(Closed) Encouragement and advice needed from Healthcare Bees

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Last week. I started the 11 month program for LPN-RN ADN and I was so overwhelmed after 2 weeks. It’s an agressive course and I just felt unprepared. Not to mention this time I’m married, trying to build a family through adoption, dealing with family drama and working night shift. Every other week I seriously go to work from 7p-7:30a then drive straight to school for class/lab from 9-4. I am exhausted and honestly lack self confidence at times. I really came home last week thinking this was all a mistake. But….it’s all a process. We actually went over this very thing the first week. You’ll have your ups and downs, you will doubt yourself and at times you will struggle but remember you had fight, motivation and drive to get you this far, you just need to find it again and push forward. I’m real reluctant to change and I really struggled with coming up a new schedule and way of doing things but school and my husband are first. I wentthrough this same thing going through LPN school. You can do it! I know it sounds odd but research and practice fundamentals of studying and test taking. We use a system called ATI which is designed for nurses and preparing them for the NCLEX but it helps in all test taking and studying strategies. In the healthcare field you really can over think things and doubt yourself on tests but there are strategies to help you through this. I’m sure your tutoring center will have info I’m talking about. Good luck!!! Pm me anytime for questions or vents.

Post # 5
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Currently Fiance are both in Pharmacy School. If you know anyone else in pharmacy school, 2nd year always seems to be really bad. There’s something different about it at each school, but it’s always super rough. Last year I got really clinically depressed and started doing very poorly in my classes. I was stretched too thin in my extra curriculars and was exhausted all the time. Sometimes you just have to get through each day at a time. There have been many situations where I didn’t think that I was good enough of that I’d be able to cut it, but once I got to my rotations, I knew a lot more than I originally thought. Keep at it, you’ll pull through!

Post # 6
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In June 2011, I graduated University after 4 years in a BSc Nursing program. I almost dropped out…twice.

First year, I was fresh out of highschool and I was EXTREMELY overwhelmed by the environment, teaching style, workload, hospital experience, everything.I felt like I was working so hard just to keep my head above water. I would literally break down and cry because I was working to pay for schooling and spending hours a night on coursework. I was ready to throw in the towel but a professor that I had bonded with said she believed in me and told me to keep going. So I did.

I started to get the feel of everything and I was very happy that I had pushed on. In my third year, I started questioning myself again. I felt like I wasn’t cut out for it and let my grades slip a bit. A professor approached me one day and told me that if I didn’t buck up, I was going to fail his class. I’d never failed anything in my life! What would my mother say?! So, I bucked up. And I passed.

I now work in a busy labour & delivery unit and I am so glad that I continued to fight through the stress and frustrations. Everytime I look at a sweet baby’s face I think “Oh, this is why I did it”.

I wish you all the best and just know that no matter how hard things seem right now, in the long run you’ll be glad you pushed on! 🙂 

Post # 9
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Eight6Eleven:  The moment you accomplish everything you’ve worked so hard for is the best feeling in the world! You will see 😉

Post # 10
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I graduated from pharmacy school.  It seems like forever and it’s really tough.  But somehow you go from test to test, rotation to rotation and then you’re done.  You’ll look back and wonder how it all went by so fast.  Just stick with it.

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