Am I the only one???

  1. 0 So I start back to nursing school on January 16 and I couldn't be more excited! (our break started December 15) Mainly I'm excited to start Adult Health and Mental Health clinicals and overall to just learn more about what it takes to be a nurse! But for some reason I am continuously seeing fellow classmates post on Facebook how much they don't want to go back or how they aren't looking forward to our winter break being over. I don't understand this! Am I crazy???

    I LOVE being a nursing student! This is what I have looked forward to the most since I decided to start my path to becoming a RN! I am excited to learn! I do look forward to breaks - just the beginning - to catch up on sleep and to spend some much needed quality time with my family but after a week or two I get so antsy and excited that the days seem to crawl by! Especially after my textbooks for the upcoming semester get delivered!

    These are also the same people that will complain about everything to do with the program...how it's run, how the professors lecture, how the tests are worded/graded, how quickly our grades are posted, the fact that we don't get released from lectures early (pretty sure that since it says the class runs until 3 the professor has every right to lecture until then! How else do you expect to pass the test???) In my opinion it HAS to be exhausting to live your daily life continuously looking for the negative! I know I get exhausted just listening to it! I personally choose to live my daily life trying my hardest to always look at the positive...or at least try to find a sliver of positive in each situation. Every encounter we have in our lives can either be brushed aside or we can choose to embrace it and make it a learning situation!

    I just don't know if this is what defines someone from being the nurse that wants to continuously learn to improve their level of knowledge not only for their sake but also for the sake and safety of their patients and the nurse who just seems to be there for the paycheck?
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    clucito01 has '9' year(s) of experience. From 'Overland Park, KS'; 32 Years Old; Joined Aug '10; Posts: 45; Likes: 10.

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  3. Visit  futurenurseya33 profile page
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    I'm a nursing student and i love it too. Of course i'm looking forward to going back to school. But what i am not looking forward to is the exhaustion that i feel while doing school. All that work plus clinicals. It was so much. I already can't wait for summer break!
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  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from clucito01
    So I start back to nursing school on January 16 and I couldn't be more excited! (our break started December 15) Mainly I'm excited to start Adult Health and Mental Health clinicals and overall to just learn more about what it takes to be a nurse! But for some reason I am continuously seeing fellow classmates post on Facebook how much they don't want to go back or how they aren't looking forward to our winter break being over. I don't understand this! Am I crazy???

    I LOVE being a nursing student! This is what I have looked forward to the most since I decided to start my path to becoming a RN! I am excited to learn! I do look forward to breaks - just the beginning - to catch up on sleep and to spend some much needed quality time with my family but after a week or two I get so antsy and excited that the days seem to crawl by! Especially after my textbooks for the upcoming semester get delivered!

    These are also the same people that will complain about everything to do with the program...how it's run, how the professors lecture, how the tests are worded/graded, how quickly our grades are posted, the fact that we don't get released from lectures early (pretty sure that since it says the class runs until 3 the professor has every right to lecture until then! How else do you expect to pass the test???) In my opinion it HAS to be exhausting to live your daily life continuously looking for the negative! I know I get exhausted just listening to it! I personally choose to live my daily life trying my hardest to always look at the positive...or at least try to find a sliver of positive in each situation. Every encounter we have in our lives can either be brushed aside or we can choose to embrace it and make it a learning situation!

    I just don't know if this is what defines someone from being the nurse that wants to continuously learn to improve their level of knowledge not only for their sake but also for the sake and safety of their patients and the nurse who just seems to be there for the paycheck?
    Exactly. There are those that have gone into nursing for all the wrong reasons and when the find how difficult it really is.....the reality stinks.

    Anything worth having is worth working hard for.......I am so glad you are enjoying school. Good luck!!!
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  5. Visit  williams3929 profile page
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    I feel the exact same way after a week of sleep and catching up on cleaning and cooking I am ready and excited for the next semester and even the semester after that...My next semester is starting in 2 weeks and I have already started reading my books...I guess that means that we are the chosen few...
  6. Visit  NewSN13 profile page
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    I love school. I'm looking forward to our next semester and clinicals although I'm not super excited about some of the busy work that comes with it. After Christmas, I started getting antsy and feeling like I'm just wasting time and that if we could just start already we'd be closer to graduation!

    However, I my gripe is pretty much opposite of the OPs! Sure, I've seen postings about break going too quickly or that next semester is going to be a huge suck fest. But what gets me are the students who want to know what they should be studying over break! We've had professors send out schedules for next semester after getting requests from students. I get it, we're all Type A superachievers but break is a time to relax and recharge.*

    (*I really don't care what anyone does with their break. But if you text me and ask if I've been studying pharmacology, don't be shocked when I say "frick no!" There are "Real Housewives of the Hood" or whatever to catch up on and since it's been widely reported that our pharm professor tests straight from her notes, I'm not spending break time trying to imagine what might be in her notes that I may need to study.)
  7. Visit  Witty3RN profile page
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    Quote from NewSN13
    I love school. I'm looking forward to our next semester and clinicals although I'm not super excited about some of the busy work that comes with it. After Christmas, I started getting antsy and feeling like I'm just wasting time and that if we could just start already we'd be closer to graduation!

    However, I my gripe is pretty much opposite of the OPs! Sure, I've seen postings about break going too quickly or that next semester is going to be a huge suck fest. But what gets me are the students who want to know what they should be studying over break! We've had professors send out schedules for next semester after getting requests from students. I get it, we're all Type A superachievers but break is a time to relax and recharge.*

    (*I really don't care what anyone does with their break. But if you text me and ask if I've been studying pharmacology, don't be shocked when I say "frick no!" There are "Real Housewives of the Hood" or whatever to catch up on and since it's been widely reported that our pharm professor tests straight from her notes, I'm not spending break time trying to imagine what might be in her notes that I may need to study.)
    I totally agree.. I enjoy nursing school but I have to tell you going to nursing school, working, and taking care of 3 kids leaves me exhausted. So I guess I'm just not ready to feel exhausted yet.. I still have another week off and I plan to enjoy every minute of it.
  8. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    I love school & seeing my friends, I also love sleeping in and working making money. What I don't miss is the tests, the sleepless nights and the clinical paperwork &&& waking up so god awful early for clinical ( gotta be there at 0645!!) Other than that it's cool lol
  9. Visit  Iridescent Orchid profile page
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    [color=#2f4f4f]i love it so far, but i'm only on day #2. :d with that being said, i worked my butt off last semester to make it here and i am definitely going to enjoy it! there is nothing i want more and i have enjoyed everything we've began learning the past two days, and of course, there's a lot more where that came from! i am about forehead-deep in handouts and outlines to complete as well as various other things and of course, tests to study for! but, i am loving it!
  10. Visit  SunshineDaisy profile page
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    I also can't wait to go back! I have to wait till the 23rd It's too far away!!! I have enjoyed my break though, being with my kids and husband and stuff, but need my school peeps! I'm REALLY going to be said come graduation day
  11. Visit  ♑ Capricorn ♑ profile page
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    Its all subjective. I personally try to see the best in people, even if we disagree. I am not one to judge, I leave that to God. I have encountered many negatives and negative type people in my lifetime that it is just not worth my time or energy to sink down to that level. I rise above it, and will continue to do so. Some people just struggle to find happiness or be thankful for what they are given in life and they don't realize or understand it. For me, it takes more effort and is definitely more draining to be ****** off and worry about things I cannot change. Than it is to smile, be positive, work things out and make a difference. Am I saying that I am perfect? NO, certainly not. I do have my good days and bad days just like everyone else does.

    I can't wait to start school. I really wish the months would fly by faster so I can be at that point right now. I will know soon enough. I do know, that I enjoyed my pre-nursing courses, some more than others, but I indeed enjoyed them. Same with the people in my classes.
  12. Visit  CupcakeChristine profile page
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    You said it!!! Not everything, or anything for that matter, is ever going to be perfect. Why are we learning about this when it's not really used in clinical practice?? Well, I don't know, but I'm not going to question it because there must be a reason my nursing school had a 100% first time taker pass rate on the NCLEX last year, so I think I'll do what they tell me!

    I understand the occasional complaint, but some people, my goodness! Fortunately for the sake of future patients, about 30% of my class didn't make it through the first semester and are currently rethinking their career choice.


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