I know this is an old post but I had to say thanks for posting this. I have had moments of stress through school but it has really accumulated the past month and has become very difficult to deal with. I did bad on a quiz last week and was mad enough to just walk out of lecture just go home. I worked full time while taking pre reqs at about 15 hrs a semester for a year, and I feel like I got in nursing school on narrow margins which I used to worry about a lot.
Then I had a baby first semester of nursing school and I also work prn at a hospital, arrange day care, study, work, deal with stresses in school, I worked almost everyday I was on spring break/xmas break, I've skipped dinner and had a pot of coffee instead to cram for a test, etc etc. Even though I'm a student still, I am starting to understand how some nurses become burnt out and bitter towards others, I have caught myself becoming frustrated quickly and have to remind myself to be more patient. I often end up cramming because its my only option which then makes me feel student burn out.
I'm done with my sob story now, LOL. I do love learning everyday and I want to be a life long learner. I graduate in less than 2 months and have earned A & B's all through school and my grades have always been among the highest in class and I get great reviews from my patients, but I must say this journey has been much harder than I expected it to be. I can't wait to finish and work as an RN 3 days a week and enjoy my family and hobbies again.
My ultimate advice for nursing school or any big endeavor is to take it all in stride and pace yourself. Take it slow and steady and take care of yourself!