Hardest thing about nursing school?

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    What would you say hands down was or is the toughest thing about nursing school?
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    The nursing school I'm in is pretty much unorganized! That's hard to deal with on top of studying for hours, missing out on fun events & life lol Not working as much as usual is extremely tough as well.
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    Hardest part about nursing school is the catty shenanigans that you just cant avoid. Non-Verbal cues commence.
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    For me it was pharmacology and labs, I have a very difficult time remembering drugs, side effects, uses etc... I also have a horrible time remembering lab values. Some stay with me, but eventually all the numbers start running together... ugh.
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    Being a nursing student is far easier than being a nurse, so enjoy it while it lasts. Once you graduate and start practicing you'll go home feeling like you did something wrong or missed something on a daily basis; that's a far worse feeling than test anxiety.

    By and large, nursing students need to stop psyching themselves out about school so much.
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    Quote from kabfighter
    Once you graduate and start practicing you'll go home feeling like you did something wrong or missed something on a daily basis; that's a far worse feeling than test anxiety.
    Maybe to you... But she hasn't started yet, and butterflies about something new is normal. Asking what is the hardest thing is a valid question, because it gives a person time to prepare.

    Be understanding.
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    Hands down : learning to think like a nurse
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    Quote from SUNFL0WER

    Maybe to you... But she hasn't started yet, and butterflies about something new is normal. Asking what is the hardest thing is a valid question, because it gives a person time to prepare.

    Be understanding.
    Agreed! Lol
    Both helpful though.
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    Disagree. I was stressed all the time when I was in nursing school. I do go home sometimes and think, "Oh sht, probably should have done that" but it's usually not anything huge. Or I'll think, "I should have told that person I had the K+ infusing over 5 hours so I could run the fluids slowly since they're 95," but eh. I've never left and been that worried. If I was, I'd call the person I relieved and have them check something for me...
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    Learning how to think like a nurse. I struggle with critical thinking. I know the material well, but on exams it's like I can't fully apply my knowledge. In my program there's four correct answers but you have to pick the BEST answer and I always seem to by pass my gut instinct and miss the question by choosing the 2nd best answer. Practice NCLEX questions and every resource they give you.
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