Nursing students!What has been the hardest part of NURSING school?!
- 0Hey i was wondering if a few of you could tell me what the hardest part about nursing school has been for you?I plan on going next fall so any input would be helpful!Thanks in advance!
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- 1Sep 5, '09 by WulfieTime Management.
For me it was trying to squeeze 32 hours out of a 24 hour day. With all the reading, writing, skill practice involved in nursing school, there is little time for anything else. I need the additional 8 hrs just to try to get 6 hours of sleep.
In all honesty, the work is difficult and at times stressful, but the time is my biggest obstacle.
- 2Sep 5, '09 by goodstudentnowRNhmmm...I agree. With careplans and reading all the chapters then review, it takes time. Sleep is very important in college and nursing college six hours sleep is like scarce commodity for someone like me who works full time. Anyway, I am on my last course now so it is not that bad afterall.
- 2Sep 5, '09 by WulfieHere is something interesting though. I spend a lot of time on here reading significant amounts of information that helps with a lot of my classes. But I also seem to do a bit of socializing while on this forum so it has helped me with the time management. I get to learn, study, and socialize all at the same time.
Thank you Allnurses!!! Now, can I get a cot in the corner and a pillow?
- 3Sep 5, '09 by LeesGI am only entering my 3rd week of NS and I can tell you that I am overwhelmed ! Its not that what i am reading is hard, its the amount of reading. I have reading for lecture, lab and clinical each week and it comes to about 15-20 chapters of info. Then there is the skills that have to be learned and practiced over and over again so you can pass the skills check off. So I would have to say the volume of work that needs done is more of a problam than the work itself.
Funny thing is I have read over and over again here that the volume was the problem. So even though I was warned and I thought I knew what I was getting into and I thought I was prepared for it...I wasnt. Nothing but actually being there can drive home how much work it really is.
Juggling work and family only make it more diffucult. Even after only 2 weeks I have adopted the additude of Dory from the Disney Nemo movie, I JUST KEEP SWIMMING !!!!!!!!!!!!! I have actually sang it out loud a few times and it calms me down.
- 1Sep 5, '09 by BanoraWhiteQuote from LeesGI am only entering my 3rd week of NS and I can tell you that I am overwhelmed ! Its not that what i am reading is hard, its the amount of reading. I have reading for lecture, lab and clinical each week and it comes to about 15-20 chapters of info. Then there is the skills that have to be learned and practiced over and over again so you can pass the skills check off. So I would have to say the volume of work that needs done is more of a problem than the work itself.
I agree. I have been at Nursing School for almost a year and I don't find the actual course work extremely hard, it's more the amount of work. We usually get a 100-ish page book of notes the teacher prepares for us, so we are expected to read it, as well as take notes on about 200 slides shown on the over-head projector, do independent study, complete an essay or exercise for that subject and also sit an exam (which requires more revising at home). I usually try to study for at least an hour a day on week days, more on weekends and days off.
My house mate is at university too, so at least we are able to sit down at a table and study and socialize a bit together.