What is harder- nursing school or first year working? - page 7

Hi! So I just finished my final final of first semester in nursing school, where I am also taking Anatomy and Physiology and a psych class, 13 credits total, and I'm wiped out. I was trying to give... Read More

  1. by   Passion8RN
    Nurse Maru, BSN, RNI will say being a good nurse is a learning process. Healthcare is forever changing a being a nurse affords us the opportunity to continue learning everyday. So, as nurses, yes we are getting paid to provide competent compassionate safe nursing care, but we are still learning in the process. I've been at it for 14 years, in a variety of positions, including leadership and lead preceptor, and I still learn something new daily at work.
  2. by   Shilamar
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Not even a close race. The first year makes nursing school look like child's play. Not trying to scare you but it's beyond difficult. Be prepared.
    I'm sorry but I think that is false. Lol.
  3. by   joseyjo
    Quote from BookishBelle
    I ended up studying every single day, 7 days a week, for hours.
    I was a student who, like you, studied almost 24/7. Although I am only 7 months into my 1st year, so far I much prefer it to nursing school. I have time for family, life outside of nursing, and sleep!

    I could have definitely spent less time studying in nursing school, and made it a more enjoyable experience, but I was dedicated to developing a solid academic base to build on. Looking back on it, it was definitely worth it. This first 7 months hasn't been super easy, but I can see where I want to be and the path to get there.