Everyone is different. I honestly feel like I mostly breezed through nursing school,
at least as far as the classroom and book studying went. I didn't get all A's or
anything, but mostly A's and B's, a couple of C's. I honestly don't feel like I
had to do an unmanageable amount of studying. That's not to say that I
didn't study! I guess I just absorb and retain information better than a lot
of people. Or at least I used to.
Now, once I graduated and actually got out there into the clinical world...
I struggled more than many of my classmates. My nursing career was one
big struggle for years, to find myself and find what I was good at.
School doesn't really teach you how to be a good nurse. You learn
things that yeah, you will need to know when you are on the floor.
But you learn to be a good competent nurse with a willing "can do"
attitude and a willingness to learn even more, a lot of things that
you didn't learn in school.
I don't know what was wrong with me.
I know that I tried to
be an RN on the same floor that I had worked as a CNA for four
years, and the transition was incredibly awkward for me and
just didn't go well and I struggled for many years after that.