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

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,... Read More

  1. Visit  CloudySue profile page
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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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  3. Visit  ixchel profile page
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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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  4. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Sweet! I've been waiting for you to come and update on your NS adventure!
  5. Visit  Katie71275 profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  wgc2345678 profile page
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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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  7. Visit  veggie530 profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  veggie530 profile page
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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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  9. Visit  momtojosh profile page
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    i am half way thru my first semester and LOVING it!.. I have a b+ average and very happy with that. even though I received all A's on pre reqs and the co-req sciences.....

    i have kids and grandkids that come and go,work and help out running a hunting preserve...also find time to go to dinners with my family. that will probably all change once we get deeper but who knows...for now my way is working for me. i get together with a few girls every other week to compare notes and go over nclex style questions and pick them apart. i do put in quite abit of effort for those B's.

    good luck to all!!
  10. Visit  ChesterMcE89 profile page
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    I hate nursing school and everything it stands for. get me out of here ASAP. everything from the finagling instructors and haggered nurses I deal with at clinicals to the NCLEX style trickery.
  11. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from ChesterMcE89
    I hate nursing school and everything it stands for. get me out of here ASAP. everything from the finagling instructors and haggered nurses I deal with at clinicals to the NCLEX style trickery.
    Oh no!!!!!! Chester do you like the clinicals at least? I'm sorry you're hating it I have 2 friends, 1 in a program in Texas and the other in an accelerated version of the program I'm in now, who both are committed to seeing it through but have already decided they pretty much hate nursing. I guess you're either in it or you're not.
  12. Visit  Patti_RN profile page
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    I loved nursing school, too! It was, until now, also the most difficult educational experience of my life (including law school... which I delighted in telling fellow law students when they complained, "If you think law school is tough, you should have gone to nursing school!!!")

    Nursing school might also be the most useful education you ever get. You don't have to be an A student, in my experience sometimes the best nurses were the B (and even C) students who rocked it in clinicals. That's not to say the A students didn't become good nurses, it's just a comment that you don't have to be an A student to be a great nurse).

    There is a correlation between grades and understanding/ mastery of a subject, but it's not a perfect relationship. Usually, if you understand something really well, the your grade will prove it. But, even if you don't strive for A's, strive to learn as much as you can. It's your one opportunity to really learn the information. If you master it now it will be to your advantage later.

    Yep, I loved nursing school so much I've gone back... to become an NP. And, I love this even more!!!
  13. Visit  gatoraims RN profile page
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    I love being in nursing school. I whine when I am tired, hungry, or when I have to come home and cook, but I really love it. I like learning something in one body system and then later learning "holly cow that's why beta blockers work!!!" Makes me think I am soooo smart. I love to come home and ask my husband a question that I found interesting and him not knowing the answer. I get all excited as I expalin it to him you would think I was a 5 yr old waiting to see Santa come down the chimney.

    It is hard. I did not see how many OCD tendanses I have until I started nursing school. I stress myself out if I do not get an A on every test or quiz. I freak out when the instructor breaks out her red pen and marks up what I thought was such an educated care plan. I have to come home and vent with my husband or my friend who is also in my class. Makes it easier to accept me not being perfect. After a "vent off" I can accept that maybe my care plan was not as ingenious as I thought, I can look at the great comments she has left me and understand that I was not perfect but I am still kicking butt and taking names. (at least the tought brings a smile to my face)
  14. Visit  LeeLeeTheGPN profile page
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    I love nursing school too! You all are not alone


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