Half way through the semester- how is everyone? - page 2

I have totally lost my drive, and I still have half the semester to go!! Mid term grades are coming out this week and I am doing fine. I just have lost all steam. What do you do to keep motivated? I... Read More

  1. by   nursemama2be
    OMG... i am soooo stressed....

    Motivation... fear is doing a darn good job of that right now... i got a kick in the pants already...

    its busy busy busy time.. so i have to be motivated...

    2 major presentations and a couple tests b4 for the 31st when clinicals start...
    Last edit by nursemama2be on Oct 19, '06
  2. by   BlaineCM
    I feel you guys' pain! The semester is half over and I am so burned out. I can't get myself to read for school and I can't even think straight anymore. Sometimes I swear I am getting Alzheimers disease. I have so many "duh!" moments lately. I just try to take it one day at a time and remind myself why I started NS.
  3. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from BlaineCM
    I feel you guys' pain! The semester is half over and I am so burned out. I can't get myself to read for school and I can't even think straight anymore. Sometimes I swear I am getting Alzheimers disease. I have so many "duh!" moments lately. I just try to take it one day at a time and remind myself why I started NS.
    This makes me laugh and feel SO much better!! Being almost twice your age, I was beginning to think maybe it was all age-related and that I was just tired and OLD....now, I'm thinking maybe perhaps not and that I'm just NORMAL!!

    Good luck everyone! First semester is almost over!!

    **And the Cardinals beat the Mets to advance to the World Series!! YEAH!!!
  4. by   Natkat
    Oh my gosh! I'm glad it's not just me. I, too, find myself not believing that we only have 7 weeks left. It seems like we just started last week.

    I have a test Monday and I'm having a very hard time getting motivated to study for it. I keep finding more and better ways to procrastinate. I even organized my bathroom vanity for God's sake. Now that's desperate!

    I have all A's and doing well in clinicals. I'm just tired and feel beat up. I'm motivated by my goal of eventually getting a higher degree, while still staying focused on what I have to do right now. I don't know if I can keep up this pace. I'm tempted to back off a bit because my grades are okay, but I don't think I should. I would be really frustrated if I blew the test.

    I only work one day next week, so I told myself if I just keep up this pace another week, I can't let go and have fun next weekend.
  5. by   RN1263
    Quote from BlaineCM
    I feel you guys' pain! The semester is half over and I am so burned out. I can't get myself to read for school and I can't even think straight anymore. Sometimes I swear I am getting Alzheimers disease. I have so many "duh!" moments lately. I just try to take it one day at a time and remind myself why I started NS.
    Information overload!!!!!
  6. by   moongirl
    :P
    to you who only have 7 weeks to go and are half done! I am half done and still have NINE weeks to go
    and yes, my energy/enthusiasm is goooooonnnnnneeeee
  7. by   hsam57
    I am doing well in clinicals. I on the other hand am having trouble knowing how to study to make the application process easier. I know the figures and s/s but when have them in a question I get it down to two answers and seem to always pick the wrong one. I am not ready to give up but when you celebrate a D, I feel somethings wrong.
  8. by   damarystx
    I am feeling the same way...luckily our semesters are broken up in to 2 eight week classes so it kinda helps to be moving on to soemthing new and to be with a new teacher...we are actually counting the days until we finish literally! Someone created a paper chain to tear off days so they could have a visual I thought that was a cute idea, and someone on staff made a HUGE banner of encouragement so we could all leave each other messages, I am in a 2 year program and the banner is for all for semesters and staff who is also struggling because the school recently doubled the number of students it was taking..so it seems every one needs a boost!
    As far as forgetfulness goes, I went to the grocery store the other day and when I got back to my car I couldn't find my keys to open the trunk...turns out they were in the ignition with the car RUNNING! oops
  9. by   RN1263
    Quote from damarystx
    As far as forgetfulness goes, I went to the grocery store the other day and when I got back to my car I couldn't find my keys to open the trunk...turns out they were in the ignition with the car RUNNING! oops
    too funny!!...
  10. by   kynurse08
    I am having just average grades..B's pretty much..I just graduated from high school so it's hard with all of the classes I have throughout the week..I feel pretty restless about everything still. Sometimes I wonder if I am destined to be a nurse. I know a lot "knows" they were supposed to be one..but it's like I just graduated high school and I barely know what I want to do with anything!..Sometimes I feel like I'm not that intelligent or caring or skillful..just not sure right now..not sure what will help. Probably a little confidence.
  11. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from leah08
    I am having just average grades..B's pretty much..I just graduated from high school so it's hard with all of the classes I have throughout the week..I feel pretty restless about everything still. Sometimes I wonder if I am destined to be a nurse. I know a lot "knows" they were supposed to be one..but it's like I just graduated high school and I barely know what I want to do with anything!..Sometimes I feel like I'm not that intelligent or caring or skillful..just not sure right now..not sure what will help. Probably a little confidence.
    Wow...what I would give to be 18 again..lol
    Wait until you reach my age.....hehe......you're still young enough that if you don't like nursing you have pleeeeeeenty of time to do other things..... Good Luck!
  12. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from damarystx
    As far as forgetfulness goes, I went to the grocery store the other day and when I got back to my car I couldn't find my keys to open the trunk...turns out they were in the ignition with the car RUNNING! oops
    These kinds of things are so good for the SOUL (of others!!)....what a hoot!!

    Now you just need to thank goodness it was still there!!
  13. by   BoonersmomRN
    Just started Psych....so far we have had 1 clinical but it was on campus and was all about therapuetic communication....we start actual clinicals on thurs. I was placed on the inpatient ward at a private hospital that they said is mainly shizophrenics and dementia patients. We have had 2 lectures but it was pretty bland stuff on communication, nursing process, etc. Next week we start actual disorders w/ eating disorders.

    M/S 1 was fun. I got an A and I never thought going in that would be possible...considering all the horror stories about M/S 1. Anywho......6 more weeks and it's winter break

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