Yes the workload can be overwhelming.
First semester to me was pretty easy with physical assessment, Med/Surg 1, Concepts and Psych. This second semester is about to kill me--the workload has basically doubled. I HAVE to stay right on top of everything and be super organized with it all. Just for OB I had to read 18 chapters in 2 weeks along with Med/Surg 2, and Pharm. There is just a lot to digest. So much to learn in so little time.
to find a way to keep everything organized. You also need to set aside time each day to do something for you and to DEstress...I recommend working out. I make myself go to the gym for 30-60 mins to walk on the treadmill and listen to music no matter how much studying I do. It helps sooo much with my stress level and weight control. I refuse to stay up all night studying. I like my sleep and it likes me
I also take time for my family and just to do things like watching tv (love my tv) and reading a good book.
I agree with the poster about making a schedual for your readings and assignments.
You have worked hard to get to where you are, I would hate to see you quit! You CAN do this. Look at all the nurses who have gone before you and who are doing it now. Just take it one day at a time.