Too many Negative remarks regarding Nursing School here!! Stop the discouragement!! - page 6

I can already imagine what responses I'll get....But anyway...I and im sure, alot of other people who are pursuing a degree in Nursing are tired of some of the remarks that are made on this site... Read More

  1. by   Works2xs
    Nursing school was hard. Demanding. And ultimately a great experience. If it were easy, then completing it wouldn't have been much of an accomplishment. Add to that the great people that I met while in school and still have the blessings of their continued friendship and I'd say that all in all, it was a pretty good deal.

    Hard does not equal hell. I've seen hell and nursing school aint it.

    ... I now return you to your regularly scheduled venting....
  2. by   tddowney
    Quote from nicoleg
    I have started 3 years nusing program 1 month ago. I think that to trully understand what the nursing school is, you have to be a nursing student. Before I have started the program, I thought:"Seven units, no big deal. I have done great in school and I will do the same in the nursing school". Well, turned out to be sort of different. Although I feel that I'm on the top of things, 7 units feels like at least 15. A lot of people in my class are falling behind. I have no life. The only thing that I do is read my Fundamentals book and the only fun thing I watch are the Fundamentals DVDs. It is hard. I want to have a life, but I can't. If I don't read my book, I feel guilty. 1 month that I have spent in school feels like 3 months at least.
    So, I think that people who are trying to get into nursing should know how it is. But to trully understand a nursing student you have to be the nursing student.
    Bottom line is we are prepping for a career in which errors can kill patients.

    So, would you want someone who skated through an easy course of study to have that kind of control over you or a family member, at a time of great vulnerability?

    Yes, there are times when I resent having no free time to speak of, but overall, I'm having a very good and challenging time in an accelerated program.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    And so, what does the OP have to say, now that the thread is 7 pages long?
  4. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    And so, what does the OP have to say, now that the thread is 7 pages long?
    I asked on page 4 and still no response.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    And so, what does the OP have to say, now that the thread is 7 pages long?

    I was noticing the same thing.......
  6. by   RN BSN 2009
    yes it's hard but you'll make it through!
  7. by   TrudyRN
    I'm sorry you are discouraged but I think running into this now is probably good training for the world of work. You will encounter a whole lot of negativity out there in the real world. Toughen up a bit, friend.
  8. by   TrudyRN
    [quote=Maverick80]i found this on allnurses a few years ago searching around..
    i read it every now and then and chuckle at it's truthness...

    Top 10 Subtle Differences Between Nursing School and Hell

    1. You wouldn't tell a friend to go to nursing school.
    2. You know there are hot women/men in Hell.
    3. You only have to sell your soul to get into Hell.
    4. People smile in Hell.
    5. Hell is forever. Nursing school just seems like it.
    6. At least you can sleep in Hell.
    7. You can't flunk out of Hell.
    8. It is more fun getting into Hell.
    9. Everyone has heard of Hell.
    10. It doesn't rain in Hell.

    Smiles, fun, and sleep in Hell? What's your reference, LOL?
  9. by   DianeMyra
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    And so, what does the OP have to say, now that the thread is 7 pages long?
    LOL, but as of your posting, it's only 28 hours old. Give her time, she may be busy looking for different career options.
  10. by   fd5151
    Quote from GregCP, RN
    I've been with my wife for 6 years...no kids. I've come to the conclusion that RN school made me sterile. In additon, my hair started to thin, I've gained weight, and became a borderline alcoholic. OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S BEEN A HELL OF A RIDE! GOOD LUCK IN NURSING SCHOOL! :wink2:
    :roll
    Cheers,
    that was absolutely hilarious! I can sympathize, i have had the issues with the hairloss and my treadmill has now become a very expensive clothes hanger!!!
  11. by   fd5151
    Quote from TazziRN
    You are a non-student telling students not to vent about how hard school is. This is much like students telling us nurses with experience not to vent about what happens at work because we're scaring the students. Wait until you're a student and then you have the right to comment on how other students vent. This is a place for people who are going through things to VENT. If you don't want to hear it, wait until you are a student before you read them.
    I agree, the most useful advice i recieved is that be prepared for the fact that you may contemplate wanting to quit often - now that i know the feeling is to be expected and shared by others - i can just deal with the stress and know that i am not alone and that i don't have to give in on the days where i want to. It may not sound like positive advice that she is receiving but in the end it will be the most helpul - it's just a reality check!!!
  12. by   HyperRNRachel
    Quote from RNsoon!
    I can already imagine what responses I'll get....But anyway...I and im sure, alot of other people who are pursuing a degree in Nursing are tired of some of the remarks that are made on this site regarding Nursing school! It's already stressful for many of us who are trying to get into a program and to hear such things like " when will this end," "15 people dropped out of my Nursing class last semester!!,"etc makes it even more stressful for us! Nursing school is not easy , but Im sure it's not "Hell." I have known many people who applied and got accepted into Nursing school with a 2.7.Uhmmmm, thats "pretty average Joe" to me and hey, they're pretty good Nurses now.
    Honest. When I applied to nursing school the lowest GPA for acceptance was a 3.8, nursing school is stressful (I filed for divorce....several times), 1/2 of the class did not graduate.

    My 16 year old daughter is looking into the top nursing school in the nation, and she was told by the school......do not apply if you have less than a 3.8 GPA.
  13. by   Aradien
    Quote from hyperstudent
    Honest. When I applied to nursing school the lowest GPA for acceptance was a 3.8, nursing school is stressful (I filed for divorce....several times), 1/2 of the class did not graduate.

    My 16 year old daughter is looking into the top nursing school in the nation, and she was told by the school......do not apply if you have less than a 3.8 GPA.
    Which school IS the top nursing school in the nation?

    Just curious. :wink2:

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