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Joined Aug 12, '12.
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All of you are so inspirational. I am starting school in August for Practical Nursing, my boyfriend says there is absolutely no way that I can go to school full time, take care of him and my 5 year old and work a full time job. I am 29 years old and I work as an insurance agent. I don't like the industry because there isn't much security and I have to wait too long on the money I earn. I know that being a nurse is what I want to do. I read that in order to reach your goals you need support from your family, boss etc. I don't have much support but I know that if I make it through this, I will have done "the impossible".
Jon Haws, the NRSNG Academy creator and owner, knows his stuff. No question. But you have to consciously shut out his constantly saying "Okay?" at the beginning, middle and/or end of every other sentence. Drove me nuts at first. And YES, the transcripted portions of the lessons are worthless -- it's a straight, uncorrected version of each lecture, and misspellings/grammatical errors abound. But if you listen to and watch his lectures, ignore his speaking mannerisms and focus on what he's actually communicating, you learn tons. Don't read the lectures-- listen to/watch them. And his written materials are great. I'm using his lectures in conjunction with classwork/readings, so I cannot speak to their use as NCLEX preparation. But he does need to clean up the written transcriptions of his lectures, as they are very unprofessional in their current form.
Aww, Messy Momma -- how sweet!! Buy that Boy of yours some extra treats tonight from all of us!
Hargrove86: I won't profess to know what you're going through, but, wow, your post fits my situation eight years ago to a T! Second degree, best BSN nursing school in the state, 4.0 GPA my first semester of nursing school, total emotional support from everyone, great relationship with teachers and administrators, tutored my classmates -- then BAM! Second semester came around with clinicals and I just could not do it. It was like I was playing the role of a nursing student, doing and saying all the right things, but feeling completely empty inside. I felt panic and dread, and wanted off the stage. It was a terrible feeling, but I realized that being a nurse was just not going to be a good fit. I dropped out, and felt such bone deep relief walking out the door for the last time that I laughed and cried all the way home. I held -- and hold -- the utmost love and respect for nursing as a profession and everyone in it, but I realized it just wasn't for me. That you CAN do something doesn't necessarily mean that should SHOULD. It was an expensive, eye-opening lesson.
Be true to yourself. Always. This intense anxiety and dread you are feeling may very well be your way of telling yourself that something is wrong, that you're on the wrong path. Listen to it. You will find another path, one that will fill you with hope, not dread. There is no shame in realizing that what you're doing is not a good fit for you. The bigger tragedy would be to continue forcing yourself to complete something that is not what you want to be doing.
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