will I fail

  1. I'm in the process of of trying to go to school for Nusring and work full-time in the er as a tech, mother of 3 boys, pay bills, keep house straight, and be a loving wife to my husband of 20 years. I have always wanted to be a Nurse and now I have decided to go back to school and get my ADN. But I am scared to death that I will fail-out these classes. Math is one of my weakest points although i see med-conversion all day long in the er. I don't want to be a failure as my mother called me so many times when I was younger. Any study suggestions ? help..???^^%%##**&&
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    Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 3


  3. by   CEN35
    Yes, study lots and make sure you understand it. You already know your weak spot is math, so work on it. practice calculations, and stuff? Make up questions and figure them out, and have someone else check the answer.

    You'll be fine! Keep in touch!

  4. by   canoehead
    Tell your mother's voice to get the hell out of Dodge. Tell your mother herself if necessary. You can do anything you decide to put the time and energy into. Obviously whoever hired you knows you can do it too. You are perfectly capable, but will need to convince yourself of that before anyone you supervise will believe it. Hey- do you feel that with a little work you could manage each new responsibility individually? Well, why not give yourself the time it takes to get them all under your belt. Don't give up before you start.
  5. by   Nrswannab
    Dear dpiocuda:

    You sound like a wonderful, caring, and very giving person. You can do whatever you want as long as you believe in yourself. Your mother had issues and unfortunately she took those issues out on you and totally messed with your self esteem. Just remember that you are a valuable human being; God doesn't make trash!

    I am also a "non traditional" student and had the same concerns as you. The maths and sciences were always my weakest points in high school (years ago!). Would you believe I pulled through College Algebra and Biology with a "B" in both classes! It did take some discipline to get back in the study mode, but I know that you can do that!

    When I was having doubts about returning to school and being too old, etc., someone asked me, "How old are you going to be in 10 years time if you go to school? How old are you going to be in 10 years time if you don't go to school?" So you see, time doesn't stand still while we try make up our minds or doubt ourselves.

    I wish you the best of luck and please keep us posted.
  6. by   CEN35
    "Quitters never win, and winners never quit"

    enough said,

  7. by   CEN35
    OK this is not a cut down. Why post something lilke this, and then not check it or respond? Come on D? Are you reading our replies?

  8. by   essarge
    I have this hanging over my desk and whenever I doubt myself I read it. I pass this on to you to copy and hang over your study area. Hope it helps!!

    A Winner's Creed

    If you think you are beaten, you are;if you think you dare not, you don't.
    If you'd like to win, but think you can't, it's almost a cinch you won't.

    If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
    For out in the world, we find success begins with a person's faith; it's all in the state of mind.
    Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster hand; they go to the one who truts in God and always thinks..."I CAN"

    I hope this helps anyone who has doubts about whether they can reach their goals..like I said it always helps me!!
  9. by   mustangsheba
    Find yourself a study partner that is strong in the areas you think you are weak if you can. If not, just pass the classes. You don't have to ace them. You'll do fine. You've already proved yourself. It's one step at a time. I hope your mother has already ridden out of Dodge. She's not the one to listen to - why would you want to. You can do this. Don't listen to anyone who says you can't!!!
  10. by   mustangsheba
    P.S. Forget about keeping the house clean!
  11. by   redridnghud
    Hey Good for you! go for it. You will succeed. It is hard with a family and a job but it can be done. Count your experience in E.R. as a blessing. Your mother doesnt figure in anymore. Its your life not hers. As far as the math...just do calculation problems over and over until it feels like second nature. I have 3 boys, 1 girl, no husband and worked as an E.R. Tech.....I graduate May 10. I made it. You can and all the hard work will be worth it. GO FOR IT and dont look back!!