So i got accepted into a Nursing program a few months ago and i was super excited about it at the beginning but now im concerned about it because it is going wayyyy tooooo fast . so we are basically studying none stop to pass all these exams and quizzes without having a chance to think about what we just did , My grades are good..... VERY good : Health Assessment 98 % Pharmacology 1 96 % Dosage Calculations 99 % Fundamentals 97 % and i know with these grades you guys will probably say ( what is this stupid girl complaining about ) but i swear that i dont think im learning anything !! i study to pass these exams and i feel like ill be " that nurse " that doesnt know **** . Tell me this feeling is normal or not , i am worried about it , we have exams every single week , plus care plans
plus before class assignments and did i mention that i work full time ? lol
Maybe im just freaking out
but i need someone to talk to because my friends dont understand and they think im exaggerating because im still passing these classes so i should just be ok with that ....
Nursing school can be very fast paced and very intense. All you can think about is surviving until the next semester. You do not have time to think about the information that you are gaining along the way.
I graduated from a 15 month ABSN program. It started in May and ended the following August. The only students during the summer were first semester and last semester ABSN classes. Each summer we participated in a disaster simulation. The first semester students were the victims and the last semester students were the first responders. These were large scale simulations with the National Guard Urban Search and Rescue. While you are going through the intense ABSN program, you do not realize what you have learned in the past year. During our final semester, we had our second disaster simulation. This time we were the first responders and the first semester class were the victims. After the simulation was over, a first semester student approached me and said "I am in awe of you guys and amazed that you were in our spot only a year ago and we will be you in another year". It made me realize the amount of information that was crammed in our heads and how much was still there ready to be used at a moments notice.
Last edit by NICU Guy on Jun 26