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by glitterygirl glitterygirl (New Member) New Member

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Please scare me,,,lol

I want to go sooo sooo much.I dream about it,,,,I get silly happy when I think about it.I keep seeing HOW hard it is(nursing school) I have found when I prepare myself for the worst,,I do much better

So please share you scary stories,,,times you cried when you went home....how you got a back ache from all the books...lol

Thanks....Im super eager...I just want to be prepared

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go over to the General Nursing Student board...there's a ton of posts over there that will answer your question. personally I would like to hear some positive thoughts on nursing school, because all I hear is negative stuff, and it has scared me!! :eek:

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Anne36 works as a LPN.

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flutterbye, that is what I was going to say too! I have only had people scare me even in pre-req's. When I had to take the Math Proficiency Test to get into Nursing School , friends and even the math tutor at school were horrible! They kept warning me that I wouldnt pass it the first time, and it was really hard, etc. (you only get 3 tries)

I passed it the first time and only got 1 wrong!

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Honestly, for me, nursing school has not been that challenging academically. There's a lot of information to memorize, but I actually think my prereqs (Micro, Physiology, Anatomy) were harder than nursing school has been. What has been hard for me is adjusting to my time not being my own anymore, the random crap they throw at you without warning (oh hi ATI test on Friday even though you don't have class that day, might have to work or don't have childcare), and the stress that sometimes escalates for no reason! Our evals were the most stressful part for me, but I think that looking back it was a good kind of stress. I'm so ready to be done! Last semester! You can do it too!

I also found that the majority of my clinical instructor were awesome, the staff at the school were supportive and so were my class instructors. That said, sometimes they make things harder than they really need to be, so that's annoying. Like I said, academics not as hard for me as dealing with all the BS the school threw at me ;)

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thanks guys...I LOVE this site for things like this.if I GET INto my school this January,,,,I want to tell all my classmates about it

I felt like I had a leg up yesterday at the info session since I was familar with the SPEAK etc

Some were looking like little lost lambs

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another thing I'd like to say is stay open minded (and I'm trying to follow my own advice here...)

Everything is relative to YOU. ex: a couple of years ago I had surgery, and I had heard sooo many horror stories about the procedure I was having. It made me a nervous wreck. :chair: I ended up having the procedure and it was a piece of cake!!I got all worked up for nothing.

Also, I had an instructor tell me that many nursing students will be divorced by the time they graduate!

True or not, I don't want to hear that kind of stuff! :down:

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Also, I had an instructor tell me that many nursing students will be divorced by the time they graduate!

True or not, I don't want to hear that kind of stuff! :down:

It's terrible, but I DO know of three couples who got divorced while the wife was in nursing school. All three of the husbands were having affairs, so really, I don't think that can be attributed to nursing school. :lol2:

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roma4204 has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Critical Care RN.

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i thought it was easy...and worked like 35-40hrs a week

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CrunchyMama works as a RN!.

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Be afraid...be very afraid!! LOL! I'm in nursing 3 right now and yes its been a lot of work and extremely time consuming but keep in mind it'll be worth it in the end. Just be prepared to live through hell for the next couple years, lol. Good luck!!

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I think the most difficult thing about nursing school was the exams!!! Ugh!! You will NEVER have exams like you do in nursing school. Critical thinking, blah blah balh, I just never got the hang of it.

Socially, the fresh out of high school drama also comes to mind. I hate speaking with someone while they're looking down, texting to see what their friend is doing---News Flash--you don't have to know you're friend's every move every 5 minutes. You'll also have to deal with the know it alls that challenge the teacher on subject matter (very rude) and those that will argue the semantics of the wording on an exam question when they're just doing that to score points. Grow up!

Clinical, well, doing the care plans bordered on the useless. "Allow Mr. Smith to ambulate the length of the hallway after lunch." Yeah, right. Mr. Smith is too busy sleeping or watching a baseball game. Ain't gonna happen.

For the most part, the instructors are pretty cool except the ones that roll their eyes as soon as they see you make a mistake or just have an attitude problem. I get it that you've been teaching since the crack of dawn. hey, I'm new at this. If you don't like the way I emptied the ostomy bag, just keep the comments to yourself instead of sighing under your breath.

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iPink has 5+ years experience and works as a Mother/Baby Nurse.

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Socially, the fresh out of high school drama also comes to mind. I hate speaking with someone while they're looking down, texting to see what their friend is doing---News Flash--you don't have to know you're friend's every move every 5 minutes.

I don't think I'll be worried too much about this in the Accelerated BSN program I've applied to for the Spring. I deal with what you mention in my prerequisite classes. Psychology and Sociology classes were irritating in how some of the freshmen took class as a joke. I kept saying to myself how are these people going to deal with nursing school?

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