Hello every body!! I would like to say thanks to all who have answered by questions and given me feedback. I am so happy that I have found a website that is designed for Nursing Students it really helps me when I need uplifiting or ready to just give up!
However, I really need to know one question that has been confusing me drastically. I used to be a C.N.A or what they call now a PCT. I worked in a LTC, hopstial, and outpatient clinic. I loved it and did great work with the patient, doctors, and Nurses
I had received a very good review on my job performance and that is why I wanted to become a R.N. because I love working with patients and making them feel good and trying to help them. But since I have been taking my pre-req's I am trying to understand How the heck can a person remember all this stuff. I can understand the A&P part but for Chemistry. I am passing I think but by the skin of my teeth. I have a full plate at this time plus I have children (12/11/11 Twins) and a husband. MY GPA before was 3.25 but after this semester it is going down? I thought that caring, compassionate and understanding is what made a R.N. But to me that is not what it seems like!! I will not be going into the R.N. program until nest year providing that I finish up all of my pre-req which I am almost their?? But how in the world can you remember everything? and do grades really determine how successful you will be at nursing??
I am so confused Maybe R.N. is not for me!! But I thought it was
I love people!!
Apr 25, '02
Grades DO NOT ...I repeat DO NOT make a good nurse!! I have come across nurses whom I wouldn't let handle a rag doll let alone a love one! BUT....they had all the book knowledge in their heads...but that didn't equate with them being good nurses...sadly...they were just the opposite!
As for how to remember all of the things you need to...you have to really work at it...and find little tricks to help your memory. There are many different exercises you can do to improve your memory...just have to find what works for you!
I'm always amazed at how much knowledge the human brain can hold! But many times...everyone needs a refresher course on this that or the other...and very few people remember everything they have been taught over the years. Somethings I just do automatically ...as somethings become second nature.
Check out this helpful books on increasing memory....but I'm sure there is a lot more ways ...just do some research...and I'm sure you will come up with something that works for you!
Good Luck...and DON"T give up!!!
Last edit by Brownms46 on Apr 25, '02