BINOC (588 Views)
Joined Oct 11, '12.
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BIG . There will be days like these.....even after years and years you will have that day when you wonder why you became a nurse, whatever possessed you to think you could be a nurse and that you hate your job. I would come home and consult with my friends.....Ben and Jerry....about some culinary therapy. But come morning........ you realize that you actually like your job, most days, and it wasn't that bad after all.
I don't know if you have a brain sheet. I have swore by them for years. Here are a few I've collected and some that have been made by other AN members and some from a a special member Daytonite(RIP). Adapt them as you need. Feel better!
mtpmedsurg.doc 1 patient float.doc
5 pt. shift.doc
day sheet 2 doc.doc
critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
student clinical report sheet for one patient
I think perhaps some people under estimate nursing school because after all, it's not medical school (which every know and expects to be hard). So they go in expecting less and getting a lot more than they thought. Therefore they are not prepared for the workload. I still believe that medical school is harder, just because it is spread out over four years doesn't mean they have it easier. Med students are still doing more work/year for a longer period of time. I also don't think that a lot of pre-nursing are early nursing students understand what is truely involved in nursing, I didn't. I thought we performed only the very basic functions, the more I looked into it, the more I came to understand that it is this whole other world of involved. Now I am better informed and prepared. I think some people may also think that because it is a 2 year program (w/reference to the associates program) that it couldn't be that hard or the program won't be so short. Anyway my
I never went to medical school so I can't compare... But... I assume that many who go to medical school don't also hold jobs beyond the undergrad degree. I asume most go before starting a family. Most people in nursing school also seem to have jobs, families, and other responsibilities. It is a LOT of info crammed into a short period of time. You can be an RN in just 3 years, including general studies and prereq's. I was a 4.0 nursing student. I worked minimal and chose to go before having a family. So I didn't have it nearly as hard as those who also had to work full-time and deal with babies waking up at night, toddlers crying and clinging while trying to study, toddlers getting into things they shouldn't, figuring out child care arrangements while in work/school/clinical and still having to be the one to do the cleaning and shopping/laundry etc. It was hard, not in the sense that the material was hard, it was difficult b/c there was SO MUCH INFO to learn in such a short amount of time. Then throw in the stress of clinicals! There is just so much info crammed into that 2 years it is crazy!
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