I was talking to one of the nurses at work today and after telling her my schedule and that I will be starting nursing school
in August she asked me if I thought I could handle "all that" or if I thought that maybe I am trying to tackle too much. I will be working 9-5:30 wednesdays, thursdays and fridays 9-4:30 mondays and tuesdays and my classes will be 5-9pm monday and tuesday evenings with clinicals on Saturday 7-3:30pm. I know I will be busy and I have given up A LOT already to dedicate myself to my studies and work. I am not going into this thinking that this is going to be a blast. I figure many others must have done it or else my school would not have a schedule to even accomodate working students to begin with.
I guess I am so mad because I feel that who is this woman to tell me or attempt to tell me what my limitations are. Secondly, as a nurse I feel she should have been at least a little sympathetic/supportive. I guess maybe she feels that she knows first hand how difficult all this is so maybe she was giving me a heads up. I don't know. I just needed to vent...it's bad enough I am having a serious case of new student jitters. Thanks for listening.