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  1. I understand exactly what you are feeling. It was that way for me last year, only it was the grades for me. Clinicals were awesome. I had to drop because I knew I was going to fail. I came back this year feeling like it would help out with the test taking, and it sure enough did. The problem is, I am having some health problems, and therefore, I didnt feel like I would do so great with clinicals...giving meds, etc. There is no room for mistakes. I just dropped Monday, the only thing is, I dont have a first career, so I am kind of wondering...what next??? Good luck to you. I know one way or another, things will work out, so I am not going to worry about it.
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    ARG! Considering dropping classes while I can...

    Wow. You do have your hands full. I don't think any of us really realize just what we are in for. I would have thought I would have been able to pull nursing school off being the fact that my daughter is 16 and I don't have to work, but unfortunately, there were other issues I had to deal with also, and being a single parent in itself can really pack a punch. No matter what, your kids do come first. I just had to realize that it wasn't my time. I am taking other classes and planning to re-enter nursing school this summer again, and just hoping it works out this time. Best of luck to you.
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    Anyone know of good links

    as always, thank you daytonite.
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    Anyone know of good links

    Looks like a good link, and one I can use. Thank you.
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    Anyone know of good links

    for medical errors? I used to have some saved, but I cant find them now. I am needing info on types of medical errors with statistics, etc. We have a 3 part project to do, so if anyone has saved links they can share, that would be greatly appriciated. Thanks
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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    I must have been extremely fortunate. There were enough nurses in my clinicals that appriciated us being there that I didnt have to deal with the ones who felt otherwise. I will say this, we had a great clinical group and great clinical instructors. We just all seemed to work well together. Dont know if that makes a lot of difference, but I know other groups complained of things we didnt know about, or see.
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    Had my very first clinical today!

    That is too bad that she would have acted that way. Maybe you wont come in contact with too many like that. Good luck
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    Had my very first clinical today!

    There will be some who arent friendly, and I just stay out of their way. There have always been a few who are very helpful. I ask them questions, and so far, I havent had any who treated me like I was stupid or anything. One was very good at showing me faster ways to do things. One went out of her way to show me things I needed for checking off for objectives, etc. A freind I met in the pre-reqs who got in before me really helped me out with a few skills. Look for those who are willing to help out. Leave the others alone. Good luck.
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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    So far, I have been very lucky. The nurses I have worked around in clinicals have been very helpful.
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    Worried

    those are some good links. i guess all in all, it is discipline. i skimmed both very quickly. it is time to end this break and get back to the books.
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    Worried

    Sounds like you may be burned out. Keep fighting it. Just keep your eyes on the end goal. Hang in there.
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    IM injection

    This was very helpful. I have given plenty of SQ injections, but no IM injections as of yet.
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    Need Advice... Take a yr off or start Fall 09??

    If I had known then what I know now, I would wait and take a break. Nursing School is nothing like the pre-reqs, and I will say, I am so burned out. I wish so bad I had been able to take a break before getting in the program, but I got accepted, and it didnt occur to me to even think about a break. I cant tell you what is right for you, but a break would have done me a lot of good before getting started. In nursing school, you do have breaks in between semesters, but even then, you are doing things like drug cards and reading for the next semester. I dont feel like I have had any kind of break for two years. I am tired. :zzzzz Good luck. I just try to remember my favorite saying, "What doesnt kill me will only make me stronger."
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    Hilarity of nursing school stress :)

    That was funny. Thanks for the laugh. I hate being so consumed by it all that I wake up from one of those dreams and cant go back to sleep. :smackingf
  15. I think we all feel that way from time to time. I really do doubt all of this sometimes. I absolutely love the clinicals, and caring for patients, but the classes are about to kill me. I really do wonder sometimes if this is what I should be doing though, but just because of the stress of the classes, and the lack of any kind of life whatsoever, lol. The two clinical instructors I have had so far have really been great. We will start getting two patients on our next round though,so I am worried about that. Even the nurses have been extremely helpful to us. Maybe I will be ok. I really dont know what to tell you though. As one other poster said, the possibilities are wide open for nurses. You have come so far, and it sounds like you are doing really great in the area I am struggling with. I hope you make the right decision for you.
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