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Anyone else find nursing school not as tough?

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by FLNurse2015 FLNurse2015 (Member) Member

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Thought I'd make a post from another perspective of nursing school. All I have ever read was how hard it would be, but so far 8 months in I haven't found it as difficult as I had feared. I have maintained a 94 or above grade level and of course study and take good notes during lecture, but I'm still able to spend quality time with my family and go to the gym which I really appreciate.

Just thought I'd give some of you some hope ;) Anyone else in this boat? I'm sure it will get harder, but I'm really enjoying my time in school so far!

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I have to say its really nice to see this post. I KNOW it will be a challenge, but I wanted to ask a couple of questions...I hope its ok if I pick your brain :)

Are you in a traditional school or tech school? Howlong is your school?

Did you have previous medical experience?

What has been the most difficult? How old are your kids( if you dont mind me asking)

Im excited and nervous about getting started Jan 7, but I know if it gets difficult there will also be easier times.I do appreciate though a positive post and I know there are probably lots who feel the same, so thank you!

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BellasMommyOBRN specializes in Maternity.

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I think most people who are capable of getting into a nursing program are very intelligent and ver capable of the work. I think the "difficulty" sets in when fatigue takes over. It gets hard to stay on your "A game" for such a long period of time. Glad you are doing well so far.

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I have to say its really nice to see this post. I KNOW it will be a challenge, but I wanted to ask a couple of questions...I hope its ok if I pick your brain :)

Are you in a traditional school or tech school? Howlong is your school?

Did you have previous medical experience?

What has been the most difficult? How old are your kids( if you dont mind me asking)

Im excited and nervous about getting started Jan 7, but I know if it gets difficult there will also be easier times.I do appreciate though a positive post and I know there are probably lots who feel the same, so thank you!

I'm at a technical school, program is a year and a half long!

I do have previous medical experience. I was an eye technician and NICU unit secretary

The most difficult is honestly waking up for clinical at the crack of dawn for our 12 hour shifts. They can be long and tough!

My kids are 1 and 4

Good luck :) There are people in my class who are struggling and find it difficult, but I truly have loved almost every minute of it!

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ThatNurseGuy04 has 4 years experience.

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*Sorry posted in the wrong thread*

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I think the "difficulty" sets in when fatigue takes over. It gets hard to stay on your "A game" for such a long period of time. Glad you are doing well so far.

I agree my program is 18 months and I think its pretty easy NOW but in a year I don't know how I will feel.

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akulahawkRN has 3 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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I can honestly say that I was thinking that RN school would be hard too. (I know this is an LVN forum) I came to my program with a very strong background in medicine. I have a background in Sports Medicine, and prehospital medicine. The former made the latter extremely easy. I have to say that because of that background, I have had a very good time going through RN school because I haven't had to learn much "new" stuff. Those things that were new to me, were easy to integrate into my knowledge base. Believe me, it's much easier to add to existing knowledge than it is to create a new body of knowledge. Learning that stuff wasn't easy the first time around...

I'm not going to say that LVN school is easy... It isn't. Just make sure that you know what they want you to know and continue to do well on the exams. Just now continue looking for how that knowledge can be applied in clinical situations. That will help you further down the road.

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I thought it was a joke after my first semester of nursing school because it was so easy. I am an excellent student and study a lot. I ended up finding that I really didn't have to study much to get good grades. I think that one key to doing well is really understanding what the question is asking and using ABC's and maslows. I also have 4 years experience as a CNA. I just graduated in december from a PN program. and I still never thought nrsg school was hard! lots of ppl would get mad at me in class for saying that but I thought it just came easy.... I seriously don't know how people failed classes.. and i don't mean this rude to anyone at all that has ever failed. Just my personal experience with school.

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eatmysoxRN has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg,Cardiac.

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At my school most of the students would enroll in the lpn program after failing the rn program and get mostly high As.although practice can be similar, education was utterly different at my college between rn and lpn.

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akulahawkRN has 3 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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I was heading down that path myself... I was about this -> || close to enrolling in the VN program. Although the two programs are about the same length, 3 vs 4 semesters, there's a difference in the depth of information presented. That's why the "former" RN students tend to do well. It's not quite as hard for them, especially if they've been through most of the RN program at the time of failure, as they have seen the material before, and in greater depth.

Look at it this way: it's like you took a Chemistry class, did OK, but not enough to pass the course, but you learned a LOT along the way, then you get to take another course that's similar but slightly less in-depth... You know all the stuff but now you're getting to see it again as a review. Of course you're going to do well!

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Philly_LPN_Girl has 5 years experience as a LPN.

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OMG, I thought I was the only one

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At my school all of our classes for lpn and rn are the same except OB and med/ surg 3. We actually take all the other classes mixed in together

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