Published Sep 13, 2004
You are reading page 3 of I quit, now regret it. HELP!
Daytonite, BSN, RN
I have no medical experience, so reading every textbook was like greek. I think if I take it more spaced out (maybe even part-time) I could do fine. I have a hard time learning alot really quickly. I usually have to read things at least 3 times, and hear them at least once to get it. . .Now even if I go back, all my friends will be far ahead of me.
I think you've probably done a pretty good job of talking yourself back into nursing. I would just like to comment on two things you've said.
First of all, there are very few people in the world who consistently learn and retain information the first time they read or hear it. Learning and retaining information involves repetition and the use of more than one method (reading, hearing, hands on acitivty). I advise nursing students to not just read their textbooks, but to read articles about different nursing subjects, and seek out other sources of information about the diseases they are covering in their program. The same information presented from a different perspective can set off little sparks of understanding in your brain that make the difference as to whether you learn it or forget it.
Second, I don't know how old you are (I didn't look that closely at your profile), but if there is one thing I've learned in my journey through life, it is that friends come and go out of our lives all the time. Today's friend is tomorrow's fond memory. A new friend awaits around every corner. Your old friends may be ahead of you, but you will make new friends--I promise. Not only that, but since you have some friends who are ahead of you, you've got some instant help with what you're going to have to endure when you get to those classes that they are now taking. That's a real advantage!
Chin up. I left bookkeeping because it was so incredibly boring. I still don't understand how auditors can get all hyped up at their jobs. Go back to your BSN program. You won't be happy in the ADN program at all. You will constantly regret not moving forward to get your bachelors degree.
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