Student feeling not educated - page 2

Hi there. More and more each day I become a little more panicked. I am in pre-nursing right now, I have just a few pre-reqs left. But when I look here on this site or hear others speaking using... Read More

  1. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    I'm nearing the end of my program and I still feel I don't know enough. But those who have been there say you learn it when you use it. My sis (an RN) says school is just an introduction, then you hope you get a good mentor. Hang in there, and take all the pre-reqs and co-reqs you can before you're actually in the program, because it will be very, very busy.
  2. by   Lynn RN ER TX
    Remember this is very much like a foreign language to you right now. Abbreviations came about because people got tired of writing it out or saying the whole thing. You NEED to write it out AND say the whole thing in order to have those abbreviations mean anything to you. You wouldn't expect to understand a foreing language without knowing the language first. Just learn how to BE a nurse and without even noticing you will in fact be talking like one of those scary nurses. You'll see, it will be automatic.
  3. by   heart1st
    Quote from Chevelle
    My actual nursing classes will begin June 2005. (For the type of program, I have to have all non-nursing courses done b/c there will only be nursing classes every other weekend.) Take care!
    What nursing program only meets every other weekend?
    Is it an RN program?

  4. by   kar212
    I saw your post and I just have to say that I knew absolutely NOTHING before I started nursing school. I had just turned 20 and was very bashful and naive. Nursing school was tough for me. I had to learn to sharpen my social skills amongst many other things. I learned, though, and so will you. You'll be utterly amazed at how much more you'll know when you finish nursing school and amazed again when you discover just how much more you need to learn!
    In retrospect, I think it would have been a good idea to maybe become a nursing assistant prior to going into nursing school. I think I could have learned so much that way. I did get a job in a hospital as a patient care assistant during school, and that boosted my self confidence.
    I wish you the best.
  5. by   critcarenurse16
    It's natural to question yourself when going to college and deciding on a career whatever it may be. You wonder if you've made the right choice, and for some this feeling remains up until graduation. Stick with it and you'll learn as you go through school. In the mean time if you want to gain some knowledge before entering your core nursing classes you can go to your school library,local hospital library, or the internet to check out medical terminology books.
    I like the fact that you are reading nursing jounals- this will be very helpful to you. Good luck!