I've read a lot of threads here about quitting nursing school
. Most of them were someone saying "I have problems with this, this, and this" and people saying "well that's just not a good reason to quit."
I had my first clinicals last week, and I was miserable every single second of it. I've cried every day since, dreading the next. I've had nightmares about it. I honestly can't come up with a good reason to stay in school, aside from my pride, money, and the job security nursing would provide, but everyone around me is just saying "Hang in there! You can do this!"
I used to want this so bad, but now...I just don't. Surely
there's other ways to get what I want out of a job without going through all this mess.
So, what is a good reason to quit nursing school? How do I know if this is just stress from school and a bad instructor and a hideous clinical site, or if this is something serious I need to address?