final year

  1. im coming up to the end of my critically ill placement and in August i start my final placement...my management! I then have only my elective which i can chose to do what i want. I dont know whether its because im coming to the end but im really fed up now. I've only a couple of assignments to do and thats it. I get up some mornings and think i just dont want to go on placement today ( i do go). I would love to stay at home. Our last annual leave was the beginning of feb and nothing else till 1st week in Aug Has anyone else felt like this or is it just me. It seems to be dragging.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Aussienurse2
    Just think back to when you started....at least you don't have to do all that !!!!!!! You'll get to the end and then it's onwards and upwards..
  4. by   Jenny P
    UK-Nurse, I think you are experiencing a fairly typical case of being "short"-- being short of patience to get everything OVER!

    I had been "short" for a week-- everything had been bugging me about work; because I'm now on vacation! I love my work and what I do; but I reached the point one night last week that I went out to the nursing station to see who was charge on evenings because "I wanted to know who's s#*! list I was on!!!!!" Even my charge nurse told me then I was due for vacation! LOL!

    Keep your eyes focused on the ending goal, and, as Aussienurse said, look back at what you have done and been through so far.

    And keep on keeping on! Don't quit or give up yet. You can do it!
  5. by   Whisper
    I am counting down the days till my current placement is over, (because when that is over I am on vacation), In reality it is 5 weeks but 18 days of placement
    And I am only just comming up to the end of my first year not my final year!!!!

    Maybe you should try and think of how far you have gotten, rather than the last little peak of the moutain. I think aussie nurse said it better though,

    Good luck on the last trek, Have you practised the 'staff nurse speaking' voice yet?
  6. by   uk_nurse
    Thank you all for your encouragement. I have achieved alot in the past 2 and a half years. Paediatrics is a lovely area to do so fulfilling. I've only 3 wks left on this placement and 2 wks in uni then annual leave for 3 weeks. I just cant believre im nearly there. As for the 'staff nurse speaking voice' im getting there
  7. by   Whisper
    lol,
  8. by   Marj Griggs
    My program (back in the days of the dinosaurs) was 33 months after 12 months (or 18 months if you chose) at the college of your choice. My classmates and I found that our Junior year was interminable, and if you were subject to depression, that's when it happened. I believe I made 6 or 8 visits to a gyn doc who was taking a second residency in psych. She helped me decide that I hadn't made the worst mistake of my life in getting into all this.

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