Orientation and First Day of Nursing School!

Hey everyone! Wow… it has been quite a whirlwind since my last post and so much has happened. Let’s just jump right in!


I had my orientation about a week ago and that was an incredible experience and it was so much information thrown at us. Throughout the day, my brain felt like it was on overload, but that is totally okay because I was also super excited for everything to begin. Our class went over rules, signed papers, overlooked out schedules, etc. Compared to my first day, orientation was more like a pre-orientation. On orientation day, we also started our first lecture, so it was super important that we all had our first reading assignment done before coming into class. So technically, I “started” nursing school a week beforehand to get caught up on reading.

On my way to my school in the morning, I felt so overwhelmed with emotions. Good emotions! I was nervous, scared, anxious, but I was also excited, happy, and filled with joy! I ALMOST cried in my car while driving, HA! It just hit me that I actually got to where I wanted to be in a short amount of time, and I was so proud of myself and what I had done thus far. I am so fortunate to have gotten into the school of my dreams, without having to be put on a waiting list! If you want to know how I felt when I got accepted, see this post.

First day

Thanks to orientation, a previous class, and another event my program hosted, I felt less nervous when it came to my first day. I felt like I could conquer anything and I felt READY! My day was long, and was chuck full of important information, that got me thinking, “I need to organize STAT“. HA! But seriously, we went over so many different topics, that I knew I would be tabbing things left and right when I got home.

It was a long day and I had to wake up very early, and I was so exhausted by the end of the day. I could’ve easily taken a nap as soon as I got home, but didn’t.

I will update you all next week and let you know how my organizing went because I need to crack the whip and get started immediately before I get scatter-brained!

If you have gone to your orientation, started school, or have organizing tips, I would love to hear from you. I want to know how your experiences went! This is such an exciting time!

Ta-ta for now!


2 thoughts on “Orientation and First Day of Nursing School!

  1. NurseMegintheMaking says:

    Love this blog post, I was curious to how much you had to read before orientation. I can’t believe that there are so many topics within the first couple days of class. My program is sort of fast paced, I’m a little worried it’s going to be hard to keep up. So glad you liked it and I think I may cry in the car too. Haha


    • futurenursenicole says:

      Since we only went over a portion of the whole lecture, I only had to read half of the whole reading assignment. I would say probably around 50+ pages.
      My suggestion is to make many calendars for different deadlines or things you have to do and copy everything from your calendars that are given to you from your professors and put it into your planner. Just don’t get behind on your reading, because I have heard it is hard to catch up.
      Crying is also totally okay! Emotions are supposed to be expressed!


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