Dreams/nightmares about nursing school?

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    Is it just me or do other students have bad dreams about school? I have had dreams about waking up to find my scrub bottoms shredded and my backup was dirty and I was late to clinical because I had to rush to buy some new ones, which caused me to be dropped from the program. I have had dreams about being asked to practice techniques and procedures that we haven't learned yet and being totally scared to do it and messing up. And basically, various dreams similar to the ones mentioned above. I know that nursing school takes over a our lives, but I would have hoped that sleeping could be my break. I guess not. Ha
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    I always have dreams about being late to clinical, which in turn makes me wake up at 3 am and not being able to go back to sleep and having to be at the hospital at 6 am! I'm in 3rd semester of 4 and still having them, so not sure if it will ever end.
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    I am in my last semester and have been having those dreams all throughout school. In mine, I am usually running late to class for a test, naked with hairy legs, and then of course I don't recognize any of the content on the test.
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    I have dreams all of the time...it used to be about clinical and school, now I dream about work!
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    Quote from kizeemimi
    I am in my last semester and have been having those dreams all throughout school. In mine, I am usually running late to class for a test, naked with hairy legs, and then of course I don't recognize any of the content on the test.
    Hairy legs........OH NO!!!!
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    How about the dream where you realize that there is a class that you have not attended in the past 6 weeks because you forgot that you were enrolled in it?!?!?!


    Or is that just me?
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    Quote from Caribbean Character
    How about the dream where you realize that there is a class that you have not attended in the past 6 weeks because you forgot that you were enrolled in it?!?!?!


    Or is that just me?
    Nope. That's another one of my usuals.
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    I had school-related dreams/nightmares my entire first year, almost nightly. My most common one: I would dream that I had some huge complicated assignment (imagine that!) that I either didn't do or didn't understand, or a really strange clinical placement. The most disturbing thing about that particular type of dream was that I frequently couldn't differentiate the dreamed-up assignment from the real ones. Especially early on, I had to check the syllabus when I got up and double-check with a classmate to verify that the assignment/clinical wasn't real.
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    Add me to the list of students who have dreamt about missing clinicals/lecture.
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    Before I started my first semester, I had a dream that we were placed in a clinical setting and the nurses on the floor expected us to do everything from changing wound dressings to inserting Foleys and we hadn't even learned anything yet!

    Last Monday, we were out for MLK day so I slept in. That morning I had a dream that I went to campus for coffee (don't ask me why I drove 30 minutes just for coffee) and found out that my professor decided to have class that day and was giving a test. I woke up from that one freaking out thinking I had missed a test.


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