Semester kicking my butt!

  1. Just wanted to take a few seconds to say hi to everyone and let you know that I haven't had much time to be online. This semester is really kicking my butt and every waking minute that I have to spare is spent studying. Hope everyone is having a good semester so far. I'll try to pop in sometime again soon.

    Julie.....you hang in there girl!! You have come way too far to quit now...hubby will just have to hang on to his ____ and wait for you to finish school. You can fill in the blank any way you want to!! Love ya kid! I'm proud of you!

    Take care until next time everyone!:roll
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    Thanks Essarge~
    I needed that. I am busting butt too with this semester. When did it get so hard?
    Julie

    PS I can think of many things to fill in the "blank" with !
  4. by   peaceful2100
    Essarge I know what you are saying about the semester kicking butt. I think it is kicking if not all of us then most of our butts. It seems like it is getting harder because I have more projects to do but less time to do them in. My biggest thing is time management. Well, I was looking at the calender and realize that I am only 2 weeks away from spring break (well, one may say that is good, in a way it is but in another way it is not.) I am also just 2 weeks away from mid-term. Which is good, so far I have all A's expect in one class and in that class it is a B but I have one more test to bring that up to an A by mid-term. I was thinking about working during break but I mentally/physically need a rest and my daughter is in desparate need of more time with her mommy.
  5. by   shunda
    I know the feeling this semester is kicking my butt also. I can also relate to the time mangement. I am trying to juggle everything in school, my boys, husband, friends,etc...Do I need to go on. The other day I just had to say wait a minute "If I keep this up I am going to have a nervous breakdown" So I had to take a breather and whisper the serenity prayer. I am only one person and I can only do so much. I had to have a talk with my family and friends and let them really understand that this is not like high school. My husband did not even realize that they gave us that much work to do until I sat down and showed him all of my work and my syllabus. Oh well, I feel great today but I know about just having a book every waking minute.
    What keeps me going is that I know it is going to pay off after while.
    May God Bless and Keep Each and Everyone One of You!!
    Shunda
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you students good luck. It's been almost 5 years since I graduated from college and I wouldn't want to go back in a million years.

    All your hard work will be worth it and when you've taken your boards (and passed) you will be relieved. Then comes reality shock with your first real job! It ain't nothing like you learned in school.

    Take care now! I know that you will all do fine! Don't forget to find some time to relax too!

    Kelly
  7. by   GGingerSR
    I can relate to how you all feel. I am in the same boat but I thought it was going to be a piece of cake. ENG114, Math80, Art Appreciation, Abmormal Psychology. I have to actually study for the Art class. You dont have to tell me my expetations were out of porportion. The class that is the hardest is PSY! I had the same instructor last semester and the class was so easy. No in class tests they were all take home test. We had our first test in abnormal Monday and it was a Brain Buster. I have never failed a test in college but I would not be supprised if I failed that one! Not to say I did not study I did! I had 14 pages of study notes but when I got in class I was lost! I really hopes he slacks off at least a little. Sorry but I got on a roll and since I have not got my grade is am so stressed out. Thanks for letting me vent!
  8. by   vfib
    one word for me...MATH! I just posted about my situation in another thread that I started here...lets just say it isnt a pleasant day for me! Prozac anyone?
  9. by   nrselisa
    I hope this semester calms down for you soon! By the way, are you in Dover? I go to Del Tech. I don't often see others from delaware.
  10. by   Brown Suga
    Well I am going to jump on the band wagon of being overworked. I have two exams to reveiw for and today was my first day in OB for clincals. The instructor has very high expectations of us and a majority have not been exposed to newborns or laboring moms. I don't mind the high expectation, but she had a viewed a video on newborn assessment and expects us to do the assessment from memory of the view and one single demonstration today in the nursery. I another problem I have is she has us schedule for twelve hour shifts, one day a week for three week. She is having us split half the day in L&D and the other half in nursery. Basically we will be have siix days crammed into three days. The nurse at the hospital seemed to be preoccuppied with the afternoon staff meeting and to me my nurse seemed not to be bothered with the condition of her patients in couplet care. Oh well this is nursing school and I just need to keep in mind to be a flexible and open minded. Well thanks for letting me vent, I feel little better.

    Marlita :P
  11. by   rosemadder
    man, last semester (the first one) was so easy! this semester is driving me crazy!!! med-surg. requires so much time, along with pharmocolgy 2nd part learning all these meds, nutrition's a pain, clinicals,patient care plans, study guides, drug cards, presentations, food diaries, history and assessments not to mention those 6 hour focus days they throw at us every now and then (6 hours in the same room). will i get through this????? i really won't be getting that nice letter from the dean this semester i fear. good luck everyone!
  12. by   Bonnie Blue
    Ah yes, the pain of the spring semester. I am also having a killer semester. I'm doing my NCLEX rotations: psych, peds and OB, none of which I'm interested in. The care plans have to be more detailed. Our management class is pure torture. The material is so boring. I know it's important but the instructors have done nothing to make it interesting. I've just been trying to take things one day at a time.
  13. by   essarge
    I go to Del State. Graduate in '04 (can't wait). I've already gotten hired by the hospital in an externship for 2 years so I really have no choice but to do well (talk about pressure!). My hardest two classes this semester are pharm/patho and micro. But I will survive. LOL, the theme from Rocky keeps popping into my head.....seems weird, but helps!!. Anyway, gotta run. Time to study more antithelmetics!! YUK!
  14. by   nrselisa
    Congrats on the job!!! I have a couple of friends that work there & love it! After I graduate from Del Tech (& the kids are older) I would like to go to Del State. Good luck!

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Semester kicking my butt!