I just came here to post this, not to brag, but just to say that I've pretty much made huge strides at school this semester. I'm currently attending a 15-month accelerated program, and I was slightly discouraged at the start. I was averaging high C's in Med Surg and Health Assessment, and had no idea what I was doing wrong. However, in the last month or so, things really started turning around. I can now confidently say that I have at least a B+ in every class (including an A in pharm!). I'm amazed at how fine-tuning one's studying skills and habits can make all the difference. It truly does require a new way of thinking, and as I'm approaching finals (the next two weeks!) I'm realizing that things are making a lot more sense and the concepts are really falling into place.
I had my head-to-toe on Tuesday of this week. I was terrified, and have always been pretty shy and anxious during exams, especially when being assessed by a professor or something... My health assessment professor said that it was one of the best she had seen. I was so incredibly proud of myself, and have way more confidence than I could've imagined at this point. It hasn't been easy, and I think I average 5-6 hours of sleep per night, if I'm lucky, but I just love nursing school so much and the challenges that it brings... and now that my brain is actually understanding what is being discussed... well, it's even more awesome.
I'm just so excited to have gotten to this point. I cannot wait to start my summer semester and have more clinicals (my favorite part).