Can't stop studying!!!

  1. I went and bought next semester's books and I even have three of the classes syllabi. Not only that, but in addition to my nursing classes, I have one last Gen Ed class to take and I have already chosen the book I have to read and to write a paper on and I plan to have it read and the paper written before classes start.

    I've been reading up on child health nursing all day and that's when I'm not reading my anthrpology book!

    What's wrong with me? It's like I can't stop studying for even one minute.
    Maybe I shouldn't have bought the books, because before today I actually took a break and watched some movies.

    I think I'm just the kind of person that only needs a short break form studying and then I can start right back up again. I think I actually like school! :trout:
    Last edit by Lisa CCU RN on Dec 18, '06
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  3. by   AllyRN82
    You sound like me!!! hahaha. It's good to know I'm not alone!

    I hope you enjoy your break and congratulations on making it to the next semester!!!
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    You sound like me!!! hahaha. It's good to know I'm not alone!

    I hope you enjoy your break and congratulations on making it to the next semester!!!
    Same to you.

    This is crazy though. I think I am just paranoid that I will fail, but on the other hand, I like reading this stuff.
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    I was just thinking I wish I felt the same way about working out.
  6. by   kukukajoo
    I'll be doing the same for sure! I want to keep fresh and learn ahead so I am not feeling so pressured. Maternal Child Health sounds like a veryu interesting aspect of nursing so it should be easy to stay focused!
  7. by   PurrRN
    Hey CNRNASOMEDAY25, I'm right there with you. Our instructors passed out a mini syllabi with the first three weeks listed. Looks like we are supposed be doing these PDS case studies about peds and ob online (8 total). I'm already starting on them so that they'll all be done before class starts in Jan. I guess I figure if I can get them all done at my own pace, I wont stress myself out while we are doing IV instruction and practicum.

    It's odd, isn't it, how we feel so stressed and frantic during the semester, but feel kind of stagnant when we get a break (at least I'm feeling that way after two weeks of freed up time).

    Happy Holidays and good luck studying.
  8. by   Medwynn
    Wow. I wish i had the motivation to study as much as you do.

    You'll do very good if you keep it up. Just make sure you're not so hard on yourself if things go awry.
  9. by   mixyRN
    I am still studying for my last final tomorrow (Dev Psych) and then I'll probably buy my books for next semester and start studying them too.
  10. by   Scrubz
    I plan on getting my books for next semester so I can star looking through them. It's nice just to always be one step ahead. I don't intend to study all through my break though since next semester will be far more time consuming than the last and I want to relax while I can. I've always recommended getting books before the semester starts and looking through them to get familiar with the material, but most people tend to think I'm crazy.. I'm glad I'm not the only one doing this!! :chuckle

    But I'm like some of you, I like studying because I like learning. Plus when class starts I know more than everyone else and people call me the smart guy. Bonus.. haha
  11. by   smattles1of2
    I have a 13 hour drive to Missouri for xmas, so i'm going to bring my books with me! I've already started working on the study guides for some of my classes. It's fun.
  12. by   decartes
    I'm going through study withdrawal myself. As long as you like what you're doing, it's OK.
  13. by   RNfromMN
    I'm with ya! Just took my final exams yesterday, just got my grades back about a half hour ago, & yeah...after I take my dog for a walk, I'm getting a head start on next semester. I even contacted a couple of my instructors a few weeks ago to ask them what I can get my hands on to start getting ready for next semester.

    The fact that whether I passed/failed my classes this semester depended so much on my final exams, I can't wait to get a head start on next semester!

    One thing I'm having trouble with is taking notes without powerpoints. I always take little notes in class on the powerpoints, then when I'm going through the reading, I put all my detailed notes from the book on the powerpoints, too. Then I only have one set of notes to go through to make flashcards from. Okay, this is probably me being a little too anal about my note-taking :spin:
  14. by   BoonersmomRN
    Holy heck not me! lol! I even have refused to buy my community book until right before class starts.

    Right about now I am in serious need of this break. I had complete and utter burnout near the end of Psych. So, I decided I would refuse to read/study anything over Christmas break and it's been great so far...other than having a nasty virus that has bedridden me...go figure.....all that stress has worn me down. "exhaustion" phase going on right here, right now. lol

    Have fun though! Should you feel bored feel free to read Brunner and Suddarth GI chapters and give me a synopsis....just kidding.