Does everyone feel overwhelmed when they start nursing school? - page 2
I started this past week and all of the homework I have seems so overwhelming. I have been working for hours and hours all week (which I did expect) but I feel like I havent got anything done. I am... Read More
Jan 9, '07No, not everyone feels that way. There are some students that are in such severe shock that they don't recognize the feeling. Absolutely. The reading alone is overwhelming, do not get behind. Then comes the critical thinking questions on exams. We usually had more than one correct question. One is just more correct than the other. Do yourself a favor and buy Saunders's NCLEX-RN 3rd Edition study guide to get a feel for the questions.
Jan 12, '07Try to stay away from negative, dramatic, overreacting, draining students. Don't share your work with other students unless you are getting something out of it. Treat yourself well.
Take the suggestions the professors offer. Pay attention in lectures - I bought a digital recorder which is great for reviewing. It enables me to be a better listener in class. Start studying for a test 3 days before the test, not the night before. The professors will be clear what is required for the tests. Remember you are going to be a nurse, not a doctor (I have to tell myself this daily).
Read the material before the lecture. Manage your time and remember this is your career and everything you invest will enhance you professionally, as well as economically.
Jan 12, '07I definitely remember what it was like when I first started nursing school. I went to the #1 party school in the nation, and I remember the Friday and Saturday nights when my classmates and I would call each other and complain about how pathetic we were studying. It definitely DOES get better, it just takes time. Hang in there.