I'm not sure how it is in other parts of the nation but I live in California where BSN programs are highly impacted and very competitive. I put in a ton of work and effort to get into the program, and even more to get where I am today. I will be graduating with my BSN this year, but I am now second guessing whether or not nursing is for me and if it is something that I want to do for the rest of my life.
I had these thoughts in my second semester of the nursing program. I just don't find myself as excited as others about nursing. I constantly hear my classmates talking about how much they love it, I see posts on FB about how this is their dream job, passion, what they love to do, etc. I just don't feel that way. After thinking about it for a while and getting input from others, I decided to stick it through because I had done so much work to get where I am. I thought, "i'll get past it, maybe its just this semester/clinical site, i'll learn to love it," etc. Also, because of how highly competitive the programs are, I told myself I need to dedicate myself to getting through this program and graduating because if I drop out, thats one wasted that someone else who did everything they could to get in the program could have had.
But fast forward a year to where I am now...I still feel the same way. I'm not crazy about nursing. I'm not passionate about nursing. I want to do something related to sports/physical therapy, training, etc...I've found that's where my passion is...building my body/someone else's body up to its greatest potential. I guess the same idea can be applied to nursing (restoring their health to it's potential), but it doesn't give me the same satisfaction.
I will finish this program out and get my BSN, because quite frankly I am too far in to turn back now. So my question to you guys - what would you do in my shoes? Suck it up and work as an RN? (maybe I will grow to love it, who knows?)
Any idea of what other options might I have? Grad school for PT? Any cross-programs that I can utilize my nursing degree to do something similar?
I know this was long, but thanks for anyone who takes the time to read it & help me out.