I have said this on my other posts but am pretty new to posting to the "Student Nursing " section. I am 26, live in Pittsburgh, PA am married and have a BS degree in Agricultural Science. I have most of the requisites for nursing school all ready and am currently trying to finish up a few pre-req's like Psych, Anatomy & Phys., etc. I begin my first class in a few days. I work fulltime during the day and will take the bulk of my pre-req.s in the evenings. After being laid off from an Information Tech. company I am now working as a secretary in a very small sales office to pay for nursing school.
The reason I am writing is because I am wondering if any of you, especially the more mature gals that are going into nursing, have had situations like I am going to describe.
I am really tired of people telling me "you don't want to go into nursing". For example, I was talking with one of my co-workers today who asked me about the classes I am taking. I told him that I am in pre-nursing and he immeadiately chimmed in with reasons not to go into nursing. How "I may have the personality for it now, but he'd like to see me in 5 years", etc. As if making him coffee and doing his typing is my dream job.
I have a lot of support from family members and even people that I used to work with at my last job are excited that I'm going back to school and think that I will make a good nurse but it's really frustrating dealing with people who upon hearing "nursing school" go on rants and raves and tell me that I don't want to be a nurse.
Has this happened to any of you out there? I'm really excited about going back to school but when I run into these people it brings me down. Any good rebutals out there?