Nothing, absolutely nothing, would have prepared me for the past one month in school. Before joining nursing school, I had talked to established professionals in the nursing field on what to expect and how to handle myself in order to achieve my dreams. But still, that didn’t prepare me enough for what I have been going through lately. Saying it has been hectic would be an understatement.
I am just a nursing student. Why do I have to go through all this? I know the best is expected of me. I expect people to expect the best from me, but any sighting of my instructor now gets me anxious.
I have always been an optimistic person, and as such I dont subscribe to the Mondays were invented to punish us for our degeneracies over the weekend school of thought. Yet recent Mondays have got me questioning my optimism. A smiling face hides how much I am overwhelmed deep inside throughout the day.
First, my morning commune that always lasts 40 minutes dragged through. So I just sat there drawing pictures on my mind on how the day would go through.
Dear Med Surg Student,
It’s great you got to this level. Here’s some advice to help you get through Med Surg. Create time for your books. Spare 3-4 hours each day for study, with at least a 15-minute break for each hour. You won’t regret the time you put in your studies. Read all exemplars given in class. You will find them quite helpful. They make it easier to understand the concepts.