I'm losing it-need to vent out b/c I have nowhere else to vent - page 3

I'm a emotional wreck. I'm a 1st semester nursing student and I already feel like I'm failing. As someone who has a passion for healthcare, I'm feeling my goal is not going to be acheived..why? Because I don't have the skills to... Read More

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    listen to runsalot...read test for success and other resources. This is a whole new line of testing than what we were use to and you have to learn how to answer the questions. DON'T GIVE UP, go to your instructor, go to the head of the department, there is help out there you just have to find it. I know it's frustrating to watch the bad grades keep rolling in. What has helped me the most is to read what I can, get a basic grasp of the material and spend the rest of the time practicing questions from test for success, ATI, NCLEX review books and the evolve website that goes with my text book. Do the questions, read the rationales and do the questions again...GOOD LUCK, you can do this...I know it's frustrating and it seems like they are out to get you, but learning to do the questions teaches you to think critically and look at each situation from a nursing perspective...hang in there
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    You CAN do it. A test CANNOT determine how good someone will be as a nurse. You know what I see? I see a strong individual with perseverance! You aren't making excuses, that's awesome. You admit its YOU who has a temporary issue with these tests and you have identified there is an issue. Yes... Standardized test really ... Quite frankly suck but YOU need to step it up.

    You need to first of...

    Identify that there's an issue.

    Identify THE issue.



    And evaluate!

    Does this sound familiar? Its the nursing process...

    My point is we critically think everyday every second.

    Listen to positive music. Encouraging music. Motivational music.

    If you believe in a higher power, ask ... Ask God/Universe to enlighten your mind.

    Lastly... Don't put too much pressure on yourself.

    Take breaks when you study. Relax. Order yourself some good food. Give yourself 2 hours of me time. Watch some mindless television. Do a hobby.

    I can tell you are a fighter and you are just anxed.... This shows you are human..that's all.

    You are resourceful! You came to AN for support. You got this.

    Dream it.
    Believe it.
    Gain confidence.
    Do it!
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    Find a study group! It helps to talk out the material!

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