Hello, I have a situation in which I don't know what to do. It is about school. My situation is that I don't know if I should stay at the nursing school I am at now or go to another nursing school. I don't feel totally happy at the school I am at. 1) is because of the financial aid system at my school. 2) It is because comparing other people and their nursing programs
I don't feel like my nursing school is up to par with the other schools meaning that I know some students who is just starting nursing school and they are learning things that we (at my school) have not even learned yet. 3) Things are not as organized at the school like they were the first semester. Other reasons besides the school is my own reasons. 1) I don't feel as though my anatomy/physiology skills and Patho skills are good enough. I made a C in both anatomy and physiology, I took the two separate and I made a B in Pathophysiology but I can't remember quite a bit of the stuff. I feel overwhelmed trying to review A/P and Patho with current nursing stuff. I just don't know exactly how to go about it. 2) Financial reasons really have me in the dumps right now.
I have thought about dropping out and applying to another school for admisson of fall 2002 but the only thing is instead of graduating in May 2003 I will not graduate until May 2004 or
May 2005. Another bad thing is that I will lose out on the money I have invested into the school I am at now. But if I went to another school it would be much cheaper instead of paying $15,000.00 a year I would be paying about $10,000.00 a year if that but at the end of this semester I would have already had about $15,565.00 worth of loans from my current school.The next bad thing is I would have to stay with my parents for another year or two than planned which they don't care but I do care I don't want to depend on them forever. I try to be as independent as possible but it just don't happen the way I want it to.
The good things are 1) I would be getting more for my money at another school 2) I can become more proficent at A/P and Patho. 3) I could work full-time from January till Next August 02 and save money and even get tutition remibursement from my current employer at a children's hospital. 4) I can spend more time working on my daughter which will enable me to better focus and concentrate on school. 5) I can get counseling for my sadness and life trials/tribulations that I am going through right now.
It is so difficult because the biggest thing is the time factor that I have put in to in so far. The fact that I will not graduate next year and last and the most important thing is the money I invested.
What would you do in this situation? Does anyone have any insight, any advice. I would defintely go ahead and finish this semester out but as far as next semester I don't know. We enroll for next semester starting in 3 weeks.