I'm so nervous...

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    For those of you already in a nursing program, what does it really take to succeed? I've been hearing all kinds of horror stories about people flunking out or barely meeting the minimum grade to stay in. I've just completed all of my prereqs (8 of them) with straight As and I'm afraid my book smarts just won't be enough in a BSN program. Now that nursing school is almost here, I'm afraid to even start! I just don't want to disappoint all my friends and family... Any advice?
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    Coming from a straight A student....I can honestly say it takes a lot of work and dedication. You may think a C is the bare minimum to stay in but what I have learned Is that staying in is the most important thing. We live by the mantra C means continue. You have to work extremely hard for that C and you also need to be able to take constructive criticism. Try not to let others "stories" get under your skin. Nursing school can be what you make of it. And book smarts are good however a good nurse needs to be able to critically think or think outside the box. All the answers may not come from a book. Some may be common sense and some you will have to go by what you will do just make sure you think as nurse and not a student. That's all I can say for know along with this YOU CAN DO IT...JUST RELAX AND TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME 😃
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    [QUOTE="williams3929"]Coming from a straight A student....I can honestly say it takes a lot of work and dedication. You may think a C is the bare minimum to stay in but what I have learned Is that staying in is the most important thing. We live by the mantra C means continue. You have to work extremely hard for that C and you also need to be able to take constructive criticism. Try not to let others "stories" get under your skin. Nursing school can be what you make of it. And book smarts are good however a good nurse needs to be able to critically think or think outside the box. All the answers may not come from a book. Some may be common sense and some you will have to go by what you will do just make sure you think as nurse and not a student. That's all I can say for know along with this YOU CAN DO IT...JUST RELAX AND TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME )))))
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    I felt the same way and still cannot believe I am a senior now in my BSN program and going to graduate next school year. It is definately manageable but best bit of advice I can give you is to not procrastinate. I have this problem and it is constantly a struggle to fight it cause when you do that it can become overwhelming. Relax and just go with it, it will be okay
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    what does it take to succed? A good attitude and teamwork. Sometimes you gotta be a leader, sometimes you gotta motivate others and save other people from making mistakes. they will save your butt sooner or later.

    Another thing is letting things go. It is so hard to do, but sometimes you have a bad clinical day and you got a quiz or exam due in a theory subject. sometimes the hardest thing is to let go of that clinical day and focus on studying. Even when the teacher yells at you or you felt you did a bad job. don't fail yourself.

    Do what is due for the next day. Take each day one day at a time. Keep in mind your end goal is RN, put up with A-hole teachers and move on.
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    Thanks for the responses! I guess the only thing I can do right now is just relax and deal with it when it happens...
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    I got in!
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    Congrats...take the time to enjoy ur victory
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