I am currently getting ready to start my first semester of Nursing school
in January to be an RN. I currently work in a health care setting as a secretary. It's pretty stressful at times and I don't always agree with how things are done or how staffing is. I'm not shy at all about letting people know how I feel. I guess you could say that I'm not exactly popular at my job because of this but I am very dependable and organized.
I recently have been told by a couple of supervisors that if I can not handle the stress of my job now that there is no way that I will be able to handle Nursing. I have family in the health care field and they said that it is a completely different situation. I am already nervous about starting in January and am having doubts that i can do it. Now listening to their comments makes me doubt myself even more. Sometimes I feel like my personality could be a hinderance and other times I don't. I have been this way my whole life and I can't completely change everything about myself now!
I'm just not really sure how to feel anymore and I resent the fact that they are attacking my ability to attain my future goals.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
Dec 18, '09
I have a very strong personality and I have gotten through find, it's all about knowing when to say something though and how to say it. There is that saying, "their is a time and place for everything" This is true. Also their is difference between having a strong personality and being a *****, you have to know the line between the two.
No matter what though, don't let anyone else decide your fate for you. If this is what you want, go for it. It is a different experience for everyone.
So far everyone has told me how hard it is and how it's the hardest thing you will ever go through. Thus far, I haven't found that to be true.
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Dec 19, '09
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