I had soo many setbacks that I didn't even THINK I was going to get into my program. When I got in, I didn't even believe I got in. I went to the orientation, and still thought that I didn't know whether I would be able to endure in the program...this is coming from a LPN, mind you...as a May 2012 BSN grad and NEW RN grad, I made it. I start as a new grad in a PICU in 2 weeks...I still get those tiny thoughts...but then I realized that I WILL make it. I didn't have the stars in my eyes, yes...I wanted to be a nurse since the age of 5-mind you, I REALLY wanted to be one after the nurse gave a rude bar fighter a needle in his tush...this was when they still had big metal needles...this was like 1986, lol...the nurse let me follow her around while my sister was in the ER and I'm sure seeing my sister getting held down would've been more traumatic, so I thank that nurse wherever she is
-but it was still based in reality. So where you are at is not necessarily a bad thing...keep at it, run your own race...once you hit that clinical floor, see where you stand...if you like it, enjoy the ride...study hard, and keep being you...and if you still like pediatric rehab, then by all means go for it
. When I started our in my studies, I wanted a job that would be two specialties, work 3 12s and every third weekend...almost 13 years later, I will be achieving that goal...so whatever you do, just know you can do it on your own terms, and still be content.