Well, you're 23--time to figure out what you're going to do next! And this time, get the career counseling. Truly, I think you do need to talk to someone so you can find your passion and avoid a costly mistake. :redlight:I know you're young, but you need to figure out why you chose to stay in a program you didn't like for four years. Otherwise, you're just going to keep repeating this.
I disagree with the advice you were given. I think most nurses fall in love with nursing during nursing school, IN SPITE of clinicals. If I never had to do another care plan in my life it would be just fine with me. It's no shame to admit you don't like it. You just don't.
My sister was in pre-med, top of her class. She spent one summer working at my hospital as a unit clerk. One day she blurted out, "You can't imagine the stuff these people have!" Hmmm, lessee...I'm an OB nurse(at that time). I bet I can imagine. I had to force her to admit that she did not like to be around sick people. No shame in that. Once she said the words, it opened up some space for her to explore what she *did* like to do--play music. I thought her college advisor was going to have a stroke when she told him she was dropping out of pre-med to be an elementary music teacher. And you know, it made total sense. She plays several instruments. My sister never went a day in her life that she didn't make music. She has been teaching kids to play and sing for the past 25 years.
No one can tell you what to do, but you need to give yourself permission to find out why you don't want to be a nurse before you move on to something else. Nursing isn't for everyone and it requires a lot of sacrifice. You have to LOVE it, all of it. So before you go off getting any more degrees that you may or may not really want, you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and get to know yourself more. It will be worth whatever it costs.