Nursing school is literally kicking my butt right now!

I have been so busy since the start of this semester, and I haven’t had a chance to take a break. I didn’t expect the workload to be this crazy. During the week’s start, we were given two chapters per class to review for the second week. And I am taking four classes this semester, so I was swamped.

Going into nursing school, I was prepared to an extent, but you’ll never fully experience it unless you’re put in the situation. I thought I was mentally prepared, but I was wrong. It’s only been a month, and I am considering switching my major to medicinal biochemistry. I am more than 50% into getting my degree, and switching majors would push me back a semester or two depending on what I want to pursue. The smart thing to do would be to suck it up and complete my nursing degree, which I have been working towards, or take a leap of faith and try a different major.

It’s the time management that becomes challenging when everything starts to pile up because every day, we are expected to cover an entire chapter or two. Every week there is a quiz or an exam, and some of them are just not multiple choice but include fill in’s, short answers, etc. So you have to be at the top of your game. The pandemic made it even more difficult. My daughter started KG, and I have to help her with her classes and stay focused on mine at the same time. I feel like my experience would have been different if I was doing my courses in person. There would be face to face interactions with other students, and we could have a proper study group and be there to encourage one another.

I don’t know what the future holds at this point, but I hope it gets brighter soon, and I end up completing what I started with so much passion. I feel like its the “pandemic blues” that is making me feel this way. I just have been lacking the motivation to continue but will try to push through, and if it doesn’t work, I will not go hard on myself and follow my heart at that point.

Leave your comments below on how you’re coping with the pandemic while continuing to go to school. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated.

Published by Mommystudious

I am a mommy of two little cuties and a nursing student. Follow me through my journey on how I manage school with my kids. Come follow me on this journey to success!!

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