Alright. Let me preface this by saying that I have worked *extremely* hard to get where I am right now with no help... I work full time, attend school full time, I am winding down the semester with one left to go and then graduation...
What's the problem?
I have no desire to be a nurse anymore.
Everything that I've seen in nursing school
reinforces that nurses are underpaid and not respected. In fact, the nurses I've seen mostly act like waitresses to the doctors, scurrying around to get them things and cleaning up after them as if they've suddenly developed polio and cannot move their arms or legs.
Isn't there more to being a nurse than passing meds and answering call bells? Is that all it is? I haven't seen any sort of creative problem solving, critical thinking, haven't seen anyone have any FUN...
So yeah, I've worked hard to get here. It would be stupid not to finish. But what's the point of finishing to have a career that I will be miserable in, like all the nurses I have worked with thus far?
The only reason why I didn't walk off the floor at clinical last night and go home was that I had a friend ride with me, and I was her only way home.
Nursing school makes me feel like binge drinking.
Has anyone else ever gone through this?