Today, I was venting to my friend's mom (Pediatric nurse practitioner) about nursing school (I'm in my first semester, need I say more?). She reassured me that I'd get the hang of things and that nursing school will be over someday. She also said that she found grad school easier than her undergrad years for these reasons:
1) It's usually concentrated on a specialty, so it's easier to focus.
2) You've had experience working as a nurse.
3) You already know how nursing school, care plans
, and clinicals work.
4) Enrollment competition is stiff, but not nearly as abysmal as undergrad acceptance rates (in Houston, 150 out of about 2000-3000 applicants may enter each school each accepting semester).
5) There are more options for taking classes, such as online.
Do you find this to be accurate? I would not repeat my years of trying to get into nursing school for a king's ransom, and I'm hoping that getting my bachelor's or master's will be easier than the aforementioned arduous process.