Quote from Hygiene Queen
Quote from Hygiene Queen
I am having a heck of time with my OB rotation.
I hate it.
I am having a very hard time focusing and even though I try to study, I am having a hard time retaining.
I just failed my OB med quiz and can take it over as many times as I need to but I MUST pass this quiz to pass the class. I seem to have developed a mental block.
I'm freaking out over clinicals and reciting my meds.
I am totally blown away by the amount of paperwork and research this class requires.
I am stressed over my late clinical times and the fact I have exams the day after clinicals.
I am becoming physically ill and am frustrated that I could pull myself through before, in spite of going through divorce, moving and a nasty clinical instructor. And now I let myself fall apart now?
I only have until July to finish but can't bear anymore.
I feel like I started this class behind already.
I have seriously considered withdrawing, taking a mental break and better preparing for when I take this class again.
That means I won't be done until, at least December.
I don't know how much longer worK will put up with my schedule.
I have kids looking forward to my July graduation.
I have family counting on me to finish.
I hate nursing (right now, anyway) but I feel I must start what I finish.
I guess I just need to vent and I am sure plenty of others have been in my situation.
I feel incompetent and stupid right now.
While its true that nursing is hard work, just keep your eye on the prize: getting your diploma and earning your license
i had a really tough instructor myself during my second year but because of that i have learned alot and it has helped me earn my diploma and finally get my RN license
once you're done you don't have to worry about working at OB because then you will get a chance to choose where you'd like to work. as hard as it may be, try to focus on the positive, think of what you can do rather than what you can't do
don't allow other people's expectations to compromise your health.if it would really be best to withdraw for now even though it would mean graduating in December, then do it!
but if you think you can keep up..then its okay too!
one of my instructor also use to tell me that its important to take some time for yourself...set a schedule for at least 1 hour 3-4 times a week to relax...set a balance b/w nursing, work, family and self time. I found that exercise really helped in increasing my confidence, thinking more positive & stimulating my mind..i wish you all the best
now take 3 deep breaths and say to yourself "i can do this!"