Frustrated Nursing Student from Philly

  1. Hi all! I am in an accelerated (11-month) BSN program in Philly. I'm currently on my 2nd quarter and I am having a hard time studying. I'm taking Adult 1, Women's Health, Psych, and Pharm 1. We have classes for 2 whole days and clinicals for 3 days per week. My worst enemy right now is Pharmacology :angryfire . I want to know if you can give me some advice. I never imagined my midterm grades to be this low . It's a humbling experience. I just wanna be a patient's advocate, too!

    I'm glad to have found allnurses.com.
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  3. by   Ted
    Welcome to Allnurses.com!

    WOW! It seems like you're taking quite a course load! Because nursing school is so time and information intensive, many people including myself took the pre-req's first. This allowed us (me, at any rate) the time and energy to concentrate soley on the nursing courses. It's just one approach to nursing college. Of course, many people have done quite well going through nursing college the "traditional method" of taking a full course load each semester.

    Seek extra time with the insturctors and clinical labs, and/or form a study group for extra support. Hang in there!!!

    Again, Welcome! There's a few Student Nursing forums found within this ever growing bulletin board. Please feel free to visit these forums. Hopefully you'll find more support.

    Ted
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Welcome to allnurses from another Philly RN!

    Acelerated programs are EXTREMELY difficult to do. Nursing, engineering and medicine courses are like no other in academia.

    Come join the student discussions re Drexel's ACE and TJU programs:
    https://allnurses.com/forums/search.php?searchid=666810

    We have several members here that survived these programs and are RN's today!
  5. by   georgia2005
    Quote from nikegoddess
    Hi all! I am in an accelerated (11-month) BSN program in Philly. I'm currently on my 2nd quarter and I am having a hard time studying. I'm taking Adult 1, Women's Health, Psych, and Pharm 1. We have classes for 2 whole days and clinicals for 3 days per week. My worst enemy right now is Pharmacology :angryfire . I want to know if you can give me some advice. I never imagined my midterm grades to be this low . It's a humbling experience. I just wanna be a patient's advocate, too!

    I'm glad to have found allnurses.com.

    Hello,

    I'm a senior jursing student, and hopefully about to graduate in May. I've taken those class you mentioned. I cried when I started nursing school too. Most of the girls in my class did!! What the 12 student left in my class learned to do was stick together. We heavily rely on each other for support. That and praying is the only way I made it through. So, I suggest you get to know your classmates better. Having someone else to help you stay on track is the best thing in the world.
  6. by   nikegoddess
    I already have at least two study groups (one for lunchbreaks and another one for after class). I'm hanging, Ted. Thank you for the advice. I will try to visit different forums for extra support.

    Quote from efiebke
    Welcome to Allnurses.com!

    WOW! It seems like you're taking quite a course load! Because nursing school is so time and information intensive, many people including myself took the pre-req's first. This allowed us (me, at any rate) the time and energy to concentrate soley on the nursing courses. It's just one approach to nursing college. Of course, many people have done quite well going through nursing college the "traditional method" of taking a full course load each semester.

    Seek extra time with the insturctors and clinical labs, and/or form a study group for extra support. Hang in there!!!

    Again, Welcome! There's a few Student Nursing forums found within this ever growing bulletin board. Please feel free to visit these forums. Hopefully you'll find more support.

    Ted
  7. by   nikegoddess
    Thanks, Georgia! I know God has a reason for allowing me to get this far. Sometimes, I get weak. But, I'll try to be stronger and to think positive. This accelerated program is just like a baptism of fire.

    Quote from georgia2005



    Hello,

    I'm a senior jursing student, and hopefully about to graduate in May. I've taken those class you mentioned. I cried when I started nursing school too. Most of the girls in my class did!! What the 12 student left in my class learned to do was stick together. We heavily rely on each other for support. That and praying is the only way I made it through. So, I suggest you get to know your classmates better. Having someone else to help you stay on track is the best thing in the world.
  8. by   nikegoddess
    Hi NRSKarenRN!

    Thank you! I lurked at one of the forums. You were right. I'm from Drexel's ACE program. I hope I make it so that I can start working by September.


    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Welcome to allnurses from another Philly RN!

    Acelerated programs are EXTREMELY difficult to do. Nursing, engineering and medicine courses are like no other in academia.

    Come join the student discussions re Drexel's ACE and TJU programs:
    https://allnurses.com/forums/search.php?searchid=666810

    We have several members here that survived these programs and are RN's today!
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    My son's attending Drexel's computer science program...good school but pricey. Nursing Dean is well known and respected in academic circles too.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses

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