Please, just pat me on the head...

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I hope you all don't mind a venting post...I think I need a little encouragement.

I'm in the 6th of 6 months of condensed nursing courses. I'm in an accelerated program in which we completed Year 1 and 2 nursing courses in 6 months (Jan to Jun of this year). It's actually not as bad as it sounds...but, we are the first group of students to go through this program. Oh my...give me ibuprofen please, it has been such a headache. The administrators of the program are a perfect demonstration of hierarchy, politics and corporate miscommunication. I have dreamed of dropping out of the program and becoming a plumber (really, constipation and clogged toilets: what's the difference?). But, I suppose the grass is always greener...

The nursing courses themselves are fine and I usually can find something good about every instructor...and I've had some positive feedback from them as well. I just have to keep reminding myself that nursing school is not forever and is definitely not the real world.

Anyways, can someone just pat me on the head and send me on my way?

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Consider your head patted and encouragement sent your way to finish this up. Not long now.

frellyou

36 Posts

*pats*

goodstudentnowRN

1,007 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.
I hope you all don't mind a venting post...I think I need a little encouragement.

I'm in the 6th of 6 months of condensed nursing courses. I'm in an accelerated program in which we completed Year 1 and 2 nursing courses in 6 months (Jan to Jun of this year). It's actually not as bad as it sounds...but, we are the first group of students to go through this program. Oh my...give me ibuprofen please, it has been such a headache. The administrators of the program are a perfect demonstration of hierarchy, politics and corporate miscommunication. I have dreamed of dropping out of the program and becoming a plumber (really, constipation and clogged toilets: what's the difference?). But, I suppose the grass is always greener...

The nursing courses themselves are fine and I usually can find something good about every instructor...and I've had some positive feedback from them as well. I just have to keep reminding myself that nursing school is not forever and is definitely not the real world.

Anyways, can someone just pat me on the head and send me on my way?

Hush! nursing college can be a nightmare but you just have to suck it up and pray for a brighter day. My program is fairly new too and there are things that are miscommunicated but I just need to be done and be on my way. I had an instructor last term who really tried to **** me off but I just ignored her because I am older and more mature than her. She is very petty. Thank God I will not see that face ever again because she only teaches a specific course.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

102 Articles; 27,612 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

Keep on truckin'. . .

All of this pain will lead to rewards in the near future.

Hang in there, sweet cheeks! It gets better. I think.

;)

amarilla, RN

318 Posts

Specializes in MS, ED.

I'm a third semester student, (second career, non-trad adult), and I've wanted to quit 1,000 times and then some. The classes aren't difficult, clinicals are just fine and I'm happy with the work so much that I work as a CNA...

but school? The administrators and the nonsense that comes along with the program?

BLEH!

Yes - nursing school is *school*. Not work. Not autonomy. Not tangible gains. Take a breath, forget school for an afternoon and reward yourself with something fun! You just have to get through these few semesters and then you'll be out on your own. ;)

Best,

Southern

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