Let the anxiety begin!

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So I'm sitting here, reading allnurses instead of reading A&P, and I'm starting to panick! I've put so much pressure on myself to have a 4.0 semester because I am no longer working full time. I know I need to relax but it's not always that easy.

Anyone else in the same situation? Is it normal to feel this way? No ones putting pressure on me but myself, what do you do to calm yourself down and get to studying?:confused:


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What will happen if you don't get a 4.0? Will you be kicked out of school? Will you be a terrible nurse? Only you can take this pressure off yourself. I was the same way my first semester, I was so determined to have a 4.0. I just about killed my self try to do 17 credit hours and get all A's I worked so hard and at midterm I had a B in bio. I knew that there was nothing more I could do to get an A I had given a 100% . I backed off and school has been more enjoyable to me since then. Give yourself a break just do you best and see what happens

Take it easy

Relax and Breathe now STUDY


nurse2be in ny

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I know how you feel; I'm not working either, and on top of that I'm only taking one class (A&P I), so I figure, I've got all this time, I better get an A! Do I study like I should? No. And the more pressure I put on myself, the less I feel like studying.

For me, just taking things in really small chunks helps me study and remember it and not feel overwhelmed with anxiety over grades. Don't know if this helps you, but good luck!


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Hi Iliel!

I feel the pressure too! I've just started my pre-reqs Sept. 2. I haven't met a lot of people who have been matriculated into the nursing program yet, but of the two I have spoken with, they both had 4.0 averages! The one guy figures "they won't even look at you with anything less than a 3.5", even though offically the minimum is 2.75. Like you, I too am an adult student and taking a full course load. Work your tush off! The pain is temporary, the glory is forever!

As far as "relaxing" goes, I find I am able to relax *more* after I've put in a good 12 hour study/school day (7 days a week, and I'll put in more, if that's what it takes!) You're on the right track, Iliel!

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