Are you in an ADN or a BSN program?
Either way, both are very HARD. Looking back, the prereqs were cake. I had a 4.0 going into Nursing school
and today have just FLUNKED OUT.
IT was because I wasn't ready to play the game.
Don't let ANYONE lie to you and tell you that nursing school will be easier or even as easy as your pre-reqs.
Nursing school will be 10 times harder than any pre-req you will take. You will long for the certainty of an A&P or a micro style test.
There will be negativity, feelings of inadequecy, and many moments of doubt.
But anything worth trying for is worth fighting for.
It's only a short period of your life, and the payoff will last to the end of your life.
You will be guaranteed a job no matter where you live.
You will have attained a position that will earn you respect and personal satisfaction that you won't really get from any other "job."
Salaries will be really damned good in a few years as the shortage deepens.
You will gain an education DAMNED close to what a Dr. has in half the time, and as a result will be able to feel REALLY smart. (just ask any RN worth her salt)
You will have an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment when all is said and done.
You will be able to hold your head up high (even as your back gives out) and say, "I made a difference in someone's life."
You may even find an opportunity to be a hero.
If any of this matters to you, DON"T GIVE UP!
I say this to you as I battle the snarky voice in my own head that says, "You're not good enough. You'll never make it. You FAILED." on the eve of my being kicked out of nursing school.
The temptation is great for me to blame my instructors. To blame circumstance. To blame anyone but myself. But I am an adult. I chose my own path. I know my mistakes. I hold myself accountable. I know what I want, and I know how to get it. I am smart enough, I am quick enough, I am strong enough, and I am humble enough to accept my mistakes.
That holds no bearing on you, I know, but maybe you will read this and the fighter in you will come out and overwhelm the doubter in you. Maybe something I say to you will remind you of why you are here in the first place. Maybe we can exchange emails and be support for each other. And maybe, just maybe, you and I can help each other become the kind of nurses we both know and strive to emulate.
Don't give up if you really want it.