To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

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To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.

Sincerely,

A third-year nursing student who knows

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UTK Students Should Go To The College Ministry, The Walk, At Sevier Heights

I have found community at The Walk, and everyone should experience it.

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Sevier Heights Baptist Church is one of the biggest churches in the Knoxville area, having two campuses. I grew up watching their Christmas programs and went to their high school ministry once during my junior year. I always knew they were a strong group of believers, and when I decided to attend UTK, I knew I also wanted to attend church at Sevier Heights.

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The first worship night of the semester was held at World's Fair Park, and I will admit when I say I was surprised at the number of people there. At a big, SEC school it can be easy to get caught up thinking that there are not many Christians on campus and that you are alone. The Walk reassured me that there are plenty of believers at UTK. It was a comfort to see that many people gathered to worship, my first month at school especially because it revealed me to that I was about to make more Christian friends than I ever had before.

The minute you walk into the door of North Campus, you feel this love and support that you know is genuine. You know you could go to anyone there for help, and they would be more than happy to help. They truly care about the students on this campus; it is so obvious they want us to see our potential in Jesus.

The North Campus Worship Band is also worth mentioning. They are insanely talented musicians but also are so spiritual and lead worship well. They invite each student to encounter God and worship Him how they feel led to. Their song selection is great with Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Elevation Worship, as well as their own original songs. I actually have their album and listen to it frequently.

The North Campus (and soon to be senior) pastor, Tim Miller, is one of the most powerful speakers I have ever heard. His ability to communicate the Gospel is clearly God-given. He is also one of the most knowledgeable people of the Bible I have ever met; if Tim says it, I know he is going to back it up with God's Word.

Along with a caring staff, gifted worship band, and knowledgeable pastor, they also give free food after the service whether it be mashed potatoes, fondue, or a full Thanksgiving meal. They do this because Jesus calls us to serve others.

UTK students, if you are looking for a place to feel loved and appreciated, The Walk is for you. You will experiences God's presence and hear Him speak every week. When you come back next semester, try it out. Sunday nights at 8 p.m.

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