Hang in there! Things can happen over a summer break that change people's lives--especially for the young ones. Lovers come and go in and out of their lives, they make life changing decisions like a flash without regard to the consequences, the drama never ends. I'll bet a few things will have changed for some of them. A few might even have had a change of character as well (well, you can hope!) There's a possibility you might even have a new instructor, isn't that what you told me in a previous post? If so, maybe it will be someone who will see the crap and stop it.
I was in a BSN program with 2 of my other co-workers. They were a year ahead of me. There were a lot of problems with the program because it was relatively new and there was one professor (yes, professor with a PhD) who was stupid as all get out) who was unfair, inconsistent and would forget what she would say from one student to the next about assignments, and was just nasty to talk with. In any case, we didn't work the same shifts, but when we did see each other, we would just keep telling each other, "only xxx more months", which eventually became, weeks and then days. You have to think that way. It's only one more year out of your life which is, statistics tell us, going to be way longer. When school is done, that's it. You'll never have to deal with those people again--at least if you even run into them it won't be on the same level.
So, hang in there. Make your goals short. Think about making it to the first holiday. Then, Christmas. And so on. One foot in front of the other and trudge on. If you can get through this, you will certainly be worthy of having the title of "Nurse". Things can only get better, right? Think of skills you've had to learn on your own, and I'm not just talking about the nursing skills. You've learned how to be your own best student! That autonomy and ability to find your own answers is going to pay off in huge dividends for you as you go into your professional nursing career, I promise! You will be so far ahead of the youngsters in your class in that respect. They will still be wondering what hit them as they struggle with their first real nursing jobs
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