1. Hi everyone!
    I am a second year nursing student in a 2 yr ASN program. I have 16 credits plus 24 hrs of clinical a week and tons of paperwork that goes along with that. I also work one night a week at a local restaurant and I work as a Resident Advisor on campus. I will feel perfectly fine and then all the sudden I will feel so stressed out for a couple of days and all I can do is cry it seems! Does anyone every feel like this or am I just going insane? I keep telling myself that I graduate in April but that seems so far away! Thanks a lot.
    Hugs to everyone
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  3. by   Walk9
    Everyone gets stressed out in nursing school. There is so much to learn in so little time. I am a second year student who will graduate in May (not soon enough). It's hard to juggle a home life with having to work and have tons of homework on top of it. Things always get better! Hang in there and take one day at a time!
  4. by   AmyRN1227
    Don't feel so bad....I am in my first year, FIRST semster. Luckily, I am juggling everying for the moment but you never know. Some weeks are better than others. I have a 4-yr old and I work at a hospital 2-3 nights per week. I have a care plan due on Thursday and I was trying to find some ideas on the internet. Anyone know of any good resources? Good luck to you and I noticed that when I take a few minutes to do something for myself each day, whether it be read a book, exercise, watch tv or take a quick nap, I feel more refreshed and it helps you lessen the stress!!!! You will do it...just think positive!!!

  5. by   jbresolin
    If you are on a quater system could you take a few less units next quarter? Sixteen units is a lot especially in nursing when it's not just academic but a lot of new behaviors and situations that demand emotional energy. Don't loose sight of your goals just remember to have fun along the way.
  6. by   KR
    Hi again!!
    Thank you all for your input. Next semester will be even crazier because I will have 18 credits because they jam pack the program so that we end of having 73 credits in 2years/4 semesters. Its nuts. But I am hanging in there and doing okay. Thanks once again.
    Good luck to everyone out there!