My program sucks, how about yours? - page 2

I went into my Bachelors program with a reasonable expectation of success. It is now week 3 and that expectation is gone. I have roughly calculated the time required to complete all the required... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    I've never heard of a course IPC- Interpersonal Communication for Nurses.. probably not a bad idea. So you really aren't getting anything out of the course?
  2. by   Sherry-futureRN
    Hang in there. I am also trying to work, go to school, spend time with my children and husband...time management is everything. I allow myself one day per week to just chill out...no books!!!! I've also learned that C=RN, so as hard as it is for me, I am trying to live by this equation. (I am a perfectionist by nature)
    We will survive this thing called school and it will be so worth it in the end...don't give up just yet.

    Sherry
  3. by   epg_pei
    Mkue, I've been in this class for a month now, and I haven't the foggiest notion of where I've been, or where it's going. I Googled the textbook, it's a fairly common one, so I assume there are some people out there like me, baffled. Maybe it's a guy thing; the book deals with communications in a very abstract way, which I find makes it very difficult to grasp, even simple concepts. I spoke to the professor after the first or second week I think, she just said to re-read it. I dunno, I just keep plugging away at it...LOL
  4. by   epg_pei
    What do you call a student who passes without ever making the Dean's List?

    RN.

    I like it!
  5. by   Sherry-futureRN
    EPG PEI-

    Its a hard concept for most of us to grasp, but it sure is the truth, what is a Dean's List in the nursing program??????????? Remember, one day we will be nurses no matter what our GPA's were.

    Sherry
  6. by   MK2002
    epg,

    This discussion reminds of my first bachelor's degree which was not in nursing. Many if not most degree programs become an extraodinary challenge when one reaches the junior year. I saw that happen in several such programs the first time around. It scares me to be reminded I will go through the same experience again in the BSN program when I reach my junior year.

    A lot of students live through it. Some of them do not. All you can do is try your hardest. It was quite a struggle for my first degree, which had prerequisites that were far more difficult than those for the BSN. I was depressed and scared to death much of the time even though I have an IQ well above average. Some 8 years after graduation I still often wonder how I managed to maintain my sanity for so long while getting that first bachelors degree. It was one of the most stressful experiences I have lived through.

    Getting a four-year degree is an enormous challenge because you have to balance time, finances, and family. I can honestly say that until the day I had finally completed that last final exam the work just never became any easier. The struggle continued right until the end. But don't give up. Remember, if full time study becomes too stressful, there are other ways of getting the degree on a part time basis. Give it your best try with the expectation that one day you will succeed.
    Last edit by MK2002 on Oct 5, '02
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by epg_pei
    What do you call a student who passes without ever making the Dean's List?

    RN.

    I like it!
    ME TOO !

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