I'm in an ADN registered nursing program and just started my last semester. The entire time that I have been in nursing school
I have not enjoyed it, although I have excelled in all areas, but I don't know if I should continue. I know that I would not want to work in acute care afterwards because the stress is too much for me to handle. The reason why I went into nursing in the first place is because I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and am highly interested in the human body and the medical profession and I'm also very caring.
I left my previous line of work in the biotech industry to pursue nursing and I find myself missing working in the laboratory as biotechnician. I guess my question is, is it worth finishing the nursing program since I'm so close or is it better to quit now and reenter the career that I once loved? The positives of finishing would be that I would feel more confident in myself (which is something I struggle with) and have more career options down the road. The positives of leaving would be that I would not have to put myself through one more semester of clinical, which I find insanely stressful and which is the cause of me recently falling into moderate depression. Another option would be to defer a semester and do some soul searching about what I really want and then possibly complete the program later.
Thank you for any thoughts on this situation.