Does anyone ENJOY nursing school? - page 2

This question may be just ridiculous but... Does ANYONE out there actually enjoy nursing shool? There are so many threads about how hard and awful it is, about how little sleep you get, about how... Read More

  1. by   MaggieJo
    I love nursing school, but LIFE is very tough right now. I'm a single mom, so I've got all of these other worries on top of nursing school. Ya know, they made nursing school to be your single focus. In fact, we had advisors tell us that if we had other obligations then we didn't need to be there. :angryfire That really made me angry... Anyway, that's off the subject. School itself is great!!! Lectures are usually very interesting and clinicals are extremely challenging and enjoyable. It's just the other things that's going on in my life that make school so hard. I think, that if you were to look closely at the lives of the other people here, that's probably also what makes school so tough for them. It's not that we don't enjoy nursing school or the career that we've chosen for ourselves. It's just hard to do 15 page assessments, drug cards, care plans, research papers, etc... when you have a three year old hanging on to your arm screaming, and you're trying to figure out how you are going to pay bills.... sigh.... sorry, I guess this became more of a vent for me.. Anyway, traditional students seem to do very well as long as they keep their focus on school. The point of this whole reply, is, YES, I do enjoy nursing school. And I believe that it is worth all of the hard work. I would recommend that ANYONE (traditional or non-trad) go through nursing school if that's what you want to do.
    -Maggie
  2. by   suzy253
    Yes, absolutely love it.
    I was so happy to be accepted; found it so interesting and was absorbing everything like a sponge. We had wonderful instructors my freshman year. They went out of their way to help you when you weren't clear on things. Of course there were some very stressful days, like exams, return demos in the NAL, clinicals, etc. but you're there to learn. Last day of freshman class we met with our junior-year instructors and they scared the **** out of us but we have heard from other students that they are great instructors as well. Guess we've just gotten used to our freshman instructors so new faces, new personalities, etc., we got kind of shaken up.

    I can't wait to go back to school in August and see what's in store for us. It will be much more intense but I'm up to the challenge. Plus I'll get a stripe on my plain-white nursing cap! :chuckle
  3. by   jonnygirl27
    Its REALLY hard--but I adore nursing school.
  4. by   cherokeesummer
    I did enjoy the first semester. The next semester will be starting on July 6th and I'm nervous about that but hey, I will take it as it comes. I Love my classmates and although we are supposed to get a few more, at least I know that my current ones and I get along great, we work well together and learn well together.

    It was fun and I didn't miss any time from school which was amazing!
  5. by   jenrninmi
    For the most part, I do enjoy nursing school a lot! I've never learned so much as I have in these past few months. It is stressful though, don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't want to be going to school for anything else.
  6. by   JoniL&DRN
    Quote from MaggieJo
    I love nursing school, but LIFE is very tough right now. I'm a single mom, so I've got all of these other worries on top of nursing school. Ya know, they made nursing school to be your single focus. In fact, we had advisors tell us that if we had other obligations then we didn't need to be there. :angryfire That really made me angry... Anyway, that's off the subject. School itself is great!!! Lectures are usually very interesting and clinicals are extremely challenging and enjoyable. It's just the other things that's going on in my life that make school so hard. I think, that if you were to look closely at the lives of the other people here, that's probably also what makes school so tough for them. It's not that we don't enjoy nursing school or the career that we've chosen for ourselves. It's just hard to do 15 page assessments, drug cards, care plans, research papers, etc... when you have a three year old hanging on to your arm screaming, and you're trying to figure out how you are going to pay bills.... sigh.... sorry, I guess this became more of a vent for me.. Anyway, traditional students seem to do very well as long as they keep their focus on school. The point of this whole reply, is, YES, I do enjoy nursing school. And I believe that it is worth all of the hard work. I would recommend that ANYONE (traditional or non-trad) go through nursing school if that's what you want to do.
    -Maggie
    What you instructor said was just HARSH! Hey lets face it... there are A LOT more people with obligations than without. I myself have three kiddies and they know that they are never second to anything BUT school does require a lot of mom's time. I admire you (and all those other single mom's out there) for seeking something out and going for it! Your child (ren) will benefit from your example and you will feel that much more accomplished when you are pinned! Good luck to you. And vent whenever you want!
  7. by   GPatty
    I thoroughly enjoyed my LPN program.
    Now I am in my BSN program (starting in August) :chuckle and I am soooo ready for it to start!
    I'm excited and fearful at the same time.
    I know I will enjoy it but someparts I won't. I'll deal with those as they come!
  8. by   Tweety
    There were some good times mainly because of my fellow students. There were some exciting times, it was a totally new adventure for me. But for the most part it was an exhausting grind because I had to work. So overall I would have to say no. I didn't "enjoy" it. I got through it, tolerated it, and some great experiences, but it wasn't a joyful experience.
  9. by   MaggieJo
    Quote from rn2be_joni
    What you instructor said was just HARSH! Hey lets face it... there are A LOT more people with obligations than without. I myself have three kiddies and they know that they are never second to anything BUT school does require a lot of mom's time. I admire you (and all those other single mom's out there) for seeking something out and going for it! Your child (ren) will benefit from your example and you will feel that much more accomplished when you are pinned! Good luck to you. And vent whenever you want!

    Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I really needed that tonight. (Guess you could tell by my last post, huh?) :kiss
    Thanks,
    -Maggie

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