I don't like nursing school :( will I hate nursing?

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    I am doing well in school - I have gotten a 4.0 in the last two semesters. I loved learning pathophysiology and pharmacology and the skills. But as I go through the program, each continuing semester involves having more clinical time and less class time, and I dread going to clinical sites. But clinical is what nursing will be like, isn't it? If I hate clinical, will I hate nursing? I'm starting to believe I belong in a research lab or something since I am a pretty shy person, which I feel like makes it harder to enjoy nursing...
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    What do you hate about clinicals? Clinical will be like when you get a job in the hospital except you are on your own as far as how you do things and in what sequence. If you hate clinicals I think you have a hard road ahead, to get I to research or teaching you usually need some floor experience.

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    I don't think clinical a are like the real world at all. I hated clinicals. I thought the nurses were mean and I was scared of the patients. That was four years ago. I love my job, I feel like I am at home at work.
    Nursing school is not always the best predictor of what type of nurse you will be. Stick with it it does get better.
    Nightnitenurse, JaRoJoCT, poppycat, and 1 other like this.
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    Everyone hates nursing school--it sucks! Lol

    In my experience, NS isn't anything like working independently as a CNA which I do now.
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    I dreaded clinical too. To me it was that I didn't truly belong there yet. Once you get into nursing and feel you belong at a workplace it will be different.
    danlee, Nightnitenurse, nikkirn992, and 2 others like this.
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    I hated nursing school in general! My average is/was 3.5. I thought the teachers were lazy, women ****** and way too much stress. My relief was at clinicals. The patients were nice and loved the extra attention and I felt like I was making a difference for the good in someone's life. I truly like being a nurse. Not saying I don't hv days that I want to turn around and go home back to bed. Maybe you should consider something else in the medical field- like research ??
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    "What do you hate about clinicals? Clinical will be like when you get a job in the hospital except you are on your own as far as how you do things and in what sequence."



    It sounds bad but I don't like dealing with the patients. I'm scared of working with them. :/
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    Quote from Lucidity
    "What do you hate about clinicals? Clinical will be like when you get a job in the hospital except you are on your own as far as how you do things and in what sequence."



    It sounds bad but I don't like dealing with the patients. I'm scared of working with them. :/
    ((HUGS)) as you gain confidence and knowledge you will feel better about being around the patients. If you never end up being comfortable ....there are areas of nursing that you don't have ot have "patient contact" when you are through. You could go be a Drug rep, Clinical specialist for medical companies.....research.

    What scares you?
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    I hate most of my fellow nursing students and especially the clinical instructors (the evil witches), but I do think "Real" Nursing is far different from nursing school.
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    The nice thing about nursing is that there are many options available to us. Hating nursing school or clinicals doesn't mean you will hate being a nurse, but you may need to find a position that suits you. Be patient, be flexible.
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