So I promise that I'm not starting this post for pats on the back or anything. I'm starting it because I'm genuinely doubting the "awesomeness" of my nursing program.
I am a month away from completing my ADN program. Everyone always talks about how hard nursing school
is, but I feel like I've yet to encounter the "hard" part. Yes, there's a lot of information, but I haven't found any of it to be overly difficult. I spent over $1000 on books and I've opened maybe 3 of them. I came into my program with a 4.0 and so far, I still have it, and not by the skin of my teeth. I've gotten level 3s on every ATI test thrown at me so far. I have not given up any of my social life for school, in fact, I have skipped class to attend one of my children's school functions. I work part time too.
My program has a very good reputation, but what terrifies me is that I feel like there is something wrong with it - that something is lacking, and I'm going to graduate, and (hopefully) find a job, and reality will hit and I will fail miserably.
I'm really not trying to rub anything in. I'm not looking for anyone to say; "Oh, you're so lucky," or "You're so smart!" blah, blah, blah. I'm looking for someone else out there to say they feel the same way too...