I am a Medical Assistant in Urgent Care and have been for 5 years. I want to do more with life in the medical field and have decided to return to school for a BSN. I have to take 1-2 years of pre-reqs and then 2 years in a nursing program.
What I want to know is do you still have a life outside of the nursing program? I hear soo many horror stories of losing friends and relationships over nursing school.
I will be working 10-20 hours a week at my current job (just to pay bills). I have no kids, I'm not a party type, but I do have a loving boyfriend. He's already told me that he will do all he can to support me through these next few years, but with all humans, we need personal time. How do you all manage this while going to school?
Dec 12, '13
by ThatBigGuy, BSN
Nursing school takes up a ton of time, this much is true. But if you lose friends because of the time nursing school takes up, they probably weren't the friends you thought they were. Every person is different, but I still find time to catch a few NFL and NBA games each week, take my wife on a date, and visit my grandfather in the nursing home. I have cut way back on BBQs and bar hopping with friends, but they all understand what I'm doing and don't rag on me too much about declining their invitations. Besides, you'll make new friends in nursing school since you'll be spending so much time with your classmates.
Last edit by ThatBigGuy on Dec 12, '13
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