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by Lsugal731 Lsugal731 (New Member) New Member

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So Im in my second semester of nursing school. I got through my first but barely, I really had to work my ass off just to get a passing grade. It seems like many others in my class dont really study or care and do so much better than me. Anyways I about done my 2nd semester and its been rough. I had my 1st exposure of clinicals too and my experience really was not good at all. My teacher did not teach us what so ever. Most of my day I just spent walking around hoping someone will tell us something to do. I wiped ppls butts alot cleaned up crap and changed put the trash. I really hated it all semester. I thought we were going to be giving out meds and catheters etc. I didnt even get to really touch a pt except for take their blood pressure. Ive been depressed all semester. Im failing three classes too. One class I need like a 97 on the final just to pass. Ive never failed a class before much less 3. I also had a boyfriend who ive been with since the start but he just left me mid semester so ive been depressed about that too. I talked to my advisor and he said that I can just come back and repeat the classes I fail. Im failing pharm, health assessment, and foundations of nursing. These are all really important classes. I think my lack of motivation went downhill with my crappy clinical experience and boyfriend drama. I started out the semester really well. I was passing everything doing great and then my grades just started dropping one by one. I dont know what to do. I was really excited about nursing school and now I feel like Im dumb and cant do it. I kinda wish this semester never happened and just want to start over. I know if I really try and give these classes another round Ill do great. I had a hard time trying to manage time with clinicals and studying. I think my time management sucks which worries me for future semesters. I guess im just trying to get advice am i cut out for this. should i quit Ive invested a yr but i dont want to i was all excited about being a nurse and now i feel like such a loser b/c Im failing and everything.

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Please see your school counselor ASAP...you sound so beaten down. I am sure it would help you figure out the right course of action. :(

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Coriander is a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice & Palliative Care, Oncology, M/S.

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I agree with RN2BDFW... please see the school counselor, and perhaps a counselor outside of school. You've had a lot of tough things happen all at once.

What you're feeling is totally understandable. I hope that things brighten up for you. Please don't give up on yourself!

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Yes, please do see your school counselor. From your description, it sounds like it's a choice of withdrawal or failure.

There's a lot to be said for withdrawing. If you did you could:

-- Start seeing a counselor to help you get a bit of a handle on all the changes in your life

--analyze what you may need to do differently (it seems you've been doing this already in looking at your time management skills)

--work on the skills you think you need help with (time management is just a skill, which means you can learn how to do it better!)

Then give it another shot!

None of these things are unfixable!

I wish you the best!!!

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You also need to take a good look at your physical and mental health. When a person is tired and run down, they have less ability to deal with what life throws at them. You might want to consider a visit to your doctor to find out if you need some medical help to feel better.

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I'm taking my 3rd semester final tomorrow. However a 2nd semester repeater. Although it was an awful feeling to stay behind it was the best decision for me. I learned sooo much the second time around. Most importantly my nursing professor said, " Don't expect to be able to take care of patients, if you don't take care of yourself first"

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:hug:Please do not give up on yourself or your dreams! First thing, take care of yourself, don't let any of those negative thoughts get to you, and don't let anything or anyone get in your way of doing what you want! You are not a loser and you can pass your classes! You were doing good in the beginning you can do it again. Surround yourself with family and friends when you are feeling this way -You need alot of love and encouragement right now.

Try to remember why you were excited about nursing school and why you wanted to be a nurse in the beginning, hopefully it will reignite the feelings you once had. I will say a prayer for you. This song brings me up when I am down....

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You sound really down. See a school counselor and take care of yourself, first.

Be well.

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