Second guessing my decision

  1. 0 I began nursing school in September and I must say I'm unsure of my ability to see this through. I've worked really hard to get to where I am taking nearly a year to do so. I just have a lot bearing down on me all of a sudden and I don't feel like I'm even there most of the time when I'm in class. I'm not sure what to do because I refuse to quit but I don't want to waste any time either. Has anyone else felt like this before?
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  3. Visit  darkreign271 profile page

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    Joined Jun '12; Posts: 32; Likes: 6.

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  4. Visit  rvd4now profile page
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    Quote from darkreign271
    I began nursing school in September and I must say I'm unsure of my ability to see this through. I've worked really hard to get to where I am taking nearly a year to do so. I just have a lot bearing down on me all of a sudden and I don't feel like I'm even there most of the time when I'm in class. I'm not sure what to do because I refuse to quit but I don't want to waste any time either. Has anyone else felt like this before?
    i dont even know you and i kow you can do it. lot's of people have tired to be were you are and they were unable to. i to started aug 13, and there were and still is times i wanna throw n the towel.. but we must remember we have a goal.
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  5. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Don't give up. It's perfectly normal to feel that way. In my case I just hung in there until I knew I'd be taking such a financial hit to quit that got me through until the end. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other and all that other corny sounding stuff really is true when it comes to nursing school.

    If you haven't done so yet - take a really hard look at the rest of your life, the demands people are making on you, their expectations, your desire not to disappoint them etc and realize that you need to clear the decks as much as you possibly can and focus on your education. It won't always be that way. Those who are truly in your corner will understand. The best to you!
  6. Visit  sueall profile page
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    Oh, yeah! As others have already said and in a better way than I can, it's a matter of culture shock. As with any new experience, especially one of such total immersion as is nursing school, you will have quite an adjustment period and learning curve,. So will everyone else around you. Roll with it. We used to call it the DIHL -- Deer in the Headlights Look -- and everyone walked around with it the first few months.

    Give it time. You'll find your rhythm.
    Red35 likes this.
  7. Visit  sacwebb profile page
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    I have been there...it is a horrible place to be, trust me. I took 2 years to get through a 1 year LPN program and I felt the same way through those two years. I failed a class my first semester and felt like giving up but, and I do not know why, I stuck with it. It was not my first class to retake either. Now I am an RN and in the process of advancing to the DNP. Looking back, I am so glad I stuck with it because I absolutely love being a nurse. I work in peds and every day is a blessing to help sick young people get healthy.

    It can feel so dark and alone in nursing school because our friends do not understand what we go through. Nursing is no cake walk, it requires work and dedication because it is a life or death career. I know it is hard now, but try to look at what is a head. You sound strong and I feel you have thought about this a lot. Just know that many nurses out there have been in the same place as you, you are definitely not alone.

    SW
  8. Visit  nekozuki profile page
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    I am graduating in a month and a half, and EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. in our class wishes they were somewhere else when we pull into the hospital parking lot at 6am. Being a nurse is everyone's dream, but the process of getting there is sometimes the stuff of nightmares. Just put your head down and take it day by day. It doesn't get easier, but the threshold for what you can tolerate rises exponentially.
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  9. Visit  jaycee15 profile page
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    I started school in July since then I've had so many ups and Downs and want to quit sometimes. But I think of my goal and keep pushing. I 1/4 way done. Half then time I have no idea what the teachers are talking about and clincals scare the crap out of me, but I know I can do it. So can you. Remind yourself everyday what goal is and how worth it it'll be after you graduate
  10. Visit  darkreign271 profile page
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    Thanks for your input everyone, I really needed to know I wasn't the only one who's had these thoughts. One day at a time :-)
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  11. Visit  student forever profile page
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    Quote from nekozuki

    Being a nurse is everyone's dream, but the process of getting there is sometimes the stuff of nightmares.

    That was worth repeating!!!! funny stuff but true...
    KimberlyRN89 and vintagemother like this.
  12. Visit  ilidawn profile page
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    I started in September and lately I've been feeling the same way. It can be so overwhelming! I'm trying to remember to take it one day at a time as well. I joined this site today in hopes for inspiration and when I need help, it seems like people here are wonderful. Stay strong, we're with you!
  13. Visit  NAA MOMO profile page
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    After my first quiz , which I got 40 in, I lost hope. Didn't give up. 90 sec quiz, 88 in first exam 90 in sec exam... I am sure everyone that
    Applied was not accepted. You are smart for getting in and you can do it !!. Cut back on things that give you extra stress and focus. Even if you end
    Up with a C this semester you have so many more semesters to catch up, but don't drop or get kicked out. Good luck..
    pumpkinfuturelpn and Red35 like this.
  14. Visit  KimPN profile page
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    If I Can do it? then you can too!
    Critical thinking is not an easy achievement but once you get hang of it then it's fairly easy.
    My advices to you is that you should start doing a lot of questions. Questions after questions will train you to pick right answers for the exams which is definitely needed when it comes to NCLEX. If you are working at the healthcare settings, then you should not apply any of your reality into nursing school such as exams because what we do in reality is different from NCLEX which is our goal to pass right? Be social in class, make friends and study groups. If you don't understand something then somebody might be able to explain it to you and it goes other way around. It really is discouraging when you can't understand things, but hey! everything has a step. Just go step by step and don't try to rush things. You will be good to go in one year!
  15. Visit  jrhlpn2013 profile page
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    I totally understand how you feel. I am in an LPN program now and it's been 2 and a half months since we started and lately I have been wanting to throw the til in, but I'm not. Nursing school is truly like no other, but you can do and I'm going to do it too. There are some subjects that going to be like a foreign language to you and I know because some are like that too me, but the good things is they all tie together as you go along and that's what helps you understand it better. Don't give just get motivated to finish!!!! I was reading someone else's respond to your post and they said something that helped me which was do more questions nclex style and it will help you with your test questions when you have to choose what the answer is based on what the question is asking. I need to work on more questions then I will stop second guessing myself so much. I wish you the best and let me know if there's anything I can help contribute to your success!!!!


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