I have gone through so many mixed emotions about nursing school
since I've been in it...I went from balling my eyes out after my first clinical experience because of the terrible thigns I saw and wasn't prepared for...to being more accepting, and starting to possibly see myself as a nurse...to just frustrated that life in general keeps throwing wrenches at me.
I graduate this summer, my husband is getting burned out from working two jobs and we still can't keep up with everything. I've taken a weekend job and omg....I kinda feel like I can't hack it with both..and I feel so selfish quitting..but balancing clinicals two days a week, with assignments, studying for exams, attending lectures...and keeping up with taking care of my husband is taking it's toll and adding a job on top of that...even though it's only weekends, I think it might kill me. I have only worked two shifts so far...but it was insane business...at a restaurant...I've never worked as a server, but maybe about 10 years ago I worked as a hostess so they are giving me a shot. I have to memorize 80 menu items and take a test for that too..fml.
Today I got reamed out by my clinical instructor..well me and 5 other students who all came to clinical unprepared..because we weren't told we needed to research our patients before clincal today (it was a new location)...but clearly it was the expectation and it never occured to us...she was close to sending us all home, but things got better but after a day of horrid smells at the nursing home and pouring over charts...I hardly have the energy to study for the two exams I have this week...Plus, memorize 80 menu items before the weekend.
Anyone else juggling out there? Advice???