It's official, I dropped out today.

  1. It was a very hard decision to make, but ultimately I feel it was the right one at this time. I dropped both nursing courses and the A&P I. I thought about trying to finish the A&P and hope to get a C, but I don't know that I could have done that so I didn't want to take any chances.

    I feel relieved now, but kind of sad also. In the next few years, once the kids are in school, maybe I will reapply to nursing school and in the meantime, I will go back to work and try to enjoy my kids alittle more.

    Thanks everyone for all of your support.

    I wish everyone in school and attempting to get in Good Luck!!!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Beach_RN
    Debi... Sorry to hear about your decision, as you said, it was not an easy one..

    Sometime the timing is just not right, and we need to step back, take a deep breath and reevaluate things..

    If Nursing is what you want to do...like you said tray again in a few years! You might be surprised, it might be a whole diffrent experience.

    Until Then.... Good luck!!!

    Brenda
  4. by   NurseDixie
    studentdeb,
    I am in my 2nd year associate degree RN program, my grades were in the low 70's and I was afraid that I would not be able to bring them up to passing and would end up failing. But, you see, I already failed one semester in the 1st year(my husband had a heart attack and open heart surg, I missed 2 wks of school). We cannot get back into the program if we fail twice, so that's why I made the decision to drop, so I can go back when the new semester starts in January. I felt awful, like a failure, but there are quite a few in my class that are failing. We have 2 new instructors this semester and they are doing a fine job, but a lot of the students are blaming them for using the old teacher's tests. I really don't know what my problem was, but the day I talked with my advisor about my situation and she said that I made the right decision and all, it seemed like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. I love school, though. I am 46 years old and I think sometimes that it is harder for me because of the age thing.
    Oh, well, don't feel so bad, you can always go back and finish when it's right for you. Good luck in all you do.
  5. by   soon2bLPN
    studentdeb, I am very sorry to hear that you dropped out. I know things are hard when you have little ones. I have 3 of my own and nursing school is really a challenge. Sometmes you just have to do what is right for you at the time.
  6. by   Mkue
    studentdeb, I hate to see you go... . I understand completely your decision.. years ago I tried to go back to college when my boys were toddlers and it just didn't work.. I didn't even get as far as signing up for classes.. it was too agonizing and I had to work for the insurance... Maybe there will be a better time for you in the future, I HOPE SO !!

    Take Care and let us know how you are doing !:kiss :angel2:
  7. by   WV Hillbilly RN
    This is for Deb and for DGFuturenurse...... I am 26 years old, wife and mother. I am in my second year of an associate degree. I am doing ok, but I am worn out. Here's the thing..... my mom is 56. She was going to nursing school too, and we were supposed to graduate. She had to drop last week. We were devistated, but she had to. She spent all her time studying and never doing anything for herself or her family. She lost 20 pounds in a month, and almost ended up in the hospital. She tried so hard, and when she dropped out she felt like such a failure...... but she isn't and neither are you guys. I am proud of you all for going and doing it. It is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but if it takes forever, I am gonna do it. I want to pass some of my determination along to you. Do this for you, yea, take a breather, but don't give up. Hang in there, and PRAY. That is all that is getting me through and I thank God for giving me the strength to study and care for a husband, a house, a child, and work part time. I will graduate in May without my mom, but like I told her, we get to have 2 parties now, instead of 1.......only a year apart. Look at the bright side of things and come back! We need y'all... Love and prayers to you both.
  8. by   studentdeb
    I want to thank everyone for your kind posts. I do feel like a weight has been lifted, but I still feel a bit sad. I will see what happens over the next few months and see if I want to go back again, maybe next fall.

    It was very hard to do, that's for sure, but I know in the long run, it was the right move.

    Thanks again!!
  9. by   emily_mom
    So sorry to hear of your decision. I wish you the best and hope to see you around here...
  10. by   AmyHall
    Debi - I was in the nursing program about 7 years ago and couldn't handle it - working full time, 2 year old & 4 month old (at the time). Now I finally got to quit my job and go back. Kids are in school and I'm really really enjoying it now! Hang in there. If its what you really want, you can do it when the time is right!!

    Take care - Amy
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by mkue
    studentdeb, I hate to see you go... .
    ACK! You're not leaving allnurses, are you? No reason for that now! Just think, you can get your nurse fix through us until you decide you're ready to go back to school!

    I know it was a hard decision to make, but it already sounds as if you feel good about it. I wish you well!

    Heather
  12. by   Motivated, SN
    Debi,

    It was sad to read your post; but I do understand. I haven't even
    gotten into my nursing courses yet, and I've had to drop too for a couple of reasons. But, I'm going back next semester to a different school. I'm anxious to get through school, but reading your post made me re-evaluate over-loading myself. After I dropped I also felt like I didn't want to come to allnurses because I didn't belong; but there are a lot of caring, supportive people here. Nursing students are all ages and you still have time; when its right for you. Good luck to you.
  13. by   baseline
    Everyone has the occasional false start.....the next time will be a charm. Nursing school is sort of all consuming.....and so are small children! When the time is right....you'll be back!!!!!! In the meantime hang out here! After awhile you may decide on psych!
  14. by   maureeno
    Deb, I heard a wise saying something like: you can have it all, just not all at once! Enjoy your children now and remember our working lives are long [and getting longer]. Rest easy with your difficult decision.

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