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I'm really tired and I desperately want to go to bed but I have so much work to do! I got assignments out the wazoo this week and I need to read about 150 pages by tomorrow morning. I also have a... Read More
Jun 15, '07Thanks for the positive words from all of you.
I just want to say though that I do say NO when I feel as though I am being asked to do too much. It just irritates me that he would ask me to do a favor or run an errand when he sees me up to my neck in it. The same goes for friend's and family, they call me and ask what I am doing and I give them my laundry list of tasks. You would think they would say Ok then I will call you at a better time but no they will still ask!
I will say no and then these people act put out!
Anyhow I am still up to my neck in it and truly I am NOT reading every page even with skimming its still a ton of work.
I'm just happy its friday because no matter what on Friday I take the evening off. I am ordering pizza and having a beer with my husband. I refuse to do any work or reading until tomorrow.
Happy Friday everyone!
Jun 15, '07Wow! I agree! I am four weeks into semester one of a four semester accelerated masters program. I am T-I-R-E-D! There is so much work to do, so pick the most important parts. Get over the "I gotta get an A" thinking, and start working smarter. After all, your goal is the RN, not the GPA.
Good luck to us all!
Jun 16, '07I made the mistake in reading every page in each chapter for the required readings of the class. When the first exam came, the questions mostly focused on like 5 pages from about 50 pages from the 8 chapters that the class was suppose to read O_o!!! I was so mad. I focused all my time on Foundations of Therapeutics and ended up not focusing on my other class, Pharmacology My new plan is just to skim through the chapters and focus on what the teacher lectures during class and go over the test review session. My gosh, all that time spent on reading for nothing...D'oh!
Jun 16, '07I so understand what you are going through. I just finished going through it graduated May 20th. Now I'm on orientation for a hospital. Anyway, I have a supportive hubby who knew how hard it was for me to do everything I was doing. And I forced my 4 kids to help kick in and pick up the slack as far as the housework was concerned. But I haven't had much life besides school, kids and hubby. But I would purposefully set aside small slots of time here and there to either soak in a bath or have time with hubby and take a walk. You have to organize enough so that you can schedule that little bit of personal time. Especially once we become nurses, if we don't take care of ourselves, how can we take care of others? I know the majority of us probably place ourselves last, but we really need to reorder our priority list placing ourselves a little higher on the list. Many of my family wondered how, at 30-something, with a husband and 4 kids (ages 14, 12, 10, and 7) could manage going to a University full-time in the nursing program....and actually do well, both at school and at home. Mostly, it was just hard work, prioritization, accepting and ASKING for help when needed, and having the whole family working together toward attaining my goal of becoming a nurse. I wish you the best in getting through to the end. I figure, if I was able to do it...anyone can do it.
Jun 17, '07It's long and hard, but as others said, focus on study skills. Learn your terms, read highlighted passages and go over chapter objectives. Read the charts and boxes, and you may want to memorize a few of them.
Highlight statistics, try to remember a few of them.
Take advantage of any chapter tests or software that comes with your book - alot of times a few of those questions will show up on tests.
And do things one at a time. One test at a time. One clinical at a time. One care plan at a time.
Just like bowling - one pin at a time.
You can do it.
Jun 17, '07i ju st graduated from RN school and i have felt that way many times. i never realized someone could be that tired and still be alive. i can see many why .. many years ago people died from exhaustion.. when i got as tired as you .. i used to just go to bed.. it's hard to remember anything when you are to tired to read it... i had a very messy house for a year.. and after awhile i just pushed some of it aside and said forget it..lol now i am graduated studying for boards and my house looks much better...lol.. you will be in my prayers .. hang in there.. it all works out in the end