I'm in my first semester of nursing school. I HATE most of my instructors and the nonsense they put us through. It's like junior high + a lifetime movie + MTV all rolled into one. I think all the time about quitting because the catty, cranky, backstabbing, judgmental, hypocritical instructors don't just rub me the wrong way, they bring out my absolute worst.
On the other hand, I LOVE patients. Yes, even the cranky ones that make me frustrated and want to cry, and the ones that I leave at the end of the day and when I come back has passed away since then (making me have to do my care plan and assessment on a new patient again). I love learning the process and I can't wait to finish to go back to school to become an advanced practice nurse. I'm a very critical and creative thinker, so I'm one of those odd people that has no problem understanding HESI style questions, or prioritizing or any of that stuff.
Today I just felt defeated, depressed and down, so I googled "I hate nursing school" and of course there were only a zillion hits of current and former students at schools across the country saying that they hated it too! Now I know I'm not alone, and that my feelings are normal. There are fellow frustrated students that had problems too, but managed to succeed. So thank you, for not covering it with rainbows and unicorns, and just giving me (an admittedly far off) light at the end of the tunnel.
thanks for that. It's pretty obvious that you're one of those people that makes up the instructors we have as well as the majority of poor nurses in the profession that have an utter lack of respect for another human. You know, the ones that come in and just start asking questions or doing a procedure without an introduction or explanation?
It's such a shame that in such a caring profession we have to be so mean to each other, instead of supporting each other as a team.
Last edit by AnimalRescueNurse on Sep 22, '13
: Reason: clarification