You know what makes nursing school really hard? Depression. - page 2 if it's not hard enough already. MAN it is hard to study or focus or be motivated about doing anything when these low spells hit. Anyone else deal with frequent bouts of depression? ... Read More

  1. by   Cherish
    You can get different types of essential oils at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joes or go to the mall and check out the places that sell incenses and have oils in those little vials.
  2. by   Mesomorph
    Quote from FNPhopeful
    Oh yea......Ive been more depressed since starting nursing school than I have in my entire life. Its stress, time consumption, harsh instructors, social crap......everything combined.

    I also really dont have a close friend in my group yet- and weve been together (the 12 of us) a year now......I guess I was absent the day everyone cliqued off. I hate going to class everyday knowing I dont even have a buddy, Im sad

    Anyway at this point Im just trying to get through and be done. But to the original poster just know its not uncommon. Nursing is a hard road.
    Very sorry to hear that. Definitely feel your pain. My class is better than most about being nice, but you can tell when someone doesn't really want to be your friend. It's amazing how such "caring" individuals can be so mean! There are a few good'uns in there though... I may only have one reliable friend that I get to see only once a week at most, but hey... that's one more than zero, so I'm thankful for that.
  3. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from fizzgigger
    Oh yeah, been there. I tend to do everything else BUT study. I mean does my baseboards really need to be cleaned? And geez, how many times can I wipe down the windows? lol But i've found something that helps retain my memor or makes me focus more, either way it's working. Rosemary essential oil. Just one wiff wakes your brain up and enchances what you learn and helps your memory. So far so good!

    Wow! I'm going to try the rosemary oil! does it make you more focused to study?
  4. by   SusanKathleen, RN
    Hey Mesomorph..................
    Fabulous job. I'm happy for you. :icon_hug:
  5. by   lilybean
    I TOTALLY feel your pain. I am pre-nursing, awaiting my letter, and am scared to death that I will fall to depression during my clinicals, and that it will be my undoing.