I had the evening off from work yesterday and I was extremely thrilled!First let me tell you that I had a dickens of a week with all of my time devoted to studying for Exam 3 in my “big 7 credit foundational class”.The content was majority on diabetes and although I felt fairly confident I still wasn’t able to walk away from the exam with a test score any higher than 78%.Hummmm….not that great of a test score seeing as though I spent lots of time studying.I think I have a great handle on the whole picture of what I’m studying but still struggling with application.I wonder if it would serve me best to cut back on my study time and focus on the main points during lecture times.This seems to be the suckiest part of school for me, ironing out what’s going to work for me and how I’m going to retain what I learn.Also trying to figure a good way to come up with possible test questions that I could ask myself and using that as a helpful guide when trying to keep in mind the important stuff.
I haven’t given my Nursing Made Incredibly Easy Pathophysiology and Med/Surg. books a fair chance yet. I think these would be a great resource tool; either way back to my Friday break-down.After I got home from my time at school, I went grocery shopping, and then back home to clean and get a few loads of laundry done.Later I spent time making homemade pizza for me and the hubby.Both our kids had previous plans to sleep over at their friends’ houses, so we watched TV and movies.Nothing brought me more pleasure than feeling normal for a while.So easily I get caught up in studying/working/thinking nurse-like that I forget to make time to just be me.
Does anyone else suffer from feeling off kilter when it comes to being totally consumed by something?I want to be the best nurse possible, trying to take care of patients and making them feel better, but if I can’t understand and get a grasp why the body does the things it does then I’m worried I won't be very helpful.