Hello everyone, I am in my third semester of nursing school
(Medical-surgical), the most difficult known in the program. I'm sure as all of you know, we have to achieve really high grades, be expected to perform well for simulations and clinicals etc. So here I am running on as little as 3 hours of sleep a night, spend majority of the day either studying or at clinicals, and literally shunning off the world as I head to my cave of books, careplans, and study guides.
Anyways, I am a 21 year old living with my parents. Recently, they confronted me and even got angry with my day to night behavior (being extra grumpy, more isolated, and overall more aloof). They consider it to be extremely disrespectful; however, this is a recent thing and I would like to think that it's the school work thats doing this to me (I swear, I'm nice). I just need them to understand that this is a difficult time for me and instead of having them against me, I would honestly rather have the support. I feel like the stress is really affecting my health, and I just dont want any more problems to arise.