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Can anyone share any positive experiences they are having at nursing school? These threads really point out the negative. I know it is going to be hard work, but is it really as awful as everyone here says? I have a very supportive husband and my kids will be in school or daycare during the day.
How many hours on average do you spend studying daily during nursing school? Not including preparing for a test. Is is around five hours a day? I will not be working. I have great grades on all my nursing prerequisites. Thanks for your insight!:spin:
Let me be the first to say that I love nursing school! The main reason is that I learn something new everyday, I love the profession, and I find my curriculum to be challeging and rewarding. To answer your questions:
no, nursing school is not awful, but it requires an immense amount of time, energy, perserverance, a positive "can do" attitude, and introspection. I believe some people have trouble do to a lack of one or more of these abilities.
studying- I must admit that I do not spend as much time studying as some of the other students because I study for "quality" not "quantity." What I mean is that I know what works for me, so I study smart. I do not study everyday, but I may study for a few hours only through the week and then spend all day on a Saturday studying for a test the next Friday. It just depends on how comfortable I am with the material.
grades- I had great grades on pre-reqs and I have great grades in nursing school. I am on the high-honors honor roll (3.8-4.0 GPA.) I think that one reason for this is that I study from NCLEX books (Saunders and Lippencott) for each test, usually before I go through the material from class lectures. It exposes my weak areas so I know what to focus on the most, plus prepares me for the type of questions to expect on the exams.
Good Luck in your program! :spin: