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  • Jan 6 '13

    Nursing school is hard. I'm in a 4 year BSN program, with our gen-ed courses worked in freshman year, so I've been at it for awhile now, and have been seeing patients since Freshman year of college. And I'm a Junior now. It's so hard to believe that I only have 3 semesters left...

    But this is what I will say. Nursing school is hard, it will push you, you may (probably will) cry and there will be times when you think you just can't do it anymore. BUT you will have those clinical days where you want to cry from JOY. You will find what you love. There are SO SO SO many job options out there during school and even more after graduation. If you hate one clinical rotation, you may love another....Don't judge anything before you experience it for yourself.

    The best advice I can give is work hard, save time for fun and keep an OPEN MIND!!

    Good luck to all the newbies out there!

  • Jan 5 '13

    Yes - the best thing you can do is take any job in nursing that you can find and get your initial experience. Apply to an area of nursing in your area that the need is the greatest. I did an RN-BSN completion program. You can chip away at your BSN while working at your first nursing position. Good luck!

  • Jan 4 '13

    When my plate is full: Job, school, work I set aside a 30 min hard workout to help work off steam. Even if you just walk for 30 min you can listen to vocab recording for school. Helps me feel double productive!

    It can be done:

    Add veggies
    Drink water
    1 Cup of coffee a day
    take the stairs
    add fruit
    If you have a day off do Yoga!
    Drink more water
    Vending machine are evil ( it may be hard but stay away)
    Plan, Plan Plan ( I save money by bring snacks to work and school)
    Drink water

    Smile No regrets, if you have an off day or meal acknowlege it then move on.