I don't even know where to begin...
This week was my first week back to school and all I want to do is crawl under a rock. I have never had so many projects/papers/assignments in one semester before. I'm trying to "work ahead" but even that seems difficult. It's pretty much a well known fact that in nursing school you are behind before you even start. When you go to class they want to go over class expectations and the entire semester overview in an hour and then dive into material. How does that work if you are supposed to read assigned chapters beforehand? We only just started!
One thing that comes along with being in my last semester is an unfathomable amount of Online questions. We are expected to do 250 practice NCLEX questions in addition to almost as many or more online questions every month. That's approximately 500 questions a month (every 4 weeks to be exact) in addition to clinical paperwork, studying for exams, doing projects, writing papers... the list goes on. In all actuality this probably will not be as horrendous as it all first sounds. I will get my little self organized, work ahead as much as possible, and take things one day at a time. I will survive. I will pass. I will not freak out!
In addition to all of this school drama I am in the middle of the application process for RN positions. In nursing you apply for positions before you even graduate. I am roughly 4 months away from graduation and they already want us applying. I have applied and have my interview set up for next Friday. It's that quick! I have some small adjustments to make to my resume/cover letter and then I will be ready to go. Pray that this process goes well for me. I'm kind of getting used to it, with all the ones I've done previously, but this is the BIG one.
I'm trying to put these last 16 weeks of school into perspective. I keep setting time frames up in my head. When Halloween gets here I will be over halfway done. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around I will only have one week left of school! By Christmas I will be out of school and preparing for NCLEX (AHHH!). ... If I can make it to week 12 I think I will be doing good. That's 3/4 of the way done. I have projects and papers due pretty close together and if I can just make it to that point I will be nearly home free.
Well, I am off to do more online questions.