Quote from ShaynaSmart
Also, today we were practicing our injections and my teacher asked us, "Are you ready for your clinicals?" We all kind of said yes, apprehensively and she said, "Well, you'll get to find out if this is what you want to do for the rest of your life." And a few weeks ago, she said some students make it through to their 3rd or 4th semester and decide it isn't what they wanted to do and drop out and experience the same dread I experienced on my way to work at the nursing homes, but she's never discussed the fact that if the hospital freaks us out, there's a hundred other nursing occupations we could go into. Has anyone else had a teacher that hasn't discussed this with them?
LISTEN TO ME, please.
will decide if nursing is right for you or not, it is not your instructors decision to decide that for you. To me it sounds like she was trying to intimidate some of the students and yourself. I personally wouldn't buy into this advice, as honest as it may be, it can crush one's self-esteem and self-confidence. You do what's right for you. You wanna be a nurse? Go be a nurse. Instructors will and often do "test" their students strength in character. And, trust me, they will test you. Some of them have a funny way in doing it, some better than others. Some see it as a way of weeding out the weaker students from the strong ones in the pack. It happens. You hang on to what you believe in and have faith in yourself. If need be, prove to your instructor that you are capable and willing to learn. Because, you are worth it. Your education is it worth it.
Yes, like the others have mentioned. First semester clinicals involve CNA-like duties. But, that is only one fraction of what needs to be learned in being a nurse. There is so much more to that. You are in your first semester of nursing school. To me, it is far to early to judge and summarize what a nurse does or not just from one semester of school.
I hope you feel better venting this out and I hope this helps.
By the way, I'm not bashing instructors.