Rahhh! Nursing school is taking its toll

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    New students should just be getting comfortable with their school schedule. That's not saying that you are adapting - but how are you doing now? Is it getting easier or harder? How have you adapted?

    For those who have been in school for over a year - how do you feel now?

    Share your stories.



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    I have hit my wall and so have my classmates and LPN-RN bridge mixed with traditional students. All of our lives have been turned upside down. We are half way through this semster and have one more to go. I hope we can all make it!
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    I miss sleeping well. I miss feeling like I have a handle on things and being able to teach something to someone and not have the clinical professor tell me I did it wrong, only to reiterate the exact same words I just spoke. I miss not being trusted by certain professors to properly prepare for clinicals or off-unit activities. (oh the joys of watching her mood deteriorate because she did not believe me when I said that I really did read and prepare for the off-unit activity today, only to be asked a million and one questions about it, and still she did not smile. I still think she does not believe me.) I dislike the nonsense of gossip about things I do not want to talk about because I really do not care when I have academic deadlines to meet. Which reminds me that I should be writing that paper right now. . .
    The end seems so close, but still so far away.
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    I've been in school for 14 months now and I'm not sure if it's getting easier or if I learned not to sweat the small stuff. The first two semesters I thought that I could only do well in the program if I got all A's and spent every waking minute studying. Now I take time for myself, eat right and exercise and if I get a B in the course that's ok too. Also the entire class felt what it was like to fail a test and no one failed the course over one bad score. In that perspective I would say that even though studying and doing well is important you have to make room for sleep, eating healthy, exercise, recreate and enjoy life. Nursing school is a journey where every step is an uphill climb but once you reach the top the view makes the work totally worth it.
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    Quote from Jennybrie
    I've been in school for 14 months now and I'm not sure if it's getting easier or if I learned not to sweat the small stuff. The first two semesters I thought that I could only do well in the program if I got all A's and spent every waking minute studying. Now I take time for myself, eat right and exercise and if I get a B in the course that's ok too. Also the entire class felt what it was like to fail a test and no one failed the course over one bad score. In that perspective I would say that even though studying and doing well is important you have to make room for sleep, eating healthy, exercise, recreate and enjoy life. Nursing school is a journey where every step is an uphill climb but once you reach the top the view makes the work totally worth it.

    I'm already burned out...and it's the third week of school...I study every waking minute...I need to let go of the fact that I will not receive an A in every class-ugh!
    jessjay likes this.
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    i started in july and am in an accelerated program. i just finished my first semester and i have to say that i have adapted. i start medsurg monday so im very nervous for that but im ready. ive prepared myself with purchasing study guides and noticed that you can NOT be unorganized! organization is key yet i still havent been able to adapt to using an assignment calender/notebook. i seem to think i can store everything in this little brain of mine which ive done a pretty god job at so far... im excited to keep going, a little stressed after finding out that a girlfriend of mind did not pass, but all in all i managed to get all Bs this semester(which is great for me!! especially in an accelerated program - very proud of myself!). so excited for whats to come!!!!
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    I am in my last semester...I think the first and last were the hardest. The last has been hard mostly because they are cramming 16 weeks of school into 12 weeks and then 4 weeks of practicum. I have ONE WEEK left of actual classes and I can't wait!!! The other day I went to a Halloween party as a "zombie nurse" I told everyone I was just making my outside look like my inside felt Funny but true right at the moment
    hopeful_st likes this.
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    I quit nursing school. I couldn't stand my instructor's constant bullying. I am depressed about it. I think about death a lot, but I have no plan.
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    I'm a few months in and feeling good. I really struggled in the beginning with fatigue and stress and just the upheaval of school, but I think I've adjusted pretty well and I can take things in stride. I've figured out how to study and what our professors are looking for (for now) and this is just how things are now.


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