Nursing School Blues?? - page 5

You know how there is post pardum depression and pre mestrual mood swings.... can there be such a thing as Nursing School Depression?? Well if there is such a thing, I must be going through it! ... Read More

  1. by   NamasteNurse
    Quote from Nili927
    Thanks everyone for reassuring me! :flowersfo
    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels like crying through nursing school!

    I have to go to work this Friday, my second day as a Nurse Tech and I'm nervous about taking Blood Pressure and being off on the numbers again:uhoh21:.

    I'm definately looking forward to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when I graduate and become a !

    Practice on family and friends if you can. In my school we practice on each other all the time. We practice on the instructors as well using the double stethoscope. Its a great way to get perfect fast!
  2. by   Cynica
    Tomorrow will be my first rle day for delivery room... good luck for me, hope I won't be absent intentionally as what I did with the Nursery Area
  3. by   vivibae
    Hello, I thought that I was the only one that felt this way. I am actually crying right now replying to this post. I wish that I saw this earlier cuz I can see that the last post was in 2008!! I have only 1 more year of a BSN program. I have been feeling overwhelmed every semester. I only have 1 class because I took most of my pre reqs but I am still struggling with my classes. I buy extra books for the classes, I read, and read, and read, and do practice questions all the time. I have been doing well in all of my classes but now that I am in my final year, I have been struggling. I dropped a class and I am in the verge of dropping the one I am in now. I am doubting everything that I am doing. I just want to NOT be so sad!!!!
  4. by   RN1263
    Vivibae,

    Nursing school was one of the hardest things I've done in my life. I made good grades, but always felt like I had to know everything. Well....I still don't know everything after three yrs of nursing, especially since I do home care and am on my own. So, things get forgotten when not used often, so you just look it up!

    Anyways, you're almost done...hang in there.
    Hugs
    Dijmart
  5. by   N.Collette
    I too am so relieved to read this post and the replies! I feel like a bumbling idiot sometimes but at other times feel completely efficient. I am in my second to last semester in a ARN program. The past year has been full of emotional outbreaks, constantly feeling stressed and a whole lot of studying and practicing of skills. I have given up trying to keep dates with my boyfriend and girlfriends, they don't always understand but I remind them that this is the hardest thing I've ever had to do and that yes, this too shall pass!! When I doubt myself as of late I repeat a simple mantra: I will be a great nurse. Thanks for your honesty in your post!! (And thanks for letting me vent!) Yes, you can do it!!!
  6. by   strggl4justice
    I feel the same way. I am in my 3rd semester, and I feel like I don't know anything. I like my psych clinical, but critical care SCARES me so badly. I feel like I'm going to be a horrible nurse and make mistakes that kill my patients. The ONLY thing that keeps me from dropping out is that I felt the same way when I was in CNA school (in high school) and I ended up loving the job and being the employee of the year. Thanks everyone for letting me know I'm not the only one! And good luck!
  7. by   thevez17
    Hi guys I'm feeling the same thing. I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's my first day of clinical last Tuesday and boy do I hate the feeling of being clueless lol But I guess it is normal to feel that way. Thanks for the encouragement. God Bless you all and I will try my best to keep moving forward!!!
  8. by   NCRNMDM
    I think nursing school does that to all of us. I'm a guy, and I generally don't tend to be overly emotional, but the other day all the stress that I hadn't been feeling hit me, and I started worrying about everything. I worried about what would happen if I didn't make an A, to which the answer is nothing, everything would be fine. I worried about all the projects I have due, all the skills I'm going to have to do in clinical beginning next week, all the studying I need to do for the next test, my drug cards, everything. I spent the entire day just feeling an odd sense of dread and stress. By the next day, the feelings had passed and I was okay. I'm one of those students who feels like he has to know everything for the tests, and I tend to overstudy so much that it isn't even funny. I studied for four days, and slept a total of six hours in those four days, leading up to the test. I made a 94 and didn't have to know half of the material I covered. As for your feelings, I think they will pass in a day or two. Right now things look dark and grim, nothing seems to be going your way, and you feel hopeless. Give it a few days or a week, and I think you will feel a lot better. I think nursing is so stressful that sometimes we all get overcome with the feelings. I hope things get better for you, and I really feel like they will.
  9. by   thevez17
    Quote from mattmrn2013
    I think nursing school does that to all of us. I'm a guy, and I generally don't tend to be overly emotional, but the other day all the stress that I hadn't been feeling hit me, and I started worrying about everything. I worried about what would happen if I didn't make an A, to which the answer is nothing, everything would be fine. I worried about all the projects I have due, all the skills I'm going to have to do in clinical beginning next week, all the studying I need to do for the next test, my drug cards, everything. I spent the entire day just feeling an odd sense of dread and stress. By the next day, the feelings had passed and I was okay. I'm one of those students who feels like he has to know everything for the tests, and I tend to overstudy so much that it isn't even funny. I studied for four days, and slept a total of six hours in those four days, leading up to the test. I made a 94 and didn't have to know half of the material I covered. As for your feelings, I think they will pass in a day or two. Right now things look dark and grim, nothing seems to be going your way, and you feel hopeless. Give it a few days or a week, and I think you will feel a lot better. I think nursing is so stressful that sometimes we all get overcome with the feelings. I hope things get better for you, and I really feel like they will.
    Hi MattRN

    I have the exact same feelings about I have to know everything because that was what I did during my prereqs but I agree with what you said. I have to stay positive . Thanks for the encouragement!!!
  10. by   GamerGirL337
    I already had my first breakdown 5 weeks into the program...like a full meltdown...wanting to give up and all....

    My teachers are awesome though and they give us pep talks all the time...and it makes things so much nicer....heres one thing I will keep with me forever...my Fundamentals teacher gave us a great pep talk yesterday and this is what she said....

    There are three parts to success in nursing school

    Attitude, Aptitude and Available resources

    Our teachers and school already know we have the aptitute to do this, we had the grades, we had the test scores we are the best of the best that was chosen to do this,

    Our school and teachers also gave us the available resources, open nursing labs at the school, NCLEX books, study guides, they are there to help us and they will do whatever they can to help us succeed...

    The only thing they CAN'T control is out attitude...thats up to us, we have to want this, we have to give up things to do this, take out loans, give up going out on weekends with your friends, give up whatever you have to...we all want that beautiful house, the fancy car and the great job...but just put it off...in 2 years we'll have the ability to attain what we want, whatever it takes...

    It really made me feel so much better about everything...I know that this is just 2 years of my life and its going to change the rest of it...

    Hell i get so upset for getting an 85 on a test, yet my teachers say i'm doing amazing compared to other students that have made it all the way through the program.....so i'm feeling a lot better...if i have to give up my job for it, its worth it...
  11. by   RN2011A
    I definately get the blues in nursing school. I do well in classes/ tests but clinicals kill me, when m nervous I mess up and not really in a big way, but I do try to change my nervousness . My biggest problem in nursing school is bullying. Lots of girls jealous when little do they know there lives r going better than mine lol.Im in nursing to get a career and help patients and I have made way too many sacrifices to count to get where im at and I still have a long way to go.Bullying is not new to me girls have always been jealous of me so i should be used to it by now lol. I just thought this being a professional program people would be more ummm profesional lol. Theres alot of clicques in my program and I chose not to kiss anyones behind im nice to everyone.I get the school work I enjoy studying and I do well on tests. I stay positive and remind myself why i'm there every day lol hopefully i'll graduate soon.
  12. by   Peny
    Just relax and think about what you are doing this all for. I get sad at times then I bounce back, it happens to all of us. Now wrap your arms around yourself and that is a hug from all of us here at the forum to you!
  13. by   mharrison3931
    Wow this was started a long time ago! I had a conversation with an RN in clinicals who gave me some wonderful advice she said you are not the only one who feels clueless and you will feel like that for a year or two after you graduate. She said you are not alone and just remember all nurses have been there at sometime and dont be afraid to ask for help if you need it. I hope I remember this forever and can use it to get through these moments of doubt and depression. I think all nursing students have a moment of "can I do it?" talk to your class mates or advisor for any advice they know how you feel.

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