Needin' some inspiration

  1. i was just wondering if i could have some encouragement right now. i feel soooo burned out right now..i am finishing my last pre-req for school (micro) before i begin the nursing program in the fall. i have put a lot of time into my pre-reqs and have come out making a's in all my classes but i am feeling extremely "uninterested" right now. will the actual nursing courses make much of a difference? i can't tell if i am burned out or if i am ready for the real thing! i also need some encouraging from mothers (or fathers) who made it through nursing school with a husband and children. i have 1 daughter--i don't know, i guess i just need some encouragement! thanks to all!
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    first of all...................


    just relax and take it one day at a time. everything will work out if you want it badly enough. sounds like you are having some burnout issues but actual nursing school is very much different than pre-reqs.

    i started this entire thing when my youngest son was 8 months old. yes, it's been tough but i've made it and you will too.

    prioritize......choose what you really want to accomplish in a day and then work towards that. leave the petty stuff for another day.

    you'll do fine!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    , melanie. at the end of each semester, i was "itching" to get through because i was soooo tired and felt like, i can not go another minute with school. i think we all have or are feeling this at one time or another. i have children and do understand and when my husband and i were still together, the pressure was on from him (i.e. you are always studying), so yes, i have been there too. just remember this session will be over and it is on to clinical! keep the faith! ((((melanie))))
  5. by   Mkue
    melanie, was feeling the same way at one time, i think it will get better. good luck this fall

    you are probably ready to move on.

  6. by   Beach_RN
    (((((Melanie))))) This too shall pass..
    Listen to Rena RN , Stephany, and Marie
    Take the advice of those who have been there before you.

    And by the way Didn't you just agree with me....Remember Scarlet "Tomorrow is Another Day"

    Gotta go now.... working on the conclusion!

  7. by   SusanRN2004
    Melanie, That happened to me too. By the time classes ended this spring I wondered if I would have enough interest to finish...within 4 days after the last class I was ready to get to the nursing classes this fall. I think I was just not that interested in the classes I was taking (like chemistry and writing) I think it will be different when we start the nursing classes and clinicals.
  8. by   meownsmile
    Yep,, me too. By the time i got all the pre-reqs finished i was wondering if i REALLY wanted to do this or not. I bulldozed ahead, and i got finished.
    Was a good feeling to look up into the crowd at graduation and see the look of pride on my kids faces. They have been supportive and comforting to me when i was struggling for tests and they have been patient as could be with me.
    It's worth it,, hang in there.
  9. by   MelH
    Thank you so much to ALL of you! Your encouragement has helped tremendously!!! I am hangin' in there!!!! Two more days of microbiology and I WILL BE DONE!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!
  10. by   babynursewannab

    Maybe it's the micro!

    I took it this summer, too. I start nursing classes this fall and also felt like I was burning out and becoming disinterested.

    Hang in, I'll be there with you!

  11. by   MelH
    Thanks Alyssa, Rena, Stephany, Marie, Brenda, Susan, & meownsmile!!!! You guys have helped!!!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by melh
    thank you so much to all of you! your encouragement has helped tremendously!!! i am hangin' in there!!!! two more days of microbiology and i will be done!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks!
    good for you, melanie! keep the faith!
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by babynursewannab

    maybe it's the micro!

    i took it this summer, too. i start nursing classes this fall and also felt like i was burning out and becoming disinterested.

    hang in, i'll be there with you!

    alyssa, i took micro in summer session 2001 and it was enough to "burn" any one out! you may be correct in how melaine maybe feeling because the summer is a very intense session.
  14. by   babynursewannab

    Yeah, major stress. But, the good thing is just when you're ready to pick up the instructor and throw them out the window...the term is over. Just like that!