Hi everyone! I am through week 2 of nursing school
and it has been a really bad week for me. Thursday was our IV check offs on setting up an IV gravity and infusion pump. I did really well on the check offs and passed. However, we also had a drug calulation on IV drug calculations and I did really, really, really horrible. I score a 16/20 which is an 80% but we had to have a 18/20 a 90% to pass. I get to re-take the test but I knew the stuff. I studied and studied and studied my rear end off for that test and knew them in/out and pass every single practice test with a 100% before the real test and I got so upset. I have a problem with test anxiety and I need to get help with it and fast.
Pharmacolgy is a very interesting class but I can tell it is going to be my hardest class but I am going to work at it very hard. For those of you who had pharmacology what worked for you getting through pharmacology successfully. I am trying to figure out the best way to approach pharmacology. I already know that the obvious is to read and review notes.
I am almost fully, throughly organized. I am partially organized and I have never been an real organzied person but I am working on it right now because I know it is very critical to getting through my last two years of nursing school. I figure with labor day weekend I can use this weekend to become totally organized.
My little girl has been a little defiant as far as bedtime lately and has been cutting into my study time at night. I have been thinking of ways to get her to go to sleep at night. I plan to keep her at school until 430 or 500 and study at school for about 4 hours after class each day except Tuesday because we are at clinicals till 4 on those days. As far as nighttime studying I have thought about going to bed at 830 with her each and every night. Because my little girl will go to bed if I go right along with her and then waking up at 1130 and studying till 300 and go back to bed until 600 but then I do not know if that will be too disruptive and cause me to be really tired the next day. I have also thought about going to bed at 830 then waking up about 230 or 300 and studying but stay without going back to sleep. I am sure there is a way. I am going to keep working on my little girl and try to get her to go to sleep without me at 830.
On top of everything else my mom lost her job thursday they are laying off people big time at her company due to financial troubles so until my mom finds another job my dad is going to be the sole breadwinner. My mom said we should be thankful and it could be a lot worse because she said there were quite a few people who who are single moms who lost their jobs and quite a few married men whose wifes don't work because the wifes stay home with the kids who lost their job so my mom said we should be thankful. I know I need a job now myself because my parents were helping me out but now with my mom losing my job and my dad is going to have to take care of all the Bills. IT is going to be hard. I now need to figure out how I am going to juggle nursing school, a child and a job on top of everything else.
Well, Got to go my mom has my little girl for a little bit so I should get back to studying now.
Take care everyone.