Hi! I am replying to your question wondering if you should apply to nursing school.
I am currently in my 4th year of nursing school. I will not graduate this May, but have one more semester after this one. It has been an extremely long and hard road to go down, but I have survived! If I can do it, trust me, anyone can.
I went through an associate degree program first, so I am already an RN. I have been for about a year now.
For my entire life, at least as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse. Nothing else seemed "me", I just always thought of myself as a nurse and nothing else. The human body always fascinated me, and helping people was what I wanted to do for my entire life.
Do I regret it? No. would I do it over again if I was just graduating high school? Probably not.
There are days I wonder and have to think VERY VERY hard why I went into this. Because sometimes it's not so clear to me what my purpose as being a nurse is. It gets hard, frustrating, demanding, overwhelming, and emotionally draining. The pay isn't all that great, and the hours suck!
However, there are days I am reminded. I will go into work, not wanting to of course, but when I get there I will have one special patient. Someone who is just overjoyed that I am there, and thanks me again and again for being such a great nurse and was so happy I was there for that time.
It's those times that I am reminded why I went into this, and why I am going to stay into it. It's a wonderful thing, being a nurse. When someome asks me what I do, I respond very proudly "I am a nurse". It's a difficult profession to be in, but worth it. Touching peoples' lives, well that's something no amount of money is worth. Having someone thank you for being so kind, having someone tell you their time in the hospital was made better just because of you.... it's a feeling I can't even explain.
So should you apply? If you truly want to be a nurse, love helping people, and you are compassionate and nice and have patience, then YES!!!!!!!! Do it! You will be great for the job! However realize that the hours aren't the best, the pay isn't that great for what you have to do, and sometimes your co-workers and/or Doctor's can be a pain to get along with. But going through all that is worth it, once you get that one patient that truly looks into your eyes and you can tell how thankful they are that you were there!