Feeling like nothing is sticking like it did last semester...

  1. I am a 2nd semester Lpn student that is almost 4 wks into the semester. Any ways I feel that nothing is really sticking with me this semester. Like as if I am slow to recall the infor or something. Last semester I didn't have this. I am just wondering if this common, or normal or what. It is like I have brain fart or mind block or something all the time. Where before I didn't. I notice this semester the tests also seem more tricky like there is more then one answer that can be picked (they sometimes are pretty close) and I am having a hard time exactly recalling the correct answer. I find that I am picking the wrong one because of it.
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  3. by   carolinapooh
    I've noticed that my class is more restless than we were last semester. And while I'm enjoying and am excited about my clinicals and my classes, I too feel I am "out" of a loop (what loop, I'm not really sure!) and I feel consistently behind.

    Maybe it's the weather? :smiletea:
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    I can't even imagine if I'm this dense after a winter break how I'm going to manage after a whole SUMMER off!!
  5. by   S.N. Visit
    I think what you describe is normal. School isn't as exciting when you first began and I'm sure you just want to be finished. The honeymoon is over! The test will continue to get trickier and you will have to think critically instead of using recall to rely on. Just take one day at a time! The finish line is in site
  6. by   Calzonan RN
    I'm feeling the same way, as if nothing is sticking and there's SOOO much info, I'm not sure how to process it (or actually do all the reading!) It doesn't help that our entire class failed the first psych test, so that now I feel like even if I'm studying, it's all the wrong stuff anyway! One more test in psych and then we switch to med/surg I feel way more comfortable there since it's familiar ground.
    Blk 3 NS
  7. by   PedsNurse322
    And here I thought that I was the only one going thru this... I feel like my brain is maxed out, or something!!!
  8. by   locolorenzo22
    Me too! I guess we just go through what we can, do what tests we can and cram everything else around when we're not working/studying!!!