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- Sep 10, '09 by Fundamentals(1986)Im in my 3rd week in an RN program and I dont work at all. Parents give me money and told me to pay them back after I get my degree. Like Loans! So time is not an issue for me. But the Lecture class is very hard. There is a lot of studying. 20 or so chapters on just ONE test. and I havent even started rotations yet.... the checkoffs are no problem and just require practice. Skills lab only require attendence. and i heard clinicals is hard too because of case studies... if thats what they are called. "/ im overwhelmed half the time. im overwhelmed just sitting here typing and thinking about it xDDD
- Sep 10, '09 by anon321dI know what you mean I had my doubts at first,but I had to look at it this way hopefully when I graduate five years from now(I don't start school til' next fall)we'll be out of this economic mess.Nursing is definitely one of my passions so I have to keep an optimistic attitude and hope for the best!Keep your head up high, things suck right now but eventually it will get better!Good luck to you all!Hugs!
- Sep 10, '09 by anon321dSorry Fundamentals(1986) my last reply was to the poster before you(my bad)!
- Sep 11, '09 by dodgegirl713For me it is all the reading I have. There are not enough hours in the day to get it done and work. My mind would wander onto other things that needed to be done besides the reading.
Also there was the whole OB rotation. I do not have an intrest in that part of nursing.
All the papers I have had to write. There was a lot of research needing to be done for them.
Time management. I sucked at it when I started NS 2 yrs ago. It has become better but still needs improvement.
- Sep 11, '09 by NurseMercyI didn't get to read all the previous posts but I can tell you that I agree 100% with the ones that mentioned time managment and SLEEP! I'm just finishing my first quarter (Pharm, Patho, Health Assessment and Drug Calculations) and I have NEVER felt so tested to my physical, mental and spiritual breaking points!!!! I have one more week to go before a much needed 2 week break and I sear I would give my next 5 birthdays for it to be right now. All I can tell you is that if this is what you truly want to do...do whatever it takes and be prepared for some serious blood, sweat, and tears!
And it's only my first quarter!!!!!! SHEESH!
Nothing comes easy and there has never been a time in my life where those words don't ring true-er. (Is that a word? true-er?)
Good luck to you! And if you want it bad enough, you'll get through it!
-Proud student of passing 1st quarter (and wife, mom to 3 who are all under 10)!!!!
p.s. this is my first post but have been a HUGE fan of this site since I decided to go back to school which was about 2 years ago!
- Sep 11, '09 by Le'chaimI am also a wife/mom and am starting my 2nd year in a 3 year grad entry program. Bring on the organization and prioritization, its been sink or swim! I noticed that most students including me, have developed anxiety and have had to learn how to cope with that. All lot of us are over-achievers and have learned to be accepting of our imperfection.