I'm in my third quarter of RN school right now, and I'm finally coming to the point where I'm not sure if this is for me anymore. I've been a medical assistant for a few years prior and did not realize how different nursing is. I just don't like working with acute care and long-term care. I enjoy working in the health care field, but I prefer a less complicated and stressful setting. I just don't want to end up being a nurse who is not dedicated to his/her work which would be unfair to patients and coworkers. I find it difficult to make my decision on whether or not I should leave nursing school
because I've worked hard to get into the program, I continue to have an average of 3.8, and especially because of the fact that everyone tells me I will make more money as a nurse and have more opportunities. But I think money isn't everything, and as a medical assistant I have many opportunities and am able to perform a wide range of skills. I hate complaining, but I wish I could figure things out without people thinking I'm crazy for leaving such a great program (which is difficult to get into). I would love advice from anyone who is willing to share their thoughts :spin: thanks!