Hello all! If some of you have been reading my blog you would know that I began my sophomore year of classes last week. This week has been my first full week of classes. Honestly, I feel a mixture of emotions. Most of the times I feel overwhelmed, because I still have to get into my flow of managing my course load this year. You can see what courses I am taking this semester here and here.
Beginning classes has been solid so far, of course I am already drowning in work for Patho. My patho course is a hybrid course, meaning we only meet whenever we “need” to; however, my professor likes seeing us face-to-face, which I like. I don’t really know how to feel about my Patho professor, she is a DNP and runs a practice (very impressive), and she seems really nice. She even integrates a little bit of Health Assessment into outr lectures (and we are all pre-nursing)! My only problem is that she laughs to much and it makes me nervous. I really would like to do well in this class because it is an actual nursing school course. So far I am doing my best to keep on a schedule, my hope is to learn the content.
It was very odd to sit in my 8:00 a.m. Patho class on the first day and just look around the classroom. Glancing around I thought to myself “I am competing with these people and then some to get into the nursing program.” This rattled me a bit, because I saw so many girls in there who are extremely smart, have 4.0’s (I go to a small school and people tend to rattle of their credentials) and are CNAs and I honestly felt inadequate. I do know that you don’t need to become a CNA to be a good nurse/do well in nursing school.
I am not one who worries about others and I am not a very competitive person. I automatically always feel inferior to others. I will just have to keep reminding myself that others have passed Patho before, so I can do it too.
During the first couple of class days, I kept getting asked if I was a freshman 🙄. This gets annoying even though this is the story of my life. I am short, with a baby-face, and not a very nice figure, and I feel as if people do not tend to take me serious. Anyone who is short with a baby-face as well, knows this can hurt your self-esteem a bit.
Overall, this first week has been a bit chaotic, because I am trying to get adjusted to a new schedule. It has also been a bit overwhelming, because I have a load of information to learn between chemistry, patho and medical Spanish (not to mention speech). I will continue to give updates and my thoughts for Thoughtful Thursdays.