First off, I'd like to say that I am currently in nursing school, and for the most part
, I am loving every minute of it! I'm really enjoying learning all there is to know about the profession and all there is to know about the science and skill of providing patients with the absolute best care that I can give 'em.
Nursing school is hard but not the kind of hard some people are afraid of. People have asked me if nursing school is as hard as people say it is or tell me that he or she could never get through nursing school because it just "seems so hard!" I like to explain to these people that nursing school is not hard, it is challenging
and challenging in a GOOD WAY! I tell them that I don't like to use the word hard
because it seems to scare people and repel them away from pursuing an awesome career in nursing. I like to replace that word with the word "challenging" because to me the word "challenging" is a much more appropriate and accurate description of nursing school. Nursing school is challenging
because although it can be downright demanding, tough, and extremely taxing at times, it can also be downright exciting, stimulating, and inspiring at the same time! I love learning what it means to be a "competent and prudent nurse" and although the work may be brutal at times, I know it's gonna be worth it in the end.
I explain to these people that if they think they might be interested in pursuing a career that involves constant learning and helping and teaching others - then they should put all fears aside and dive into the world of nursing HEAD FIRST (or is it feet first? I don't know just pick the phrase that's the best description; either way, just do it!)!
Now, with that being said - I have a "Part II" to this little soap box but I feel as though my ranting and raving has gone on long enough at this point. I've decided to give y'all a break
but just know, there is more to come
and read on if you want and go on if you don't!