I am working on my ADN. So far I've taken most of the basic sciences, intro. to nursing, and my fundamentals class. Right now I'm working on Patho and Pharm. As a note, it's been years since I've had chem, bio, and A&P's. I feel like I'm not 'getting it.' Sometimes I feel like I'm just trying to cram it all in and as soon as the test is over, it's gone. Many of the diseases have similar etiologies, s/sx, etc. It's just becoming a tangled mess in my brain. It's the same with meds. I can keep them somewhat straight for two weeks, and then I start packing in new info. and I can't remember the specifics again or even which ones are in the same class sometimes. Diabetes,all the insulins, hypoglycemics, and types are confusing me even. I'm pretty sure I need a lot of practice with all these things, and I don't expect to be an expert yet, but I also want to know
what I'm learning, especially when it will be applied to someone's health.
(Almost everyone else in my class is taking Med/Surg I, and I'm not). Furthermore, I wonder if in Med/Surg I next semester I'll look like a poor student, since I've had a gap between my clinicals. I've also never worked in health care. All the CNA jobs that I've applied to end up thanking me for applying, but regretting to inform me that, while I was a strong candidate, they had to choose one with more experience. (Or they don't offer insurance -- which I need for school).
This has turned into more a rant that I intended. I am by no means giving up, or getting down on myself. I know that nursing school
is hard and I will keep at it. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone can relate?