I haven't even started school yet, and I have spent so much money. My school requires the following in order to start nursing school.
Chile, you have to be rich or have a good credit card to afford nursing school. I still have to buy my textbooks and pay for classes. Fortunately, I did receive a grant which will pay most of my tuition and I'm expecting some more grants and hopefully a scholarship that will pay for the rest of it. Come what may I know my God will provide!
I attended orientation last week. What a ride! I guess I should start by saying they didn't say anything I didn't already know. Because of my natural curiosity and excitement I had already watched previous years orientations and googled every scrap of information there is on the internet.
It was a 2 day orientation. I had the opportunity to go in person which was awesome because it was a chance to rub shoulders with students and faculty and get a tour. Disappointment # 1 I got super sick that same week. Luckily by Thursday I was feeling a little better. Disappointment # 2 So many students showed up for orientation that they had most of us in overflow rooms. We could have stayed home for that. They did partially make up for it by giving us lunch. While on campus they talked about uniforms so I headed to the bookstore and bought 2 pairs of scrub pants, a class scrub top and a clinical scrub top. At the end of the orientation I connected with the sweetest young lady and I was able to join the group chat for our Full Time generic group.
Orientation Day 2 was fully online and that was a joke. The only part that was worth my time and energy was the presentation on studying techniques. They gave us valuable techniques that I look forward to trying.
In other news the chat has been very interesting. I know I'm going to buy another scrub top for class and because of the group chat I know where to get it for cheap. I've also obtained the book list, received tons of info, and met other classmates because of the chat.
I'm excited for nursing school and look forward to the next steps.
I am Jamerican, proud mom to the cutest little nugget, and I am a nursing student. I started a Youtube Channel to document life and this blog is my channel's compliment. Simply put Youtube is my LECTURE and this website is the LAB.
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