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?