I too am only in 1st semester and am totally burnt out. The clinicals are interesting and thats where I learn the most. I was an aid for 10 years and agree with Jason. School is nothing like working on the floor. It is better on the floor and school will be wotrth it. I have also gained a new appreciation for nurses. I had no idea what a hard job it was as an aid and sure have a new respect for nurses now.