My life revolves around nursing!!


Just curious if anyone here has any advise for me. I moved to a new city with my sister to start a BSN program and I am in my first semester. I have found that my life is completely and utterly revolving around nursing school. All my friends are nursing students, all our converstaions revolve around nursing, I study pretty much everyday and when I am not studying, I am thinking about the fact I should be studying. I can't go one day without studying or I feel like I am wasting time. I usaully take time off after a test, but that is it. I know I should set apart a day to relax, but I can't relax because I am so anxious!

I really want to meet people and start doing things outside of school, but I feel like I don't have any time. I feel like I have no time to go out and meet people, let alone develop close relationships. I have met some wonderful people in my class who I have gotten pretty close with, but I feel like I need to also be around people that have nothing to do with nursing to keep my sanity!!!

Is anyone here in my situation where they moved to a new place for ns? What do you all do to try to fit in non-nursing activities? I am afraid I will get burnt out in school and end up hating it when I really do love it right now.


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Specializes in Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

Sweetie, nursing school owns you until the day you do your boards. I have no time to do anything but school work. I am from work to school and to church if I find the time. You better prepare yourself to be tortured until it is done. This is the life of a nursing student.

chuckz, BSN, RN

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Specializes in CVICU/ER. Has 13 years experience.

I feel ya. I'm just finishing up my first term in a BSN program and I feel worse than being in boot camp. To be honest, one teacher has made it harder than it needs to be, but 3 finals next week and I will never have to put up with her again. My clinical group is like my family and I really only have time to associate with them. It's hard because explaining to my friends, wife and son is hard sometimes because the only people that understand are my clinical group.

Rock on. It's going to be worth it.


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I'm pre-nursing but right now my life's revolving around prereqs and then it will revolve around nursing school for a while. Having focus is good. There'll be time for fun when you have your degree.

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