I cried a lot last semester, just about every day, except weekends.
My instructor made it her job to make my life hell for those 14 weeks. I also cried every other day at the beginning of this semester. Then I realized I'm almost done and have made it this far, I must be doing something right. Well, that and I just don't have the energy to be as stressed as I was. I haven't cried in at least a month, maybe more because I can't even remember.
I just let everything from clinical and classes buildup and at the end of every week I would just let it all out by crying. I always did that in my room though. Never at clinical or in front of classmates.
I came into nursing so blindly, everything is/was new to me, and that's very overwhelming. Maybe a lot of it is an overreaction, for me, but that's okay. It's how I deal with things and it's not bothering anyone else. I tell my classmates to cry, sometimes you just need to.