Originally posted by Rodriguez
This is my first semester in nursing school, the work is overwhelming and the readings are somehow difficult. I would like to know how you view your experience in nursing schol...
Welcome to Allnurses.com.......the family that knows no other addiction...honestly!
I enjoyed college as a whole....especially the nursing program. I only found one quarter particularly rough for me because the professor I had sucked big time!
You may have one of those professors before you graduate the program....just foreworning you to not allow him/her to break you....they will certainly try, that's for sure.
I ate, slept, and breathed my textbooks. I went to bed with them, woke up to them on my bed, never went anywhere without them, even on vacations with the family. I graduated with a 3.4 GPA.....which only says that all the hard work I put into college paid off for me.......doesn't mean a hill of beans to someone else's GPA being worse or better than mine. You give it what you've got, and you'll get out of it what you put into it.
Anytime you need a lift in your spirits, encouragement to not quit, a shoulder to cry on, etc.........you just come see your new family here at Allnurses and we'll take real good care of you dear. :kiss
I graduated college in 1987, so I've been out a just a little while
.....compared to the 25 to 40 year nursing pros. Nursing today is much tougher than it was when I worked. It was tough then, but still pleasurable......and didn't make me want to quit.....not ever. However, as you will read and hear about nursing today.....things have changed and not necessarily for the better, so make darn sure you really feel "called" to be a nurse before investing your life into it. Nursing does require every drop of blood in your body in payments that you'll never recoup in a paycheck. I wish you all the best! Go forth and become the best darn nurse you know you already are inside.......all you need is the educational training behind you to put you in the career field of your choice.