Having a boyfriend while in nursing school.... - page 5

Hi folks, I'm in my last semester of core classes (Micro). I expect to enter nursing school in the Fall of 2007. I'm not dating anyone seriously right now but I would really like to have a... Read More

  1. by   OhBoy123
    My boyfriend is my biggest supporter in nursing school. If you can find someone who will love and support you through some of the hardest, most stressful times in your life and then have someone to celebrate with it when you get a good grade, finish one more semester, and eventually graduate then I would say absolutely go for it!!!heartbeat
  2. by   jla623
    Plenty of people do it. Granted, it is harder when you are in nursing school, but it's possible. They just need to be supportive of you and not get upset when you have to stay in and study.

    I do think it might be a little easier going through nursing school with nobody else to worry about, but I wouldn't change the way things are for a second. I'm just sure to give my boyfriend extra attention on the days that I am locked up reading for 8 hours .
  3. by   missjennmb
    I didn't read all the posts, but I'll tell you what I tell my son all the time.

    1) you find the better mate when you're not looking, than when you're actively looking, because it will be that "one" that you just can't help but be around and think about, even though you have other commitments (I speak from vast experience on this after a failed marriage and many failed relationships...finding "the one" when I no longer 'wanted' to...he's my soulmate and my best friend and we've been near blissful for the past 5 years)


    2) In order to get anywhere in life, you need to have your education, whatever field it is in. NOBODY should come between you and your education. NOTHING should take priority over getting it, especially if you are still young enough to start off with a clean slate, without prior commitments. Your education should be paramount, before guys or friends or anything, regardless of the field. It may be possible to do all of the above, but in the order of priorities, school MUST come first. If your friends and guy friends are truly thus, they will understand that. If not, well the education is something that will never go away and will be so good for you when you DO find the right one.


    So I guess... no, I would not actively seek a serious relationship before I finished college, if I could do it all over again. Really, I would not actively seek one ever. I would just live my life, enjoy my friends and family, and enjoy every moment, every person, every success. Actively seek friendships, not relationships, and you never know what may happen. Relationships will come and go, and if its really 'the one' that you should get serious with, I don't think you'll need to come to the message boards for input about it.

    Good luck in nursing school!
  4. by   tachybradyRN
    My boyfriend and I have been together almost two years; we got together exactly one year before I started school. Though I've had moments during which I was stressed and yelled at him and everyone else and pulled away, he's been supportive enough to realize this is temporary and really for my betterment. Our relationship has never been stronger, and we're surviving nursing school just fine.
  5. by   shrimpchips
    It is very possible if you have the right guy and he has patience. I just got into the nursing program and I start this fall so I really haven't done any nursing classes yet BUT all last year I did nothing but study my butt off so that I could make it into nursing school this year.

    He was totally cool with it. And he understands that I won't really have time or anything. Last year him and I would just laze around doing hw/studying or I would be studying in his room while he was playing computer games or something, and it worked out just fine. Actually I think I study better with him around. But I'm sure that will be a little different this year. Just make sure that you man understands that school is your top priority and that failure isn't an option. Nursing is waaaaaaay more demanding than most other majors.
  6. by   chevyv
    Go for it if you can handle it! Just remember, you have to prioritize and he needs to understand that. If you find someone who can stick it out while your a student, you can weather just about anything. Good luck
  7. by   N4SomeFun
    It is possible to have a boyfriend in nursing school, but it is going to have to be someone very patient and understanding. Remember for right now school comes FIRST!

    That being said, I don't think that it is a good idea to be actively looking for someone while in school. If it happens, it happens! But be sure that if they are not understanding of the time commitment you have already made to school then it is not worth it.
  8. by   rnmomtobe2010
    I am going to say this...Having a boyfriend in nursing school does not mean you cannot be successful. Most of the ppl on this site have boyfriends, kids, husbands, etc... If you have someone in your corner for motivation and who will support you no matter what, there is nothing wrong with having someone in your life. Sometimes a cheerleader is always good to have when you feel like you cannot make it. Even if it's not a boyfriend, it can just be a special friend.
  9. by   Skeletor
    Quote from rnmomtobe2010
    I am going to say this...Having a boyfriend in nursing school does not mean you cannot be successful. Most of the ppl on this site have boyfriends, kids, husbands, etc... If you have someone in your corner for motivation and who will support you no matter what, there is nothing wrong with having someone in your life. Sometimes a cheerleader is always good to have when you feel like you cannot make it. Even if it's not a boyfriend, it can just be a special friend.
    or a study buddy...

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