Quote from tashacorinne
That is always how I feel at the beginning of a new semester of nursing school and each semester just seems to be getting harder and harder. I try to take things one day at a time. This semester I have one of the best clinical instructors, but he sounds like your instructor. He expects us to come to clinical fully prepared. I've been told by other students that we need to memorize labs, so I made flash cards and studied them. My instructor also requires us to come in two hours earlier than required to get patient information and prepare for clinical. Yes, time consuming and hard, but I know it will be worth it. He is a very educated and smart man who loves to teach. The hard ones are the best. You can pull through this. Study hard and take it one day at a time
Sounds like you have it good! We are required to come in the day before, select patients, and do a 20-page writeup prior to clinical the next morning. It's brutal and most of us perform patient care running on about two hours of sleep. I'm in my last semester and our instructor has waived the paperwork because she said it's time to "act like real nurses." Hallelujah!!!!