What was the HARDEST PART OF NURSING SCHOOL for you? - page 3

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  1. by   ziggi
    I found it all pretty straightforward, just don't over-think it it all makes sense.
  2. by   RNnewbie2014
    I am currently STILL in nursing school, and the hardest part to me is the studying and time management. I feel like I have a touch of ADHD at times because it is hard for me to focus for hours to study. I can barely have a social life during the semester, and I am almost 23.. You can imagine how devastating that is to someone still young. I did fine in psych, but the tests are very tricky (what nursing test isn't? HA). Mental health exams seemed to be more "opinionated" to me than anything.. Of course, you see that a great deal in nursing school too.. But professor I believe you should take this step first.. Oh nooooo you should not take that step first.. I do not want to be rich, but I pray that this long hectic journey I am enduring it feels like will give me decent wages.. I just know nurses do not get paid enough at all, and I hope one day this changes for everyone who worked hard to be one!!!
  3. by   mirkat55
    PEDS!!! I threw a tempur tantrum everytime I had to wake up for clinical. I hated it and still do. Never will I work with children AND pharmacology....thats just a given!
  4. by   RNnewbie2014
    Love this comment! That is so true.. I currently doing my BSN and at first, I went to a community college instead of straight to a university for money purposes. I am so glad too because I already have loans and would hate to see what it would be like if I had started out at a university. LOL! Anyway, once I got to nursing and took my first pathology test and bombed it with a 74.. I said OMG that was AWFUL. You go through a complete shock phase realizing I have to really know this stuff, this is not like high school or junior college where you can just read something and get the general idea and pass with an A! I am so glad that they make you take these test though! It makes you think critically, and when I make an A or close to an A on a test, I feel a much bigger accomplishment than I did with any other tests I took in junior college or high school. It's a pain going through the process, but it is amazing how much stuff you actually learn and astounding it is to be able to discuss those things. I definitely give KUDOS to all the nurses out there.
  5. by   wbrown06
    The new grading scale! I honestly don't think nursing is that difficult, but getting better than a 93% is very difficult!! 30 question exams worth 70pts and you only have three and then you get 50 question final over 50+chapters of material! No room for silly mistakes!!
  6. by   MauraRN
    Working like a pack mule during clinicals-FOR FREE!!!!!!!
    Surviving the petty, nasty, mean, poorly educated instructors.
    The first one who gave me that classic, snarky line of "Nurses eat their young" got an earful from me, "Do I look young to you?" (I was 45ish at the time). Of course, I was suspended for "insubordination", LOL
  7. by   BSNbeDONE
    Absolutely NONE of it came easy for me! I hated high school, (except for band), I hated LPN school, I hated having to go for the ADN, I hate being in school again for the BSN, and I look forward to hating the MSN program. Mikey ain't got nothing on me!
  8. by   MiaNursingStudent
    Quote from MauraRN
    Working like a pack mule during clinicals-FOR FREE!!!!!!!
    Surviving the petty, nasty, mean, poorly educated instructors.
    The first one who gave me that classic, snarky line of "Nurses eat their young" got an earful from me, "Do I look young to you?" (I was 45ish at the time). Of course, I was suspended for "insubordination", LOL
    LOL!!!!
  9. by   ebinbrooklyn
    Thus far, everything is self taught. I get a deck of powerpoint slides and come back a week later and have to show that I've figured it all out, and if I don't well, there's huge repercussions and not very clear set goals. Sometimes I feel like a snake trying to swallow and elephant whole - I have to know every single thing just in case. But time management and sleep rank pretty high on there too
  10. by   kgh31386
    Hardest part...listening to people complain and whine, moan and groan, bash the instructors, act like they know it all...then they fail and whine some more. wahmbulance on the way
  11. by   ~passionateSN~
    Quote from kgh31386
    Hardest part...listening to people complain and whine, moan and groan, bash the instructors, act like they know it all...then they fail and whine some more. wahmbulance on the way
    Agree about all the whining and griping about teachers... Just get over it already and study ya know?!?

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