12 Tips for Nursing Students on Your First Day of Class

First day of class

With new students able to start every 16 weeks and classes starting every eight, Chamberlain students are regularly faced with their first day of a new class. And while course descriptions, advisors and fellow students can help fill in the blanks about a new class, some questions can still linger.

To help you with each new first day of class, we asked our Facebook fans what advice they would give to a student on their first day. Here are the most popular and most common answers.

  1. Be prepared for the hardest, scariest, most rewarding day of your life. Always remember:  Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts. – Monica Yolanda
  2. Print you syllabus and follow along week by week. Look ahead and cross off as you go and before you know it, eight weeks will be done. – Cari Cawley
  3. Treat your first class as important as your last class. Stay strong throughout every class so when your last class truly comes you are fully ready to ace your boards. – Alyssa Vaughn
  4. Being a part of Chamberlain is a journey... Pack for every occasion, enjoy every moment, and you will remember it as the milestone in your life it was. J - Taylor Jones
  5. Don't fall behind!! Eight weeks fly by. – Rose Lopez Veliz
  6. Ask for help early if you need it. Take a deep breath. – Pam Budd
  7. Don't be discouraged if you don't do well on your first test, you'll know you have to work harder to keep moving forward. – Edwin Sierra Jr.
  8. Be confident and courageous. You can do anything you have your heart set on. – Charmaine Kaylor
  9. Stay organized! – Soroya Bell
  10. It's ok to be a little scared. Study hard and don't be afraid to ask for help from your instructors. – Melanie Delaney
  11. Reach out for tutor and writing help. Use that library access; link for formatting references on Right side, so use it! – Kathleen Dooley
  12. Don't get behind on your reading. Give yourself time to study to avoid cramming it all in. Get a good night's sleep before exam day. – Donabel Perez

Have some tips you’d like to add to the list? Share your advice in the comments below.

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