I have nearly finished my first year as a nursing student, its been an unsteady road surrounded by negativity. I have worked my butt off to study and progress academically as much as possible. Being in full time education, having placement and working whenever possible has been a struggle. However my education came first, no matter how little food i had in the fridge or little money i had in the bank, this degree comes first. So getting poor results on a assignment i spent two months writing is disheartening, seeking advice from different lecturers and librarians so that i can improve seemed like a waste of time.