PM