1 year (semester) male nursing student having Doubts - page 2

Hi guys, I have a dilemma. I just entered my first semester of the acutal Nursing Courses/ school. I did all my prerequisites at a community college. now that i'm taking nursing courses, i'm having... Read More

  1. by   swatch007
    Quote from samschwinn
    KENNYBOY,
    HEY THERE, NURSING SCHOOL SUCKS AND THE TEACHERS THERE SUCK. i AM JUST FINISHING MY ADN AND LOVE NURSING BUT AM SCARED TO ENTER WITH SUCH A RESPONSIBILITY. YOU NEED TO STOP AND THINK WHY YOU WANT TO GO INTO NURSING. IT IS ALOT OF BULLCRAP TO GO THROUGH TO FIND OUT THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE NURSING. iF YOU LOVE NURSING IT IS WORTH IT AND THERE IS AN END IN SIGHT. I THINK YOU NEED TO STOP AND RE-EVALUATE BUT YOU BETTER AT LEAST FINISH THE FIRST SEMESTER, DONT SCREW YOURSELF OVER IN AN INSTANT.
    Pssstt... Don't yell here, Samschwinn (those caps indicated your tone). This court is in session. Yes, I agree; nursing school is sucks, but try to use those fancy words you know to replace the "sucks". So at least other people won't get the wrong impression that we are less intelligent here.
    Last edit by swatch007 on Oct 19, '07
  2. by   patwil73
    You have gotten a lot of encouragement and I would like to add a bit more - when I started nursing school I was one of two males. I had no (and I mean no) medical experience. I did not even know what acetaminophen was. I didn't enter nursing school because I felt a passion for it - I was basically looking for a stable job.

    However, as time went on, I learned more and more. The pressure of having someone's life in my hands made me more focused. Helping people gave me increased job satisfaction, and helped me make it through those tough times everyone experiences in their job.

    Now I have a position I love. I make a great salary in a very stable profession. I have the added benefit of being able to directly save lives (I run the code team along with the resident doctor). If you had asked me if I would be doing this, or love what I am doing, my first semester I would have laughed at you. At that time I felt as long as I was still working it would be a success.

    So please remember all the positives nursing offers. The negatives you have described fade (your knowledge will increase, you will get more comfortable with patients - and if you don't you can always do something in nursing that doesn't have much patient interaction). Give it some time - and explore here on allnurses all the different avenues nursing offers.

    Hope this helps,

    Pat
  3. by   leslymill
    Quote from Kennyboy117
    Hi guys,
    I I don't feel like i have the mind of a BSN nurse. I feel like they have so much critical thinking pressure. what should i do? Go to a ADN program? more hands on? Should I just not do nursing? ?
    You don't have the mind set of a nurse period. You won't have critical thinking skills till your well into your first year as a licensed nurse.
    Once you graduate the hands on of a ADN and a BSN are the same, as are the legal responsibilities. So far as it is easy than it was 20 years ago. Nursing isn't really easy period. I have heard instructors who taught in both ADN and BSN programs say they were more comfortable putting their ADN nurses at the bedside. The problem is BSN is more politically desirable as well as universally so.
    I say stick it out.Doubts are common.
    If you feel this way two years after getting your license I could be more objective about saying nursing isn't the choice for you. Since you have no passion for anything in particular, just give nursing your best shot.
    Because ...
    You will know you are NEEDED.
    I though cosmetologists were like psychiatrists and bartenders.
    I thought they listened more than socialized.
  4. by   november17
    I feel your pain. I was the only guy in a class of 50. Try to keep your head up, ignore the gossip, stay out of the cliques. You'll get through. ADN vs BSN ? Ha...stick with the BSN. You're at where you are at, and dropping down to an ADN isn't going to help much except maybe give you a new instructor
    Last edit by november17 on Oct 20, '07
  5. by   Kennyboy117
    Hi guys just want to update you. Long story short I've Been a nurse just over a year at a nursing home/ rehabilitation and it's going good! Ha! I didn't pass my Bsn program my 1st semester so did like another 50 students later. I ended up being a Cna for 2 years got into LPN school at a community college. I do exactly everything what an RN does even IVs I'm certified. Just not piccs or mid lines. I got into my schools LPN to ADn program and will start this summer. I plan to get my BSN online.

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