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 waitlisted, who are taking 18+ credits of prereqs in one semester and stressed out, or who are just ansy about not being a nurse already.
I mean, I am as eager to enter this field as the next guy (or girl) but I want to do so methodically and without sacrificing anything in the process. I firmly believe that when it's meant to happen the situation will work itself in that direction. I am presently waitlisted at one school but because I may not be ready to start the program this year, I will probably decline the acceptance if it comes through and re-apply next year. It's what's best for me.
What's wrong with waiting another year if things don't go your way this year? Why is that going to be so disastrous? And I am just talking about a year or two ... I can understand when some science prereqs are on the verge of expiring for entrance, which is understandable -- I mean besides that. I don't understand the rush to get licensed and get to work either, considering how many new grads are having difficulty finding work these days. It will be a couple of years at least before we can see a rebound in the field. Is there anyone out there who even thinks that nursing jobs will "run out" (going out on a limb with this last question, but I recently read a post that eluded to this as a reason for rushing)?
Just trying to understand.