In a Panic

  1. Has anyone else gone into a panic a few weeks before they were supposed to hear about their admittance into nursing school? Normally I am a pretty relaxed level headed guy and I swear I'm seriously working myself up over nothing. I guess it is probably that I applied to an accelerated program and I know if I get in I will have to quit my job for this year of school. Combined with the feeling that I will get into nursing school and maybe discover its not for me, has anyone else felt this way? Any advice?
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  3. by   WanaBaNurse
    Yep......made a thread about this yesterday! Soooooo very nervous and anxious! I feel like I have a million things to do and that I'm completely disorganized, yet everything is pretty much done.

    I hope the panic goes away soon.....pretty sure my friends and family are sick of hearing about it
  4. by   WantAccel.BSN
    Quote from Spartan05
    Has anyone else gone into a panic a few weeks before they were supposed to hear about their admittance into nursing school? Normally I am a pretty relaxed level headed guy and I swear I'm seriously working myself up over nothing. I guess it is probably that I applied to an accelerated program and I know if I get in I will have to quit my job for this year of school. Combined with the feeling that I will get into nursing school and maybe discover its not for me, has anyone else felt this way? Any advice?
    No..I totally understand the anxiety. I think it comes with the territory of being a little older (you're 26...I'm 25), and (presumably) having already tried out another field (or maybe more than one) and discovered that that other field wasn't for you. Maybe it would help to think about the reasons why you wanted to enter nursing in the first place. It might also help to think about the worst case scenario, and imagining yourself getting through it. Would it really be that bad if you didn't get in this go 'round? You could work for a year and save more money...maybe do some things to help boost your application, like volunteering.

    Good luck! Let us know how it turns out! But really...don't worry so much. This is something that is totally out of your hands now.
  5. by   NSFA08
    Quote from Spartan05
    Has anyone else gone into a panic a few weeks before they were supposed to hear about their admittance into nursing school? Normally I am a pretty relaxed level headed guy and I swear I'm seriously working myself up over nothing. I guess it is probably that I applied to an accelerated program and I know if I get in I will have to quit my job for this year of school. Combined with the feeling that I will get into nursing school and maybe discover its not for me, has anyone else felt this way? Any advice?

    i'm with you on this one... letters should be coming any day now. there isn't a lot of time between notifications and the first day of classes. i feel like there's so much to do IF i get accepted for the spring. then it's the financial thing -- not working and all. i'm SO not comfortable with that! and i am feeling you w/ the "what if i don't end up liking it" scenario. i've invested so much into my pre-reqs that i would hate for all of this to be done for naught. one good thing is that i've been volunteering in a local hospital, and it includes direct patient care. i've enjoyed that very much. anyhoo... it'll all be worth it in the end, no matter how the ball bounces. keep us posted on the results.

    by the way, i'm 34 so i'm feelin' thing too!
  6. by   NurseJeanB
    Your feelings are totally understandable. I started nursing school in September and had to quit a job that I had for 21 years. You are still young and that is a wonderful thing. I wish I had gone into nursing earlier. It has been something I have always wanted to do, but I didn't really go after it until I was already in my late 30's. If you go, you may find that nursing is the perfect fit for you. If you decide it isn't, then it is only a short time and you may in the process find what is right for you, and you won't have any regrets about not at least trying. Whatever you decide, I wish you luck.

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