I Am a Nursing Student

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 322 People

    Totally Non Traditional ... Too Old ... Too Insane To Be A Nursing Student ( Again)

    ok well I am an lpn I have been on e forever I am 38 years old and I AM IN NURSING SCHOOL???? I think I might have lost my mind I have two kids 11 and 9 and a husband if you look under my other post is not very understanding of anything I do if it at all interferes with his...
    blondemommy75 blondemommy75
    41-45
    Sep 29, 2013

    Balancing Nursing School, 2 Jobs, And Being A Mom

    Almost everyday I'm exhausted and want to sleep as soon as I get home. Nursing school takes out my life completely, 5 times a week, 7 hr day plus studying and homework. I want to quit both my jobs but I have to pay for school, books, rent, and baby needs. It seems so long...
    xoxoluvu xoxoluvu
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 19, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    Nursing School Just Might Kill Me.

    Hello my fellow nursing students, My name is Emilee. I am currently half way through a fast past program to become an RN! There are 5 torturous semesters we have to complete. I am on week 9 (out of 15) of semester 3. I have more anxiety then I have ever had in my life. My family...
    eelime88 eelime88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    In second term... Crazy busy.

    !! It's ridiculous 7 classes, endless readings, essays, clinicals, labs, practicums... Yet I love it.!! Couldn't have chose. A better career path. No regrets.!! At risk for Stress R/T readings, studying, essays AEB being a nursing student. Coffee PO Q2-4H PRN. Vodka/beer/rye...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    Do any of you care to answer a question

    for me? It might be dumb, but I'm trying to figure out why heparin is given as a bolus first, before it's given subcutaneous? Enlighten me pleaseee
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    alright so I started fundamental of nursing

    today, have a paper due next week, test Thursday, and a power point presentation to start working on, please let me keep my sanity lol...
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    I passed my pharmacology class with a 86,

    unfortunately lost four classmates.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    ...but no longer! I graduated December 12th.

    (: Good luck to all the nursing students studying and working your way to the end. It is worth it! Now it is time to get off the computer and study for the NCLEX!
    CollegeStudent14 CollegeStudent14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    next time you are at the hospital

    or at the doctor's, thank the nurse there! it is a hard job!!!!
    GirlSerendipity GirlSerendipity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    Back In School...

    ... after 7 years of working in various medical fields: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, repiratory, ICU, podiatry, dermatology, xray, phlebotomy.  I'm tired of having the words "assistant" and "tech" in my title (I'm a CNA, mohs micrographic...
    brdgtbrns brdgtbrns
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 8, 2008

    Only 10 Months To Go!

    I have slowly went from an A student with honors to a C student and with 10 months to go I slowly see myself slipping. I am on the break of failing my current class and only with the hesi left I have a 74%. I don't have much motivation to continue for the next 10 months and with...
    PolishRN2B PolishRN2B
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013
    Afviolet Afviolet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    Nursing school day one,

    Pharmacology I have thirty index cards of drugs to write out, eleven chapters to read and a test Thursday, my son is sick with a fever so it's been one heck of a day.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    Anyone want to give me tips on how to study

    PowerPoint notes? (PS: I'm a visual person)
    CanadianNavyGF CanadianNavyGF
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19

    The Struggle

    I started nursing school in sept 2012 and an now in my second year...it's becoming a struggle with personal stuff in life too but I'm determined not to give up
    Mandyf83 Mandyf83
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    Finished up another class,

    got a B on my final doing fantastic, not much longer six months left, can't wait.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    I'm done classes and doing preceptorship (RPN).

    At the start of forth level I realized something; I don't want to be a nurse! Forget it. Must have been dreaming to think that I could have a profession that does so much 'good'. In theory, it sounded perfect. Be compassionate and caring. Advocate for your patient. Listen to...
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    Currently studying for Hesi a2 nursing entrance

    exam! Any tips? I've literally been preparing since May and have used every possible resource! I need to do good, so I can get my life started haha
    courtcourt94 courtcourt94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    Why are some nursing instructors (US)/nursing

    facilitators (Australia) so mean/kind of witchy?
    CrazyAndInsane CrazyAndInsane
    22-25, M
    Mar 27

    Monday I finally begin my journey to getting my

    RN, there has been alot of obstacles in my path but I know that I will be successful, yes I've had set backs been hurt but its,made me more determined than ever to get it done.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 29, 2015

    Hello everyone, first year nursing student here,

    Does anybody have any good studying tips? I can't seem to find an effective way to study,
    brimae17 brimae17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015
    Nyna180 Nyna180
    36-40, F
    Jan 1

    It's amazing how much Nursing has changed my

    life. It makes my world to help people.
    HoneyBee143 HoneyBee143
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    No More Expectations. No More Pressure.

    My mother and sisters were alumni of my University. They were excellent nurses. My mother used to be a professor of MS, Anatomy and Physiology, a clinical instructor in the MS ward and OR, and a founder of MMI in the University. Almost every professor knows her because of her...
    angelaine angelaine
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jun 18, 2011

    soon to be :( no i don't want to be nurse

    :'( but either that or "gambling" I mean my real dream is very hard to get and I don't want to gamble with my life because I don't want to end up homeless or burden on others I don't like being needy. I've to choose the right major for a guaranteed career anyway... I have to...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    Thoughts As I Study...

    As I learn about the physical changes that come with growing older, my thoughts often drift to my grandmother. When I was a child I felt as if she, like the other adults in my life, was an eternal, unchanging, and ever-present, much like the earth and sky. Her arthritic hands...
    ginger8tea ginger8tea
    22-25
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    Our capping and pinning is approaching.

    ..any batch name suggestion please?? 2 to 3 words only then translate it to any language..please i need your help!
    4everrrr 4everrrr
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    I started my first semester last month

    Everything is cool everything is easy.. Microbiology is a bit hard but i got it My quizzes are full marked I hope this is the case to the end
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Any nurses/nursing students out there want to

    share their knowledge of nursing theory?? Have an exam tomorrow! Any info on Watson, Roy, Neuman and the like would be greatly appreciated!
    Missintroverted Missintroverted
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    I start the associates degree nursing program

    in two weeks, I'm anxious and excited to further my.nursing career.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 20, 2015

    I had such a amazing day at clinical I was in

    the operating room and saw a hip replacement which looked interesting but painful, no fracture in this girls future. Let me tell you robotic assisted laparoscopic hernia repair was so freaking cool, the doctor manipulated the robot with his hands looking through a screen so...
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015
    CanadianNavyGF CanadianNavyGF
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 13

    Its Starting To Grow On Me

    My vacation is almost over and time will tell when I'll be able to see the sun again. 2 more semesters and we can declare ourselves free from bondage and unemployed. lol. Time has been flying very fast. Not that I want to stay here longer but I can't believe we're already in our...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat
    61-65, F
    3 Responses May 28, 2013

    I am in my first year just finished second

    semester! If anyone wants to relate to the struggles and fun moments or has any questions regarding the program is love to help out!
    MapleMade MapleMade
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    Newbie nursing student here.

    I successfully passed my lab the other day! It was just a bed bath, but I'm still so excited :) We order our scrubs this week, and it's suddenly beginning to feel real.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 22, 2015

    I finished up my med surge classes finally,

    next is psych hoping it goes by quickly, I am not big on the violent people..
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    The Plight Of The Nursing Student

    My first foray into the world of nursing school was interesting. I held a 4.0 gpa, and was so confident in my academic ability that it would have taken a catastrophe of epic proportions to undermine the faith I had in my ability to succeed. That catastrophe was nursing school...
    dpg28 dpg28
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

    This semester has been super hard :( I'm trying

    really hard but it's not enough. I'm gonna have to take some classes over next semester and then I guess I'm going on to plan b which is the LPN program and then the bridge program. I'm not giving up I just gotta find another way to get to my goal
    brimae17 brimae17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    I am a nursing student

    who just finished my 3rd semester, one final grueling 16 weeks to go until I graduate in May. I am a mother of 3 and I have been married and divorced and I am getting married again in July. I LOVE nursing, I HATE nursing school. I LOVE the clinicals in the hospital because I...
    tolson87 tolson87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014

    starting clinical tommorow,

    have to be up at 5 @m, ughh gonna be a long day.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I just got accepted into the final 4 semesters

    of nursing school. the clinicals. I'm way ahead of schedule. I want planning on staying until fall 16, due to a long wait list, but the wait list was eliminated by raising pre-requisite grades. I hated high school and never did well. 15 years later, I love school. I'm...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Last Semester Starting Tomorrow

    The title says it - my last semester starts tomorrow. I'm so excited, and at the same time, dreading it so much. I know it is going to be exhausting, because I also have one full time and one part time job. I can do this. Just a little bit longer...
    masami masami
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2013

    OPINIONS PLEASE: hi all I'm currently enrolled

    in a pre-nursing program which basically means I'm hoping to get into the RN program but the waiting lists are crazy long and you pretty much have to have perfect grades and well, I don't have perfect grades. And on top of that I've been studying my butt off and I'm not getting...
    brimae17 brimae17
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    I am currently a little over half way done with

    Nursing school and it has been the longest couple years of my life. I have a love hate relationship with Nursing school. I love clinical and understand most of the material but it is so so hard. Does anyone who recently took NCLEX have any tips on studying?
    loveuforever0830 loveuforever0830
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7

    I'm starting nursing over

    and I'm really nervous because this is my last chance of being a nurse before I have to call it quits. I've been reading ahead and praying to God to have mercy on my soul to finish this time.Last time i was points away from passing my pharmacology and fundamentals .Keep me in...
    whitster01 whitster01
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2015
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    Do any of you know any good learning objectives

    to use for a teaching plan on how to correctly use a walker? This is my first time doing a teaching plan and I'm pretty much lost
    AmandaNicole03 AmandaNicole03
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015
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