Are people trying to scare me? Or just trying to PREPARE me?
Maybe a lil' of both? LOL
Thinking some of it is kind of like the old "You think YOU have it rough? - When I was in school we had to walk 14 miles uphill in the snow every day - both going and coming - - - " lol
But remember also it is not a cakewalk - No one can just expect to just waltz in and breeze through a Nursing Program! There will be a LOT of hard work, a lot of stress, a lot of dedication required.
We started with 30 students, we now have 25 at the end of the 7th week - First semester Finals begin in 3 weeks so if any one has below a 76 avg. in any course after taking the final for that course our total number of students will drop again.
The reasons people have dropped varies - grades, personal problems, even because they could not or would not dedicate enough time to the Program over their family during this time.
It is tough to ask I guess, but the way I see it is to be a Nurse should be a "calling" not just a career - If someone can't dedicate themself to it during school they will never do so, and quite frankly don't need to be wasting their time in a Nursing Program.
To me, being a Nurse means dedicating yourself to the PATIENTS - that means over self, over family, over co-workers, over bosses, over the job itself. Lives can and will depend on it. That is dedication and has to be evident from the start - Whatever it takes - that's what I am gonna give.
Now, I am just a lowly student - there is a whole lot I don't know - Maybe I am just being naive - Maybe I have my head in the clouds and when reality hits me I will have my beliefs knocked way back down -
Boy I sure do hope not.