Needin' some inspiration - page 2

i was just wondering if i could have some encouragement right now. i feel soooo burned out right now..i am finishing my last pre-req for school (micro) before i begin the nursing program in the... Read More

  1. by   Froggy
    You sound like I did after finishing Micro. It gets better. I'm in the second semester Nsg 210 and really looking forward to getting on the floor to use what we've learned so far. The first semester was kinda boring because of all the bookwork but it really got you ready for the rest of the program. Hang in there you're in for one wild and crazy ride. :roll Froggy
  2. by   rbez
    MelH,

    Looks like you're getting some great advice. Remember, just when you thingk it can't possibly get any worse -- it does! <grin>

    You may not believe it, but the 'junk' you have to slog through may actually have some use in the future. Years from now, when you're interpreting a patient's wound culture results, you'll probably 'flash back' to those microbiology slides and it will make more sense.

    I did it too -- family & kids, the whole nine yards -- through AD, BSN, MSN & EdD. Early on, I decided I had to prioritize & give up a few things -- like laundry and cooking on weeknights. Luckily, I had a wonderful husband who took these on... and kids who didn't mind if all their socks turned pink.
  3. by   MelH
    Thanks Froggy & rbez!!!
  4. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by babynursewannab
    Stephany-

    Yeah, major stress. But, the good thing is just when you're ready to pick up the instructor and throw them out the window...the term is over. Just like that!

    babynurse, so I'm not the only one who felt like picking up the instructor and POOF out the window..lol..

    Thanks for the laugh :chuckle :spin:

    Marie
  5. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    alyssa, i took micro in summer session 2001 and it was enough to "burn" any one out! you may be correct in how melaine maybe feeling because the summer is a very intense session.
    micro will do it to you ! lab was so fun, but lecture instructor put us to sleep, :zzzzz . and it's harder in the summer.


    marie
  6. by   Beach_RN
    I think in general any summer semester will burn you out. I will be starting my 3rd summer session next Monday... My brain is about to short circuit!

    Melanie.. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

    Brenda
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by babynursewannab
    Stephany-

    Yeah, major stress. But, the good thing is just when you're ready to pick up the instructor and throw them out the window...the term is over. Just like that!
    :chuckle :chuckle
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by mkue



    babynurse, so I'm not the only one who felt like picking up the instructor and POOF out the window..lol..

    Thanks for the laugh :chuckle :spin:

    Marie
    :chuckle
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by froggy
    you sound like i did after finishing micro. it gets better. i'm in the second semester nsg 210 and really looking forward to getting on the floor to use what we've learned so far. the first semester was kinda boring because of all the bookwork but it really got you ready for the rest of the program. hang in there you're in for one wild and crazy ride. :roll froggy
    thanks for the "head's up"!
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue


    micro will do it to you ! lab was so fun, but lecture instructor put us to sleep, :zzzzz . and it's harder in the summer.


    marie
    i agree, it is or seems to be much harder in the summer. i'm glad i didn't take my a&p i and a&p ii in the summer.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rbez
    melh,

    looks like you're getting some great advice. remember, just when you thingk it can't possibly get any worse -- it does! <grin>

    you may not believe it, but the 'junk' you have to slog through may actually have some use in the future. years from now, when you're interpreting a patient's wound culture results, you'll probably 'flash back' to those microbiology slides and it will make more sense.

    i did it too -- family & kids, the whole nine yards -- through ad, bsn, msn & edd. early on, i decided i had to prioritize & give up a few things -- like laundry and cooking on weeknights. luckily, i had a wonderful husband who took these on... and kids who didn't mind if all their socks turned pink.
    yes, it will help us in the future...thanks for your "heads up".
  12. by   marci3335
    Hey there Melanie- keep your eye on the prize....

    I get burnt out too. I have 3 kids (1 is a stepdaughter we get only on weekends.) So I can understand how hard it is to balance family and school. I just try and remember my end goal and how excited I am to be a nurse someday. While studying micro try and relate what your learning to things you may be dealing with at bedside someday. It might make it more interesting if you tell yourself that you may have a patient with one of the bacterial infections you're learning about.

    Hang in there... I'm sure that in the fall I'll be on here posting the same thing and you'll be cheering me on! That's the great thing about these boards.

    Marci

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