Quote from CarrieGL
How do you keep yourself going?
A nursing student needs motivation, and motivation is a very personal thing. However, I would highly recommend a few things.
1. Organization. If you can keep all of your tests, assignments, mandatory practice time, and your work schedule together, you can succeed.
2. Communication. Communicate thoroughly with your employer. I work part time myself, and I am a full time student at a university. I am constantly in communication with my scheduling managers to create a schedule that works for the both of us. Also, communicate with your classmates and family. They can help keep you organized, too.
3. Time management. While school is in session, time management is critical. Spending hours surfing the web and procrastinating can end up hurting you badly when it comes time to get things done.
4. Take care of yourself. Go to bed at reasonable hours as often as possible. And definitely try to schedule in some down time to do your own thing and de-stress. I would highly recommend getting involved in some sort of physical activity to work out stress such as walking, biking, Pilates or yoga if you havent already. I cant tell you how much better I feel after 20 minutes of pilates. Its awesome.
And in the end, keep your goal in mind! You will be a nurse before you know it!