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I did..., I did..., how I did I dont know, I'm dog tired, exhausted, stressed out, all the good stuff...The first day the teachers were telling us how the nursing school was going to be the hardest thing we will ever do and somehow I starting to believe those words, it is just so like time consuming and on top of work I have no life what so ever, have of the time I'm half awake from not sleeping enough, and that was just the first week, I feel like cutting my work hours to about two days but I'm still waiting for my financial aid package, I arleady failed one of the skills and had to re do it. I felt like a complete idiot, but I got confused by a book, we have our first medical term exam this upcoming week, math exam and bunch of videos and computer exercises to complete, and on top of that everyday I question myself if I want to do this and this doesnt help in surviving the rigous life of nursing school.

RNMeg

Specializes in NeuroICU/SICU/MICU.

One week down..um..many more to go :bugeyes: I'm soo excited and happy to be there, though. We start vitals in skills lab on Tuesday..yay! hands-on stuff!

I did..., I did..., how I did I dont know, I'm dog tired, exhausted, stressed out, all the good stuff...The first day the teachers were telling us how the nursing school was going to be the hardest thing we will ever do and somehow I starting to believe those words, it is just so like time consuming and on top of work I have no life what so ever, have of the time I'm half awake from not sleeping enough, and that was just the first week, I feel like cutting my work hours to about two days but I'm still waiting for my financial aid package, I arleady failed one of the skills and had to re do it. I felt like a complete idiot, but I got confused by a book, we have our first medical term exam this upcoming week, math exam and bunch of videos and computer exercises to complete, and on top of that everyday I question myself if I want to do this and this doesnt help in surviving the rigous life of nursing school.

Kasia- HANG IN THERE!! I too am exhausted, stressed, confused, and have had absolutely very little sleep- but I am holding on to the thought that it is worth it. You're waiting on a financial aid package, but my financial aid was CANCELLED! I have absolutely no money and had to struggle badly to just to get my books which were $1000. Because I got my books late I am completely behind everyone else. I have skills labs and mastery coming up and will be in clinicals next week. But I am just so excited to have books. I told my mom that I feel like those women in foreign countries or kids in third world countries that are not allowed or have no avenue to a higher education. But now I have books! I know it sounds lame, but I intend to embrace this opportunity fully. Holiday? What holiday? I don't care about that right now. Continue to study and realize the blessings you have in being able to be in a nursing program. You can do it!

MB72,

I kind of figured that Chantix wasn't really 100% effective - unfortunately nothing is...My NP actually told me exactly the same thing - "even people who smoke 3 packs a day have quit on this stuff!" I think you have to REALLY want to quit for any of them to work, and even then you may relapse. Today is only day 4 for me, so I'm at half dose right now, and I'm still smoking some. I have noticed that I feel full more easily, so maybe that will help keep me from gaining weight. I will post here and there and let you or anyone else know how I'm doing. I think every drug affects people in different ways though - I met a girl yesterday (a Camel rep, actually), who told me that she tried Wellbutrin and wound up curled up underneath the bathroom sink at a bar just totally freaking out, so she'll never try it again, and when I was on the patch I couldn't keep food down and I had panic attacks. Good luck to you too, hopefully we can each find something that works well for us.

I just finished my first week of classes and I am freaking out alittle bit... we were assigned to read 12 chapters during the first 3 days of class! I have had no sleep all week long and am looking forward to going to bed and just getting up to go to work all day instead of back to get more assignments. It has been an awesome week though. I love it!!

My first week ended on last friday, and I made it through :chair: Allthouh I done my night shifts from sunday to tuesday...I was quite tired, but starting studies were so interesting that tiredness didn't harm to much. Tonight (from sunday to mondey) I'm gonna have a night shift and tomorrow morning I'll drive straight to school, but that is my only shift untill friday.

Seems a bit hard to manage of permanent night shifts and full-day studing, but at the moment I feel like trying.

Good luck to all new students, and remember we all have some kind of troubles in different areas of life during the studies - we are in same boat :smiley_ab

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