9 Self-Diagnosed Signs That Indicate You're A Pre-Nursing Major
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9 Self-Diagnosed Signs That Indicate You're A Textbook Pre-Nursing Major

It's a struggle, but we're all struggling together.

9 Self-Diagnosed Signs That Indicate You're A Textbook Pre-Nursing Major

I know it is hard, but I also know that in the end, it will be one of the most rewarding things we've ever done. We're going to save lives y'all! But no matter what we go through, we are in this together.

You're in the club if...

1. You're one of the most competitive people you know.

Everyone in nursing prerequisites are so competitive! You always want to be ahead of the curve and at the head of the class. You were up until 2:00 am studying for your Anatomy exam, even though your professors and logic say that you shouldn't, so you really need that A.

2. Anatomy is your entire life.

Anatomy is by far one of the hardest classes I have ever taken. It requires so much dedication and studying. It's in this class that many people realize that nursing or physical therapy aren't for them and they don't actually want to be a medical care professional and change their major. You learn a lot about yourself while taking this class.

3. Flashcards are your best friends.

With all the facts you have to memorize, flashcards become a necessity. After finishing Anatomy, I had accumulated about 2,000 flashcards.

4. The majority of your diet consists of coffee, coffee, and more coffee.

Yes, you're probably addicted, but you don't have time to worry about it. You have to study into the wee hours of the morning and it's the only thing that keeps you going, so you won't be doing a coffee cleanse anytime soon.

5. You always have to find new places and ways to study.

With all the studying you have to do, you have to find ways to keep it exciting and new. You can't always study in your room. Thankfully there are a ton of good places on campus to stop and read your textbook or study those sacred flashcards.

6. The TEAS is one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

The TEAS is something that seems so far off in the distance but comes up so quick. Even after you get your score, you don't know if it's good, or even how good.

7. You have to learn to accept things and let go.

Once you submit your application to the program, there is nothing else you can do. The next few months of sitting and waiting for the results really shake your faith in yourself. You go through periods of forgetting, but then someone brings it up and the stress comes back. It could literally go either way and there is no way to know, so it's best to just forget until you get that letter.

8. Everyone talks about their friend in the nursing program.

There's always the person who talks about their friend who already started the program. You figure out what their grades and scores were to try and see how you compare and if you even qualify to get in. In reality, you have no clue and can't ever tell.

9. You spend more time figuring out your schedule for the next semester than any other major.

You have to pick out all the right classes and make sure you hit all your prerequisites and give yourself time to study in your free time. You don't want to overload on classes and not have enough time to complete all your assignments. You need those A's to boost your GPA.

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