Jump to content

I’m so over Nursing School

Students   (1,529 Views 9 Comments)
by Diana Gomez Diana Gomez (New) New

104 Profile Views; 1 Post

So I’m a senior in my BSN program. We all know nursing school is hard, but I just feel so tired and overwhelmed with school! It’s my senior year so I don’t know if I’m having senioritis, but sometimes I really have to push myself to study for tests and get my assignments done. Is this a normal feeling? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 Followers; 5,551 Posts; 27,147 Profile Views

It might be normal, but it doesn't change the fact that instructors are looking for you to be peaking right about now. They want you to be able to put it all together...all the little bits and pieces you have been learning need to be assimilated into a larger understanding of nursing and what that requires from you.

In other words, you need to study and put out 100% effort whether you feel "motivated" or whether you don't. Just like you shower, brush your teeth, pay your taxes, go to work, etc., when you don't feel like it. You just do it anyway.

Good luck...you're almost done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Caprica6 has 10 years experience.

66 Posts; 2,530 Profile Views

You may want to change your username if that is your real name...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 Followers; 36,944 Posts; 98,054 Profile Views

Be careful.  Don't let any negativity show or start making mistakes that will add up, especially in clinical.  Some schools have instructors whose purpose in life is to make cuts at the end of the program.  You don't want to work yourself into that unenviable position.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

27 Posts; 155 Profile Views

Keep up the good work. You're experiencing a burnt out.

Just do it even if you don't like it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac.

507 Posts; 5,297 Profile Views

Not sure of the pacing of your program, but the middle of the second year and beginning of my third year was difficult to stay motivated in my BSN program -- we had very little clinical time, most of the program was filled with lectures and research projects.

Fortunately, getting to practice nursing hands on for the last two quarters of clinical reminded me why I pursued the profession. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

267 Posts; 4,012 Profile Views

It isn't just you.  Most of my cohort - including me - is over it also.  It doesn't rightly matter if we are "over it" or not - we aren't done yet.  No point in quitting now.  For us - we have a 16 month program.  The most we have gotten off so far is 11 days between semesters.  We will get almost 3 weeks off in December - our first real break.  We graduate in May.  I haven't slept more than 5 hours a night for at least 3 weeks now.  We are nearing the end of the semester and EVERYTHING is due.  I'm either in my car (listening to a recorded lecture or the textbook or something regarding nursing school), the shower, a class room, a clinical, in bed or usually my butt is in my chair at home studying.

I don't have advice, but I am gonna go take a nap.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

57 Posts; 1,071 Profile Views

It’s ok once your done it will feel better. Never experienced anything as annoying and silly as undergraduate nursing education. Somehow they make it time consuming without adding in desirable difficulty. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

1 Follower; 514 Posts; 3,742 Profile Views

If that is your real name I would change it, any of us could be your instructor!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×