I am still a pre-nursing student, getting close to 40 years old and hoping to apply this spring.
The one thing that worries me the most about nursing school
is the long days - clinical being 3 days in a row and each a 12 hour shift. I know this is what many nurses work once employed. I have never worked that long a shift, plus I will be commuting for at least 2 hours a day if I get accepted into a nursing program. Moving is not an option.
How do I prepare myself for this? Right now I am working my way up to walking a lot - I set up a treadmill desk, but how do you go 3 days in a row and actually not feel awful, sore and exhausted?
I am not employed now, and have been a stay at home mom for years...so this increased level of activity is going to be really difficult. I am working on getting in shape, so I hope it helps and of course eating well and taking care of my body!