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

  1. by   Just Angi
    Just remember one thing------ They call the guy who graduated bottom of his medical school DOCTOR!! Don't give up!!
  2. by   2banurse
    Originally 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.
    You are so close to your dream (working in an OB right?)...don't give up. Living with regret sucks! All I can think of is that if I pushed myself when I was accepted into nursing way back when, I would be living the what ifs today. That last test is done...the only thing I would do is see where I made mistakes and try to learn from them, but worrying about them anymore won't do any good. Your semester must be close to being over, right? why don't you plan with a few of your other stressed out SN treat yourself to a day at a spa or something relaxing. Just take a few days away from the whole school scene when you are done with finals. Also, I believe that one of the posters mentioned taking one day at a time...don't worry about the future, it will take care of itself.

    There are a lot of us wishing you well...

  3. by   PennyLane
    Hang in there...it will be worth it in the end.
  4. by   minwax209
    I 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
  5. by   renerian
    You will be kicking yourself in the butt soon. Try to take some time for yourself. Time for numeral uno.


  6. by   emily_mom
    When 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!

  7. by   kimmicoobug
    You 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.
  8. by   MidwifeWannaB
    Hugs, 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!

  9. by   kimmicoobug
    Congrats 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.