I think I want out, end semester 1 - page 2

The end of my first semester of an ABSN is approaching and I am seriously reconsidering this program and perhaps even the entire profession. I am finding the nursing instructors and a lot of the material to be totally useless. It... Read More

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    I'm almost finished with an ADN program, and I feel you. I have a 4 year degree from another college, and my first few months in nursing school were incredibly frustrating. We never had a class over care plans, just a 15 minute discussion on how to do them and what they expected. Exams were hard for me because I felt that nothing I studied helped. It gets better though! Every semester, I got a little better at figuring out HOW to study, not what. Care plans became easy (and I got lucky, my first RN job will be in an ED, no care plans, woo!). If you really want this, stick with it. It doesn't really ever get better, but you get wiser.

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    McLennan - LOL!
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    Glad to see I am not alone! I envision a committee sitting around with thesauruses coming up with a bunch of BS. My favorite from the Ackley Nursing Diagnosis book is Disturbed Energy Field.
    Oh my goodness...we had to learn this recently, and I had to stifle a laugh. I don't think I will ever grasp the idea of a nursing diagnosis. I was also never so irritated at having to study anything as I was the chapter on nursing theory. What good is that going to do me on the job? This is a technical trade. Who cares about theory?

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