I am a 29 yr old, mother of four, first semester RN student. I have been working on this goal for 3 years. I truely feel called to do this job, but at times I feel like I am losing touch with my self-motivation. 3 years ago, I started taking the pre-req's. After a lengthy divorce and one failed attempt in an RN program (I had to quit the first go around due to relocating too far away from the college I was attending--yes, I was passing). I have fought soooo hard to get to this point and now that I'm here, I am already tired. We are but 5 or 6 weeks into the program and I find myself having to force myself to study. My get up and go has done got up and gone! I dont know what to do to recapture my hunger and passion for nursing. Sometimes I wonder if I'm going to make it, and the thought of failing brings me to the brink of insanity. Please nurse me! Tell me that you have felt this before. Tell me that I'm going to make it....something. If you have felt this before what do I do to recapture my hunger for this knowledge!
Also, memorizing (normal values, test, meds) tires me out. I dont know how to make it "fun" so that I really get the information. Any ideas would be greatly appriciated.
Last edit by thekingandhislady on Feb 20, '07
: Reason: Reaffirming myself
Feb 21, '07
I don't have any huge words of wisdom, but sometimes it's just a matter of taking it one day at at time and to keep putting one foot in front of the other....keep your eyes on the goal and DON'T QUIT!! Just keep showing up whether you feel it or not...
Feb 22, '07
I understand how you feel. I will tell you nursing school is a road full of a little bit of everything. Crying, praying, frustation, anxiety, uncertainty, inadequacy. I've been through all of it and more but in May I will be able to say that I fought the good fight. Some days it is hard to stay focused because nursing school puts your life on hold. Just find what works for you...sometimes you have to get out of the house, study at Starbucks, in a public library, at the park on a beautiful day. When times get really hard remember why you want to do this. Sometimes it's just realizing that you are touching people's lives. Remember how you felt the first time you cared for a patient, even if you were scared/nervous, it is an awesome feeling. We all have a calling in this world and you have to truly fight for what the Lord has prepared especially for you. I know it will all work out in your favor. Every now and then just take a minute for you. Keep going!!!!