RutgerskidBSN, it sounds like what you are learning to do is to practice for your first big burn-out as a nurse. In fact, it sounds quite a bit like you're already there.
First rule of nursing: Take care of yourself first.
Second rule of nursing: See the first rule.
Now, if you have TIME and the emotional and physical resources left, participate in clubs and help others.
If you don't learn to do that now, you're going to be in major trouble when you start nursing for real.
Let's get this next generation of nurses out of the idea that self comes last, OK? :kiss
And welcome to the Boards (allnurses boards, that is)!