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How hard is nursing school?

  1. 0 I hear nursing school is so hard I'm not a genius but I get good grades I hold a 3.7 gpa now and I don't work but have 2 boys 6 & 3 years old so I have all the time to study I get so scared cause people always try to discourage me but it's what I really want & this is my life! I think I can do it I would like current nursing students reviews thanks
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  3. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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    I wouldn't say it is hard but it is time consuming and different than any other class you have taken. The amount of information, care plans, clinicals, extra stuff/fluff are the stressers. Nursing courses/tests are not regurgitated memorization. Its taking the info you learned and apply it in scenario type questions..

    If it's something you "really" want to do, you will manage. There will be bumps along the way but you will learn to adapt
  4. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    Quote from Sun0408
    I wouldn't say it is hard but it is time consuming and different than any other class you have taken. The amount of information, care plans, clinicals, extra stuff/fluff are the stressers. Nursing courses/tests are not regurgitated memorization. Its taking the info you learned and apply it in scenario type questions..

    If it's something you "really" want to do, you will manage. There will be bumps along the way but you will learn to adapt
    Thanks so much!
  5. Visit  Ella26 profile page
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    I always thought I was not "smart" enough to be a nurse, especially because I was not the best at math. After alot of hardwork, perserverance, and determination. I went from CNA to LPN to RN (ADN). I will eventually go back for BSN but right now after all my hard work,I want to enjoy my life-without worring about care plans, clinicals, exams and all that nursing school entails. I wont say my journey was a cake walk because it was not. Nursing school is tough, emotionally, psychologically, and sometimes physically-i.e lack of sleep stuff like that. I also worked full time through out all of my programs-had bills to pay! The hardest part was getting into a program because the schools were very competitive in my area (with 2 year wait lists for some schools). So If it is really what you want to do, then you have to be determined to overcome all those the elements to reach your dream of becoming a NURSE! Good luck in whatever you decide.
  6. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Nursing school is a strange bird, unlike anything you've done before.
    You have huge volumes of information to learn, so the pace and stress level is high. But you can't just take in the information. You have to link it all together, understand the "why" of all of it, and figure out how to USE it. Then you have to go out into the clinical world and take all that knowledge stuffed into your brain and put it into practice.

    It ain't easy.

    But you won't know how you'll take to it until you give it a go. Your GPA from before is almost meaningless. We all come in as "great students," some leave with failing grades, and most are just happy to pass. You could breeze on through or find it isn't for you, but don't be discouraged by the tales that are told. It's hard, but people do it every day.
  7. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    Thanks everyone! I always wanted to be a nurse but never got a chance to be one because I always was discourage by people words @ changed my major to criminal justice to find out that wasn't for me! Now I'm back to square one by god grace if I stay focus & put everything on hold I will put 1000% into it! Thanks guys
  8. Visit  Tyler626 profile page
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    Don't let other people get in your head. Some can be so dramatic. Just because something was hard for someone else doesn't mean the same goes for you. Just believe in your self because you will never know the true answer until you do the walking yourself. If you pour your heart into your studies, you will achieve your end goal. Sure, it's nice to get tips from people, but of their is one thing I learned throughout my college journey, it's to not let others dictate the hardness/ chance of me accomplishing something. Put your mind to it and you can do it.
  9. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Tyler626
    Don't let other people get in your head. Some can be so dramatic. Just because something was hard for someone else doesn't mean the same goes for you. Just believe in your self because you will never know the true answer until you do the walking yourself. If you pour your heart into your studies, you will achieve your end goal. Sure, it's nice to get tips from people, but of their is one thing I learned throughout my college journey, it's to not let others dictate the hardness/ chance of me accomplishing something. Put your mind to it and you can do it.
    ^This.
  10. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from keya86tiff
    Thanks everyone! I always wanted to be a nurse but never got a chance to be one because I always was discourage by people words @ changed my major to criminal justice to find out that wasn't for me! Now I'm back to square one by god grace if I stay focus & put everything on hold I will put 1000% into it! Thanks guys
    Good luck on your journey!
  11. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    Quote from Tyler626
    Don't let other people get in your head. Some can be so dramatic. Just because something was hard for someone else doesn't mean the same goes for you. Just believe in your self because you will never know the true answer until you do the walking yourself. If you pour your heart into your studies, you will achieve your end goal. Sure, it's nice to get tips from people, but of their is one thing I learned throughout my college journey, it's to not let others dictate the hardness/ chance of me accomplishing something. Put your mind to it and you can do it.
    Thank you so much ☺
  12. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump

    Good luck on your journey!
    Thank you I hope 3 years from now I be done!
  13. Visit  keya86tiff profile page
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    Quote from Stephalump

    Good luck on your journey!
    Thanks so much
  14. Visit  Julesmama28 profile page
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    I think that if you want it bad enough, you can do it. 3.7 GPa is pretty awesome for college! Nursing school is much more demanding of your time (my kids don't see me much these days) and when you're not in school you have homework or studying to do. It's not rocket science, however. Just hard work and a lot of common sense, willingness to learn! Good luck!

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