hello everyone, I have been in nursing school
for almost a year and feel like i am working harder than everyone in my class...and i still struggle. I want this more than anything. I am in an accelerated 2 year program and i am 21 years old. I am one of the youngest in the school. I get along with my professors and day chair. They all seem to love me. They all know me by my name and always tell me how great of a student i am. Whenever i do poorly its like they all know. They think i am one of those students who doesn't really have to "study"....little do they know...Ill just say this program isn't for the weak and procrastinators. I stay after class and study upstairs, get help from tutors. go to open lab. I am the only student who ever went to open lab in my class. Some days i feel like i am burning out. I see something once i have to do it over and over again to get it right. I spent an entire weekend learning to do a full neuro assessment and muscular-skeletal assessment because no one in my class knew how and one of us had to perform it in our test outs to pass clinical. People underestimate me all the time. Maybe its because i am young. But i swear i feel like i am killing myself studying while the rest of my class just seems to know it or just doesn't seem to care. Just does did anyone feel "alone?" my first two terms it was a breeze, but this term just nipped me in the butt. I am trying and its almost over but i think about the coming terms and get overwhelmed. Not saying i am going to give up but just need some reassurance. Sorry for such the long post but would love to hear some of your stories. Much appreciated
I feel like this some days! I am 38, and it's hard. I feel so much older than all my young friends! Lol! Nursing school
is so hard. I study every day, and I sometimes feel like others seem to just know it!
Last semester kicked my behind! I always seem to be just a tiny bit behind in understanding something. I can tell you though, just keep going, study hard, and the end product will be exciting! I have 10 weeks until graduation! You can do it!
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