I was accepted into a nursing program this August and it has been a very tough road. I went from working 40 hrs/wk to 17/hrs/wk to no job at all.
Any how, since I don't qualify for any grants/free money for school, everything comes out of pocket. Classes/clinical sites were selected via "lottery" and I was picked second to last (from 120+ students) for my choice of classes and was left with "that professor", ya know, the one that has ALL of the bad reviews on the professor rating site and that every cringes at with the sound of their name... and as a result, I don't see my clinical experience getting any better and its just the beginning...just can't win with this one.
Thus, if I fail clinicals I must pay to take it over with money that I don't really have since I quit my job at the start of the semester. I have considered quitting the program now and think of the time/money I have invested in nursing as loss. I have also heard with the skills that I've already learned I may qualify for some CNA positions. I really do want to work in the healthcare setting with the public but I feel like I got the short end of the stick on this one. Any advice/information? MANY THANKS!