I'm thinking of dropping out

  1. I hate to put a damper on things, but I think I've come to the conclusion that I'll be dropping out of nursing class. The stress that a student goes through is just not worth it. I cannot understand why nursing classes has to be this way. I went through four years of school to get to this point and now I'm backing out. I wish there was an easier way to become a nurse. I just hope I'm making the right decision. Thanks again for letting me vent. Bye to you all.
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  3. by   gotosleep
    Do you think it really is that difficult? Wow, that sure is a big decision to make after "four years" of preparation.
  4. by   2MagnoliaTrees
    I wanted to quit every day I went to school. My Mom finally said "FINE, go tomorrow and turn in your books and then go find something else to do with your life. Needless to say I finished school and I'm very glad I did.
  5. by   Dublin37
    you just finish out the semester? Maybe you can take off one semester and think it through. There's so many different jobs you can take with an RN that aren't too stressful. Gosh I feel for you Ask yourself if you really love what you are doing (even if it is stressful right now) or are going to be doing. If you don't, don't torture yourself, find what you do love. I used to teach 8th grade history and to everyone's surprize, I didn't want to go back to it. I put in at least 3 years extra for that! Ah well, you've got to do what you love. Just take your time making that decision. Heather
  6. by   spineCNOR
    Ditto to what 2magnoliatrees said -- during my BSN program I wanted to quit every day, but I didn't, and I'm now glad I stuck it out. If you really want to be a nurse don't give up, just take things one day at a time, because that's all you can do. Believe it or not, many people who are nurses today felt the same way all through school that you feel right now.

    You have to do what is right for you, just don't make a hasty decision now that you'll regret later.

    Peace,
    CC
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by barb wilson
    i hate to put a damper on things, but i think i've come to the conclusion that i'll be dropping out of nursing class. the stress that a student goes through is just not worth it. i cannot understand why nursing classes has to be this way. i went through four years of school to get to this point and now i'm backing out. i wish there was an easier way to become a nurse. i just hope i'm making the right decision. thanks again for letting me vent. bye to you all.
    this is a personal decision but i would think it all through before i quit.

    what seems to be the specific stressor?


    all the best to you and we are here for support.
  8. by   Robin61970
    It's a tough decision to make and I have had days where I have wanted to quit and I'm not even in the nursing program yet. I try to deal with a day at a time. You know what you need to do for you in your life though so weigh your options and I hope you are happy with your decision.
  9. by   recnurse1
    Barb... did you see the post I made about Excelsior College... maybe that's the way you need to go... addy is www.excelsior.edu check it out!
  10. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    Barb...i am with you...

    school is so annoying and it seems as though it will never end...i have thought about quitting almost every day - mostly because i don't agree w/ the ideolgy of the program i am in...also because it is really straining my marriage...and becuase my house is a mess, oh - and - i never see or talk to my old friends and there is NO WAY on GOD's green earth that i'll ever get all of the reading done...

    then, i think about all of the work i have done to get this far...how good i feel about myself when i put on my "school of nursing" t-shirt...i think about the friends i have already made...i think about the opportunities that lie ahead...i realize that there is support here to get through just about any struggle...and i just know i want to be a nurse...

    whatever you decide...i hope it is from a place of making a choice for your highest good...which may or may not be nursing...only you know...

    good luck
    sarah
  11. by   researchrabbit
    I had one VERY BAD clinical rotation with a miserable professor. The rest were fine (note -- not easy; tiring and long with everything else I had to do). I only wanted to quit that one semester. Try to pinpoint what is so difficult and stressful and maybe you are having your bad semester now? You've invested a lot of time; you might also talk to a professor at your school whom you trust and admire.
  12. by   RNConnieF
    I spent every day for two years living for semester break. I wanted to quit every day too. Some times I wonder how I ever survived the stress of working full time, school full time, and 4 kids. Now every day I pat myself on the back for staying with it. If nursing is for you you'll find some way to survive, we all did.
  13. by   dstudent
    Good Luck in your decision and all the best in what ever you decide to do.
  14. by   RNIAM
    I have said this to another person who is already wanting to quit. Wait until November before you decide. Mid-terms will be over and you will see whether you can handle it or not. what ever you decide I hope it is the best for you.
    Good Luck!

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