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    What were some of the hardest things for you during your nursing school adventure?

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    I actually created an account just to reply to this! I am an ADN senior, I graduate in May. My current biggest problem is supporting myself through Nursing school. I work full time. Nursing school is beyond stressful right now. But, I’ll make it through it!:)


    2 or 3 times a semester I go through this depressed slump and I question whether I truly want to be a nurse or not. It just sucks that school and working as an actual nurse are 2 different things completely, ive always hated school but I know I just need to get through it because I love doing clinicals.


    I think the hardest part so far for me has been not feeling adequately prepared. I feel like this career as a BSN will always be way over my head. I was a CMA for 6 years before going back for my BSN so you could say I was a bit over confident. I have tutored friends who have gone through BSN school before me in pharmacology. I read all my assigned chapters like a sponge (it’s very interesting to me). I am passing with flying colors and was even commended in clinicals the other day after assisting the RN and the Doc with a patient who was declining. But the second my instructor looks at me and says: your patient is exhibiting x and y, what do you do? I’m like a deer in the headlights.

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