Yeah, Yeah, Patience...How long will that take? - page 2

Good Morning Everyone!! :D Well, I just have to say (or whine really) I want to get on with the rest of my life!!! Ug! I'm so frustrated right now, I hate my job & I REALLY hate the commute. ... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by tcw
    i totally agree with you all. i have only been working on my prereqs since august 2001 and i start clinicals next month, but man, do i know what you guys mean about putting your life on hold or at least feeling that way. i am so glad i found this thread because i was beginning to think that i was just some ungrateful person. i am thrilled that i have the opportunity to live out my dream finally, but it is hard when i think about marriage, having babies and a home.

    i knew i wanted to be a nurse my last year of college (rec'd my ba in 1994), but it would have meant tacking on at least an additional 2 years and i wanted to be done with it all. it took me a while to get up the courage to return to school, but i finally did it.

    i agree that an emotional support group would be a great thing. good luck to everyone of you!

    tonya
    ungrateful, i too was feeling this way at times. i am all for a support group too.
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kaleigh
    hey everybody!

    it does get better......i hope! i'm currently starting my second semester of my bsn but it was literal hell getting here. i started my pre-req's the summer before i graduated high school. i went to a community college for a year and a half...dosen't sound like long, huh? well, my last semester, i took 27 hours!!! that was the worst semester of my entire colleger career! i had 27 hours because at my school, we are required to be cna's before we can start the program. on top of the pre-req's, i was becoming a cna. anyway, i just wanted to let everyone know that things do get better. i thought i would never get to school, but i did and it's flying by. best of luck to everybody!
    , kaleigh. 27 hours, my hat is off to you for much respect!
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    bean, "ramble" on us any "ole" time! but i do think i have you beat with the rambling! :chuckle
  4. by   GPatty
    Bean, I can relate....
    I hated the waiting... Felt like I was going no where with my nursing career. Ask my hubby just how many times I came home crying on his shoulder about how I was never gonna be a nurse and I was never gonna amount to nuthin!

    Tomorrow is my last day of LPN school.......you can do it.....
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    , julie! i am soo excited for you. all the best to you!
  6. by   Mkue
    I can relate to everyone.. prereq's take soooo long and everyone asks, "when are you starting clinicals?"

    I changed my path to my goal and it's a little less frustrating right now, taking one step at a time.

    27 credit hours WOW !!

    A lot of prayers really help too

    Marie
  7. by   NurseDennie
    ((((Bean)))

    I can totally relate to how you feel. It does seem that the prereq's take a long time.

    The rest of it kind of builds up. Like looking at a train coming down a track you're walking along. In the distance it looks like it's going so slowly for Soooo long, but then it gets closer and it gets faster and FASTER and LOUDER and scarier and then you're just buffeted by the air pressure and the noise and the papers being blown around and the people around you shouting.

    The four semesters directly leading up to my RN, I thought of myself as stepping into a pool of NURSENESS. End of that semester, I was "in" up to my knees. Next semester up to my waist. Next, I was "in" up to my armpits. And at the very end, I was "in" over my head (LOL) and they put a cap on the top and expected me to act like a nurse!! Eeeeeek

    But it does go by - you'll have strength and patience for it!

    Love

    Dennie
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nursedennie
    ((((bean)))

    i can totally relate to how you feel. it does seem that the prereq's take a long time.

    the rest of it kind of builds up. like looking at a train coming down a track you're walking along. in the distance it looks like it's going so slowly for soooo long, but then it gets closer and it gets faster and faster and louder and scarier and then you're just buffeted by the air pressure and the noise and the papers being blown around and the people around you shouting.

    the four semesters directly leading up to my rn, i thought of myself as stepping into a pool of nurseness. end of that semester, i was "in" up to my knees. next semester up to my waist. next, i was "in" up to my armpits. and at the very end, i was "in" over my head (lol) and they put a cap on the top and expected me to act like a nurse!! eeeeeek

    but it does go by - you'll have strength and patience for it!

    love

    dennie
    dennie, thanks for being here for us. i, like i believe others, do appreciate it, thanks!
  9. by   Hooligan
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    ((((Bean)))

    I can totally relate to how you feel. It does seem that the prereq's take a long time.

    The rest of it kind of builds up. Like looking at a train coming down a track you're walking along. In the distance it looks like it's going so slowly for Soooo long, but then it gets closer and it gets faster and FASTER and LOUDER and scarier and then you're just buffeted by the air pressure and the noise and the papers being blown around and the people around you shouting.

    The four semesters directly leading up to my RN, I thought of myself as stepping into a pool of NURSENESS. End of that semester, I was "in" up to my knees. Next semester up to my waist. Next, I was "in" up to my armpits. And at the very end, I was "in" over my head (LOL) and they put a cap on the top and expected me to act like a nurse!! Eeeeeek

    But it does go by - you'll have strength and patience for it!

    Love

    Dennie
    HaHa!! I like your explanation! From reading everyone's posts all at different stages of the game, I can see that pattern very clearly! Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
  10. by   Hooligan
    I just wanted to say THANKS to everyone who posted! I'm clearly not a patient person but it's so nice to see that I'm not the only one who feels this way! Knowing that, it kind of makes that long commute into work everyday not quite so bad! Hey, I have time to go over my flashcards...right? I appreciate everyones support here...it's so nice to know that when you've had a bad day, for whatever reason, there are usually people here who understand or have been in your place! Thanks! :kiss

    ~Bean

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