Why the HURRY to Get into Nursing? - page 3
by Paco-RN 1,800 Views | 26 Comments
I was just curious to hear the reasons people are trying to get into nursing school as soon as they can. I am asking because I have read so many posts from people on here who are practically suicidal over being denied or... Read More
- 0Mar 10, '10 by Anne36Im getting a little bit of that 'why dont you take the summer off" thing .
My reason for taking a summer class is that I am in a hurry because of :
My age> 39 next week!
The economy> I really need the income NOW
Money> I have run out of money for school. (need 1 more class to apply to LPN)
Time> I cant wait much longer to bring in an income, did I mention money? I have been skating on thin ice the last year and may have to quit school to work a crap job before I know it.
- 0Mar 10, '10 by VeganmomTo me taking a full load of classes is preparation for nursing school. I'm not going to be able to take one or two classes at a time during nursing school, so how is taking them that way going to help me get ready for a rigorous schedule? I have the time and ability to take 4 or 5 classes a semester, and I'd like to make money sooner than later. I'm also an older student who took time off to raise children. Now is my time to focus almost completely on school.
- 0Mar 10, '10 by pandorasboxI think a lot of us are in a hurry because we are "career-changers" used to making a decent wage. The quicker we get done with nursing school, the quicker we can rejoin the job market. Time keeps on ticking, and the older we are, the quicker it seems to fly by. In my opinion, it's better to work hard now so we can reap the benefits of our hard work much sooner than later.
- 1Mar 10, '10 by coffeeaftermidnightI'm 32 years old. I have four children. Nursing will be my second career. Currently, my life is on hold for school. I work 40-50 hours per week, I go to school full time in the evenings, my weekends are consumed with studying. I'm in a hurry because I want to get my life back to "normal" as quickly as possible, and hopefully have my education nearly complete by the time our oldest hits college (three years - probably not possible but maybe).
Each term I'm in school, I'm giving up time with my children. Our oldest is 15 (my stepson) and our youngest is 18 months. You bet I want to get through my schooling as quickly as possible, I'm missing out on memories! I know it's worth it in the end and it's in the best interest of my family; but i don't want to draw it out any longer than necessary.
(BTW, my hurry isn't affecting my grades, I've been able to maintain a 4.0 carrying a full-time course load - 19 hours last term - so I figure why not?)
- 0Mar 10, '10 by coffeeaftermidnightQuote from pandorasboxI couldn't agree with you more. I'm currently still working my "first career" as management in a corporation - 8-5 job BUT once I'm accepted to nursing school I'll have to quit that job and give up an income. I don't plan to work while in nursing school, so we will feel my loss of income for a few years until I have my degree and am back in the workforce.I think a lot of us are in a hurry because we are "career-changers" used to making a decent wage. The quicker we get done with nursing school, the quicker we can rejoin the job market. Time keeps on ticking, and the older we are, the quicker it seems to fly by. In my opinion, it's better to work hard now so we can reap the benefits of our hard work much sooner than later.
- 0Mar 10, '10 by Paco-RNThank you for all the kind replies, emphasis on kind. I actually intend to use this feedback as part of an article I am writing and I purposely did not want to mention that in my original post so as to elicit more natural reponse from everyone and that is exactly what I got. Now that the purpose is done, I will request this thread be closed.