you get a little more comfortable in your student nurse skin, so yes. things that freaked you out before are not so terrible now.. you care a little less about what the other students are sniping/whining about. I care less about my gpa now than I did then, I am simply looking forward to a passing grade for graduating, the B is super, the A.. we will see, but I am not killing
myself for it like I did first year. Another perk, when you go in for clinicals and your primary says " first year or second" and you can smile REAL BIG and say "SECOND". I dont shake anymore when I give an injection and my IV starts are like buttah, baby
On the other side, there are new skills to learn, IVP, hanging blood, central lines and usually are expected to take a pt load of 5 by the time you graduate. The testing/content doesnt get easier, but it seems that it is not a stressful, because now I have a feel for the testing style. Instructors are roud of you, you have proven that you have what it takes to get as far as you have.
and its still no easier to get up at 4:30 am to make your 6 am clinical.