Hey all, I'm currently a senior in Highschool, graduating in a little over half a year.
I have a pretty bad GPA (2.2) from slacking all through school, don't study and such, but if I had to study for something, I think I'm of average intelligence, and just generally lack drive about things I don't necessarily enjoy doing. I want to get my Bachelors in Nursing and join the Air Force as an officer, and while I'm in, try to further my education by specializing in something. I've been researching this for a while, being a Nurse seemed like a sure fire way for an Officers position, and I generally like the idea of being a Nurse, I enjoy the feeling of being in a hospital, and I love helping people. I'm an 18 year old male. The only thing that is holding me back is that I'm not sure if I'm capable of becoming a Nurse, even if I applied myself to my fullest extent. Which leads me to my first question.
1.) How difficult is Nursing school
? From what I've heard, it's like hell on Earth, you'll never leave your room, when you're not in class you're studying your book, and you will lose any friend you've ever had. I will be attending a Community College with a moderately good Nursing program.
2.) Is it normal to be intimidated by this profession? I Googled practice pre requisite Nursing tests, and I looked at the questions and didn't know a single one, do Nursing students generally have a scientific background? Am I just not cut out for this?