What is the hardest thing about Nursing school? - page 4

Hello, for all those that have graduated nursing school, recently or long ago, what was the hardest class, course, or thing about nursing school in your opinion? And any advice on how to overcome the... Read More

  1. by   tammy10221961
    Nursing school hardest thing? I'd have to say all the homework and getting up early for practicals. I'm a new nursing student (LPN) and the homework is outrageous.
    I'm fortunate enough to have a boyfriend that is gone through the week so I can study, a daughter that is a senior in high school and friends that are understanding.
    You can't let it get you down though. You need to take the time for yourself, and relax, and take things (classes) one day at a time.
  2. by   huntryss
    The hardest thing? Just one? Hmmm....being older than some of my instructors? Getting by on 3 hours sleep a night. The hellacious amount of reading. The 3 tests every week. The clinical prep info you have to have on your patient. It's like a novel!! The 3 year wait I had to get here. The way the nurses at my clinical site forget that they were once just like us. Spending 4 hours on a clinical prep tool and looking up all the drugs just to find out your patient discharged the next day. OMG..I could whine all night. Please tell me this is worth it? I am missing so much with my family and they understand but it still hurts.
  3. by   twillscowboy
    First of all I would like to say I only have two semesters left but I figured I would lay my pieace in this topic. The things I do to make it easier is my wife. The funny thing is we have the same classes, same clinicals, and on the same days. Heck we met a few years back in A&P before we got in the nursing program and we just got married. Over all her and I drill each other all day long, in the car, out on the lake, in the bed, and heck even in the deer stand when november roles around. Furthermore, it is time management like every one has said, but it is also commitment and devotion. I love nursing, and I want to be the best and to do that you need to put 110% towards it. As we all know each semester you see a handful of students that end up getting kicked out or dropping out because they did not put all they had. Its a big prize and a great award at the end and that is what I am shooting for. And the light at the end of the tunnel is a lot brighter for us now.
  4. by   Sunny01
    The hardest classes in Nursing School for me were Patho and Acute. A lot of details/information to remember in both of them and so little time... I was studying all the time and getting very little sleep. There was no other way if you wanted to do well in these classes...venting to my friend who was also in my class helped a lot!