Title says it all. I'm a junior in a BSN program and I've been really struggling. I'm taking med-surg, community health nursing and nursing research. I'm pretty sure I failed my first med-surg quiz even though I studied for DAYS for it... turns out I studied the wrong things
I just need some advice. Lately, I just want to give up on nursing school for now, work as a CNA and then go back later on. I'm sick of studying and being in school and having no life... I want to begin my life already, you know? Nursing school gives me depression lol although I do know without a shadow of a doubt that nursing is right for me.
I'm sick of having no money, but I know that I wouldn't have much being a CNA either, but at the same time, I don't work during the school year, despite trying to find a job (haven't been successful yet) and it really lowers my self esteem. So, I feel like I'd feel better about myself if I at least worked or something.
Anyways, in Summary:
I just need some advice on what really PUSHES you to keep going when you feel like giving up, throwing the towel in and withdrawing from your classes. Every nursing student has been there. I've been there a lot during nursing school, but never like this. It's like every day I have to force myself to study, force myself to prepare for clinicals, force myself to read, etc etc. I hate going to class because the classmates are totally made up of cliques and every day I ask myself why I'm putting myself through this this crazy stressful/hard program.
I'm just really struggling to find the fire and motivation that I had before. So...what does it for you? Help?