I think she was referring to the time frame. Two years really isn't
that long (regardless of whether on no this is the hardest thing most of us will ever do) most people that get a 2-year degree can not do much with it. I got a A.A. when I transferred to the UC to start the BSN program I am in. No one could give a whoop. Most people now a days need AT LEAST a bachelors degree to get a desirable job, no mater what it is, you have a lot more options. However, with nursing you can get a very desirable, well paying job in "just" two years. Not to discredit any nurses or nursing students, I am doing it too and it is hard as h-e- double hockey sticks.
I know how irritating it can be though. People run into me and ask me if I am almost done with nursing school
. I have to tell them that I just started the program and they are like "what is taking so long" kind of thing. People do not realize you do not just sign up for nursing classes. Not only do you have to apply but you have pre-reqs and if you are going for a BSN you have even more of them and have general transfer classes on top of that (not that you do not know all this because you did it all yourself too)
Try not to let every little thing bother you. Some people are just ignorant, others may be jealous because you are taking the incentive to better your life (as well as others in the future).
I am always careful to use the word "just". I work as an M.A. and was talking to the FNP about a phone conversation I had with a receptionist at anther medical office. The woman on the other end did not know what I asking for and I told the FNP something along the lines of "Well, she is just the receptionist" and he said "be careful saying that. Some one could say you are just
a Medical Assistant" (which I have seen on this board and I now know how it feels) I never want to be just
a nurse and when I become a midwife I do not want to be just
a midwife. No one is just
anything when they are doing their best. Just like the lady is not just
a pharm tech, although it is tempting to say since the situation irritating.
Maybe nursing school was easy for her girls. I think they are making it harder. I know my teacher said they are making the NCLEX harder....