You're going to think I'm nuts - page 2

by ixchel | 6,679 Views | 42 Comments

I. LOVE. Nursing school. There. I said it. No, the NCLEX style questions aren't awesome. But they make you think! And when you learn the rationale behind the answer you should have picked, you learn how to be a better... Read More


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    OK.I guess I am the exception I simply despised nursing school. I loved being with pts so that got me through. Thankfully for me I proved a far better nurse than a student.
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    OK.I guess I am the exception I simply despised nursing school. I loved being with pts so that got me through. Thankfully for me I proved a far better nurse than a student. 
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    That's great! You're not nuts....I really enjoyed nursing school also. Beyond my BSN, I took a post RN course in geriatrics. I'm hoping to return to school again. Have fun with your studies!
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    I loved nursing school too! I was the one who had to ask that one last question when everyone was trying to pack up and leave. I didn't do it to be annoying or an apple polisher, my hand was just always in the air. I was always insatiably curious, I found EVERYTHING fascinating, plus I had an amazing instructor who never was embarrassed whens she didn't know something, she would just say "I don't know, but I'll find out and get back to you." And she would, and she'd be glad that she learned something new, too! Some people were bored for those three hour lectures, but not me- I was wide-eyed on the edge of my seat.

    I always suspected that the bored ones were just in nursing school because they had heard nurses make a lot of money. How could somebody NOT be fascinated with the material? I'd always wonder.

    Yes, I'm a total geek.
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    Yay for the fellow dorks!!!!! hahahah

    Lacey, here's what I've realized. Even if I didn't have kids, I think I'd still be a B student, not just because that would probably mean I'd be working while in school, but also because I think that I'm grasping this material at a "B" level. I've streamlined my studying process to the point that I feel it works for me. If I went deeper into it, I'd go nuts and never have time. I'd feel overwhelmed and frustrated, and the level of organization I have now between time and my studies would go right out the window because I'd be trying to read absolutely everything. I've found the exact balance that works for me, and I doubt I'd do it very differently if I didn't have my little ones.

    Echo, I don't think you're in the minority at all. I think those of us who love it are. lol Seriously, all I ever see on here is how much nursing school sucks--bad clinicals, bad instructors, too much work, too vague test questions.... I think you're very much in the norm with your feelings
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    Sweet! I've been waiting for you to come and update on your NS adventure!
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    I don't think you are crazy! I love nursing school too! I am also a B student, although am happy to be making an A this quarter I also have 4 kids as well glad to not be alone!
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    I am so glad to be reading this. I am not currently in nursing courses, but I am waiting on that acceptance letter any day now (I hope). I am a perfectionist. I worked for nothing less than an A in all my general courses. My A&P instructor said to me one day, "In nursing school it is okay if you are a B student." That was preposterous to me. He is a doctor; how could he say that? It didn't resonate with me at the time, but the closer I get to those nursing courses the more I realize he was right. I have stressed myself out to the MAX! trying to ensure my acceptance into my program. Hopefully I will get accepted, but I really hear what you all are saying. It will be nice to let that anxiety go and just enjoy learning the material, and a B will be fine with me as well.
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    I don't think I've met anyone who dislikes nursing school, honestly. I've just heard some griping about getting "burnt out" (how do you get burnt out in a 2-3 year program? I personally can't) or something similar. Glad you're enjoying it, too.
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    Quote from dascoli20
    I am so glad to be reading this. I am not currently in nursing courses, but I am waiting on that acceptance letter any day now (I hope). I am a perfectionist. I worked for nothing less than an A in all my general courses. My A&P instructor said to me one day, "In nursing school it is okay if you are a B student." That was preposterous to me. He is a doctor; how could he say that? It didn't resonate with me at the time, but the closer I get to those nursing courses the more I realize he was right. I have stressed myself out to the MAX! trying to ensure my acceptance into my program. Hopefully I will get accepted, but I really hear what you all are saying. It will be nice to let that anxiety go and just enjoy learning the material, and a B will be fine with me as well.
    Honestly, grades in nursing school are what they are. There's plenty of people in my class with A's that are terrible hands-on nurses, or great hands on nurses that get B's. Which one would you rather be?

    I didn't get A's in my first semester (except pharmacology), but have gotten all A's ever since. I realize that it's far less important than being good with patients and with hands-on skills. When you get accepted, remember that your A's and your studying should be a means to an end -- being a good nurse, not a good student, per se.
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