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Semester break from nursing school


Has 1 years experience.

Hi All!,

I'm reaching out and connecting to any other nursing students who may of had taken a semester break for any reason. I am currently at the end of my first year attending at a two year ADN program and due to personal reasons I will need to be taking the fall of 2020 off. I have great concerns for starting back up again the Spring of 2021. Will it effect me greatly if I take this semester off? Will it impact me overall in the content I learned and maybe forget? I'm just looking for any experience, advice, or tips from someone who has!

Thank you!

Honestly, this is a personal situation for you. You need to do whats best for you mentally. Your mental health comes first above an expected graduation date or if you will receive any judgement from others. Nursing school is tough, and if you need a break, that is okay. It doesn't matter if it takes you 3 years or 8 years. Just make sure that you have had time to fully relax, destress, and evaluate what went wrong or what you could've done better to prevented from getting in a situation where you are burnt out. I was previously in a PA program, and I did not practice self-care and I burnt myself out. Bad mistake ignoring my mental health, so just make sure that you take care of yourself. You're going to be a nurse eventually 🙂