Does The Stress Level Ever End!

  1. I am currently in a ADN program I have passed the 1 yr, I THANK GOD FOR IT!! and currently will be returning in Augus to finish up (MAY)! I will have the 4th part of med surg for the first 8 Weeks. I am scared as Hell!! Is there any relief or do I have to wait until I graduate!! IF I Can make it!

    Any words of wisdom or help would be appreciated!!!
    :imbar
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  3. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from 3kidsmomma
    I am currently in a ADN program I have passed the 1 yr, I THANK GOD FOR IT!! and currently will be returning in Augus to finish up (MAY)! I will have the 4th part of med surg for the first 8 Weeks. I am scared as Hell!! Is there any relief or do I have to wait until I graduate!! IF I Can make it!

    Any words of wisdom or help would be appreciated!!!
    :imbar
    As a nurse, you will have stress when you are working as a nurse after school too! It's just a different kind of stress! LOL. But if you really want to be a nurse, it will be worth it. It's not easy! Good luck! Hang in there!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    congratulations on passing your first year! to me, relief is spelled, graduation and passing nclex!. however, the learning goes on, and on, and on.... hang in there.
  5. by   Nurse-o-Matic
    I don't know if the stess level has decreased or if I am just getting better at coping! It seems like the closer I get to my graduation goal, the less I am stressed---But still stressed nonetheless. (Hey, that sort of rhymes )
  6. by   Tony35NYC
    My personal technique for stress management is to break up the material into a 4-hour block of study time every day. (I find that after four hours of studying nothing else will go in.) While I'm reading I make my own notes because its much easier for me to remember the concepts when I write them out in my own words. I de-stress while reading at night with really boring mood music going in the background (i.e. Enya, John Mayer, etc.)Thats mostly how I deal with the study part. I read and make notes, and it never fails that after about 4 or so hours the sleeping pill effect of the music puts me right to sleep, then I get up fresh the next day and do it all over again.
  7. by   prmenrs
    I am older, and I am not in school, I've been a nurse for 36 years(!?). I've come to the conclusion that if you are not stressed, check for a pulse. If it isn't work, it's your family, or school, or someone else's problems, $$$, whatever--everybody is stressed. It's not the stimuli you have control over, it's the response. Only advice I have is to find 15 minutes/day to be by yourself, pray, think, BREATHE. You might have to do it in the shower, but that's ok.
  8. by   Nemhain
    No, it never ever ends.

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