Should I quit?

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I am currently in my first semester of nursing school, and I feel like I'm drowning! I was always a pretty decent student and didn't have to study at all, really. I recieved an associates degree in biology in 2008, and went a year to a university to continue working on my bachelor's degree in biology. Thing is, I couldn't live on campus, so I drove, everyday, an hour and a half- both ways (total of 3 hours a day driving), for five days a week. Needless to say, not a lot of studying got done and I burnt out pretty quickly (I only made it two semesters). So, I went back to the community college that I had previously attended and got accepted to the nursing program... But, it's slowly killing me! We only have one class, a nine credit hour Fundamentals of Nursing Practice class, and I'm barely pulling a C, but not even a C that's high enough to count (we have to have a 76% or it doesn't count)!

I know this is probably on the short list for what any of you care about, but any suggestions that and of you have (especially any second year students :up:) would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and I'm doing great in clinicals and lab, but lecture is kicking my butt. You see, on the first test, I had a 62%, and then an 80% on my second. But, the units were taught by different instructors, and as much as it pains me to say, the harder teacher clicked better with me.

Serously, any help would be greatly appreciated...


Specializes in Respiratory, Med/Surg.

Take notes in lecture, take notes when studying. This always worked for me when I was trying to memorize. It might work for you. Also, try getting a study group together and study chapters together or answer prectice question. You could also see of the instructor is willing to put together a study guide. Hope it gets better for you.

I take notes during every lecture, I have been the entire time, plus I read the chapters at least twice. As far as study groups, I've never been able to study with a group. I get distracted and can't get anything out of it.

Thanks, though.

But, I did a little math and figured out that if I pull an "A" on the next two exams, I'll be fine. And, it's completely do-able, fall break is next week, so there will be plently of study time.

I think I've figured out part of the problem, though, I've been trying to balance work with school, and it's not working out very well. I may have to talk to my boss and dwindle my hours even more... I wish I didn't have to work, but I'm paying for school, so it's sort necessary to keep money coming in.

Specializes in Respiratory, Med/Surg.

Good luck with school. Post again if you need any help.

I don't think you should drop out, hang in there and keep trying! Your hard work will pay off.

Thanks for the support!

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