What was your secret weapon for surviving nursing school?? - page 2

:p Hi! I am a new nursing student(I have only been in school for about 3months). With all of the studying that we as nursing students must do to excell in this profession, it can be physically and... Read More

  1. by   eak16
    tears...and caffiene....but a lot of tears. seemed to release stress for me
    Also my nursing school had on staff a full time free therapist for the students. I never went, but just knowing someone was there to talk to if I needed it made it easier. Check out any options for coping with stress at your school, they probably have something available to students.
  2. by   deathnurse
    Not in that order.
  3. by   teeituptom
    went to school while supporting my family

    good golf helped

    and good sex, maybe thats why we ended up having 7 kids
  4. by   Rapheal
    My family helped alot. They were encouraging and made sure I got up on time for those early morning clinicals (I had a long commute).

    When I started to burn out from nursing school and got discouraged I would read the classifieds in the paper. Helped reinforce my goal that the end result would be worth the hard work. Good luck in school.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from teeituptom
    went to school while supporting my family

    good golf helped

    and good sex, maybe thats why we ended up having 7 kids
    How did you have time for sex? ?
  6. by   danaRN2b
    OMG...you mean on top of going to school, studying, taking care of the house, the kids, and the pets, I have to have sex too?!? Unbelievable... :chuckle
  7. by   karenG
    Quote from teeituptom
    went to school while supporting my family

    good golf helped

    and good sex, maybe thats why we ended up having 7 kids
    didnt you work out what caused the kids then?? and you a nurse........


    I got through training with my friends and copious amounts of alcohol!!!! But then I trained in England and our training was totally different to you........ in my first 9 weeks out of introductory block I watched 21 people die- and I can still remember the faces and names of some of them. so yep- alcohol!! :chuckle

    Karen
  8. by   CherryRN
    I used to get up early to study. Made coffee and really got stuff done. I am better and sharper in the morning. It was easier than trying to stay up late.

    I made sure that I had time just for me. I worked and went to school, so it wasn't easy but it was necessary. I still read novels (not as many), and saw my boyfriend and friends (not as much, but I fit them in). Once a week I went to bed super early, just to chill out and get extra sleep.

    I socialized with my nursing school friends. Even if it was just lunch or a quick drink after class. We laughed, vented, etc. It was good.

    Those things helped me. Don't get me wrong, I was still stressed out, but it could have been worse.

    Cherry
  9. by   Angela Mac
    mini cassette recorder- I asked my instructors if I could tape their lectures. Alot of test questions were based on their lectures, not the text in my books. And chocolate, plenty of chocolate.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Thick skin.
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from karenG
    didnt you work out what caused the kids then?? and you a nurse........


    I got through training with my friends and copious amounts of alcohol!!!! But then I trained in England and our training was totally different to you........ in my first 9 weeks out of introductory block I watched 21 people die- and I can still remember the faces and names of some of them. so yep- alcohol!! :chuckle

    Karen
    Sex is a natural high

    alcohol impairs your thinking too much

    some loving and cuddling warms the heart the soul and everything else

    the 7 kids came because we were to poor for buying condoms< and they didnt come big enough>
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Oh Dear Lord, Tom!!!!!! ROFLMBO!!!!
  13. by   leslie :-D
    loving and cuddling makes me lethargic.
    my escalating anxieties with hostile and paranoid ideations got me through nursing schools, with honors mind you.

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