hi fellow SNs I need some words of encouragement - page 2
I think I am starting to get a little burned out with nursing school. The thought has even occured to me to drop out of school, take my LPN boards, and work for a year. But to do this would limit... Read More
Dec 6, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: med/surg & geriatrics ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 208Just remember one thing------ They call the guy who graduated bottom of his medical school DOCTOR!! Don't give up!!
Dec 6, '02Occupation: Full time student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 758; Likes: 2Originally posted by kimmicoobug
Thanks Gromit for the post. Despite the caps and words said with absolute certainty, your post was actually very enlightening. The past 3 weeks or so have been hard, but before that I loved school and I loved my clinicals, just feeling that final crunch and realizing that the grade that I thought I would get out of this quarter ain't going to happen (d*mn cardiac test ) Oh well, think I am going to go, got a speech to prepare and a test to study for.
There are a lot of us wishing you well...
Dec 6, '02Occupation: ED RN Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,475; Likes: 25Hang in there...it will be worth it in the end.
Dec 7, '02Occupation: Student Nurse Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 8I soo hear ya on that burnt out feeling. It's finals week here and I'm taking a nice study break And somehow this will all be over and it will have been totally worth it
Dec 8, '02Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49You will be kicking yourself in the butt soon. Try to take some time for yourself. Time for numeral uno.
Dec 8, '02Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 3,872; Likes: 18When break comes up in the next week or two, do something for yourself. It's so easy to let ourselves go to the wayside. I don't think I even know how to apply makeup anymore. Go get a massage, go to the mall, take a small trip to see some friends or family. Or, kick everyone out and just stay home all day. You deserve it!
Dec 8, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 910; Likes: 9You know I have just been so focused on school, that I was starting to let it take over my life, I guess. I know next quarter, same thing will happen, but this weekend I realized school ain't everything. My SIL went into preterm labor this weekend (again) and I had to miss a day of school. I realized that this may lower my clinical grade, but my concern for my niece in utero is a greater concern. Nice way to get prospective, wouldn't you think. Thanks all for all the support and workds of encouragement.
Dec 8, '02Occupation: homemaker Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 175; Likes: 2Hugs, kimmicoobug!!!
I start my program in the spring and I'm scared and really nervous, but that's why I love this place!!! Everybody understands what you're going through and always has good advice. *Hugs for everyone!!!*
Luckily, my boyfriend went through the program for a year before he changed his major, so he'll understand when I'm on edge and snapping at him for no reason. I know it'll happen. Not that that's an excuse, but.....
Hang in there!
Dec 8, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 910; Likes: 9Congrats Aimee for getting in the program. As much as I vented, I really do love being a student. I love the process of learning so many new things and caring for patients, just sometimes, I hit a rock in the middle of the road which can be very discouraging. I know a year from now when I am out in the field I will probably miss being in school, but then again being a nurse is a good field since you are always learning. Good luck.