"Nursing school Experience
I just got accepted into nursing school and wanted to know details about your experience. If you are a nurse, how was your nursing school experience? How much of your time did it really take, how much did you study? How many hours were you in school a day? How many hours per day did you study? Did you break up the study time throughout the day? How did you get through all that reading? What was your process of absorbing all the information? What did you do if you were studying and got so tired that you could no longer concentrate, what was your solution? What are the positive things about nursing school (because I haven't heard hardly any)? "
My nursing program was 3 yrs with a yr of pre reqs before. to sum it up it was one of the hardest things, most challenging, most rewarding, and completely crazy things of my life. The first year weeds ppl out, you will think it is hard, untill yr 2 comes around and then yr 3. I am graduating in 5 days, and i can not believe it.
There is never enought time to get everything done. Learn to prioritize VERY well, have a study group, it really helps for classes like critical care, A&P, things that req. a lot of critical thinking. The days of memorization are over, you have to learn and remember everything, b/c the next subject will build upon the last. Your life will be consumed with NS, and you will feel like you might go crazy. I have made some amazing friends in NS, and could not have made it thru without them. It is difficult, but when its done you will feel the greatest sense of accomplishment and pride and joy all mixed together. GOOD LUCK!!
PS- tons and tons of reading, get prepared for that now!!!!!!!!!!