Although school technically starts Tuesday, thanks to the internet we're supposed to already have 7 chapters read & 7 quizzes taken. Thankfully she extended having the quizzes done until Friday but I am already sweating this. I've taken three of the quizzes (which are open book by the way), which are only 10 questions each & let me just say, they are so hard! I mean even with the answers in the book I'm having a hard time figuring them out. On my quizzes so far it went like this - 90, 80, 70. I figured at that point I'd better just give up for the moment & go to bed!! Now luckily she has given us 2 hours to take these quizzes, so that we have time to look up the answers, but I swear the answers are NOT in the book. I know she asks the questions in the same format as most nursing classes, you know the "What answer is the MOST correct" format, but I swear even with the book open in front of me I CANNOT figure out what the freaking answer is!!! It's starting to worry me. And another thing is that she doesn't have it where we can see what answers we missed, but she said she is working on that. ALSO, I have this online class that's an elective and while I like it, it seems like it's going to be so much research & discussion boards & papers, goodness gracious and these are just TWO of the 4 classes plus one lab that I am taking. Now I see why everyone feels overwhelmed at the beginning. 47 quizzes in Path, ugh!!!
On a less whining note, I am totally looking forward to starting class tomorrow. And I am SO thankful that I have a friend who is a semester ahead of me. This really helps with knowing what to expect, knowing what books I don't need to bother to buy, buying the books I DO need from her at a cheaper price than others are paying AND she is so sweet, she's going to lend me some code I need to watch some video's. Now mind you this code alone is $80.00 if I had to purchase it. Also, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my glorious Raspberry stethoscope with my name on it :) & I also have to go tomorrow to get my nursing kit with my very own blood pressure cuff in it. Woohoo, my family is going to LOVE me practicing on them, haha.
So to sum how I am feeling. VERY NERVOUS, no beyond nerves, anxious. Excited. Happy. Overwhelmed. Worried. Hopeful. Proud. And confident. Not confident in ME, but confident that the One who brought me this far won't let me fall and that with LOTS of hard work, dedication and commitment that I can and will DO THIS!!
Now on to the important stuff, what to wear tomorrow to my first day of class. ;)