Today I finished a two day orientation to the nursing program I am starting in January. Two long days but I am glad that the school provided this orientation. My situation is a little bit different than a lot of nursing students since I am an LPN and am reentering the nursing program partway through.
I think that I have written in a previous post that this is a stressful situation for me. I have been out of the nursing program since April 2007 so it is quite an adjustment to get back in there. I don't remember many skills or info that I haven't used since then.
The nursing orientation was pretty much a review session. We went over nursing care plans (which I hate!). We practiced IV skills, medication math problems, etc. This takes such a weight off of my shoulders. I am rusty on some of the math but overall it isn't bad. I also was worried that they might want care plans to be done differently but it was pretty much the same. I want to do some reading while on break to get back in the swing of things. I am getting more excited though. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally beginning to be visible.