Nursing Student needing ADVICE! - page 5

Hello. This problem I am having may need quite a long introduction, but I will summarize as best as I can. What I need is genuine advice. Last year I was a very hard working student and I got a 4.0... Read More

  1. by   sarahsather
    Just an FYI - that set up is exactly how I have it now.. lol.. I share a room with a girl and it is so small it just fits beds and a desk and then we share a small bathroom area with two other girls who live next door, and I mean very close next door. I am not in some high quality dorm where I have my own room and then my roommate has another room but I still consider her my "roommate." I am in a place where the maximum distance between my roommate and I can be about 5 feet lol so yeah.
  2. by   MOE218
    Hi Sarah,
    Did you ever try really talking to her? I mean like a serious talk? Tell her that you are in fear of your grades slipping and you cannot allow that to happen. I have to tell you, this issue would drive me crazy... TRY TALKING TO HER ABOUT IT! GOOD LUCK AND CHIN UP !
  3. by   sarahsather
    Alright everyone I have one more question. I am not finally adjusting myself to studying in my room and I am starting to use my noise cancelling headphones and listening to: SimplyRain - The Best Free Rain Generator on the Internet. every time I study. Now, I am just curious if any of you are able to study without that dead quit or are you able to put headphones in and listen to music or noises like the rain link I sent? I just want to know that other people can do the same thing so I do not feel nervous about doing this. I am using this while reading nursing textbooks where I need to comprehend everything and I just fear that with this constant rain noise it will not allow me to fully comprehend my reading. I am just curious what is the "norm" here.
  4. by   x_factor
    When I do study at home, I have some background noise. I can't study in pure dead silence. I have an aquarium in my bedroom, so there's the sound of running water from the filter, and I usually keep my tv on very low as background noise as well.
  5. by   sarahsather
    Thank you. That is good to hear. Anyone else have a comment about this? I am curious to hear others study habits in regards to music/noise generators online/ etc.
  6. by   AlaBro2010
    I always have music loud (headphones) to study. Otherwise I would get easily distracted and pure silence makes my mind wander even more haha.
  7. by   Ntheboat2
    I used to be one of those people that had to study in dead silence...which is why I went to the library or studied after everyone was asleep.

    Then I had kids!

    Well...when you don't have any choice to adapt then adapt is what you do. You just have to make yourself focus. Take advantage of times when you're alone. Otherwise, just go to the library!
  8. by   Stephalump
    Dude, I have an entire HOUSE to study in and I go to the library to study. Rather than trying to control my family into absolute silence and stressing myself out over it, it's much easier to just go and sit in a group study room by myself and chill. Even when my house is completely empty I still leave or ill suddenly have overwhelming urges to wash dishes and do laundry and suddenly my day is gone.
    Work smarter, not harder. I cannot imagine trying to study in a tiny room with other people!

    I will say there's something different about almost silence and constant noise. I can handle studying at Starbucks because I can tune out the music and chatter. What I cannot stand is dead silence that's interrupted frequently. I posted a rant about a day I went to the library to study and a guy wouldn't turn off his phone. So it was completely silent and thing DING! An email. And then silence. And then BEEP! A text message. I felt like I spent the whole morning just bracing myself for the next noise. Terrible.
    Last edit by Stephalump on Dec 4, '12
  9. by   Wrench Party
    Earphones, studying in a busy place (my house!) where the background noise becomes white noise, and meditating have
    all helped me study. And I would definitely recommend trying to work with resident housing to get your own room, or
    look for an off campus apartment where you can be by yourself. People do move out, drop out, etc. all the time and
    space opens up. I was an RA and I always had less residents in the spring semester.

    Side note and advance warning: You will most likely need a car to get to the clinical sites of your nursing program. I biked and used public transit when I could, but I still had to drive sometimes to get to the hospitals. At the very least, you will have to think about carpooling.