I'm a first yr nursing student who's totally confused about the path I'm taking. I enjoy being a nurse because I enjoy taking care of the sick and needy but I'm not good at handling stress. I easily get stressed out. Nursing school
is stressed enough for me that I get sleepless nights and ended up getting headaches the next day. I also feel that I don't have critical thinking skills and don't act fast enough under stressful environment. I also have health issues when it comes to standing on my feet several hours a day. I get knee and back pain after 5 hours of clinical
. I really think I should drop but on the other hand, I want to find out how it's like being a nurse before I make that decision. Is nursing for me? So, my question is, what do you like about the job? What do you not like about nursing? How stressful is your day? Any comments and advice are welcomed!!!
Thanks so much!!!!