I am in a part-time track at school right now, have finished 3 of the 5 years, and am working towards my MSN as an FNP. For the past year or so, my heart has just not been in it. I want the end result for myself because I have great respect for NPs, it's what I wanted to do since before I finished with my AA (prereqs for BSN), I like the flexibility and I'd like to teach some day, but I dread doing any school work, opening a book, logging on, etc. I've been pushing myself to say - it's just 4 more semesters, it's just 2 more years, etc... but as I think about clinicals coming up next year - I really just don't want to do this anymore. I get As and high Bs, I'm getting the work done, just not enjoying any of it. Yet - I truly do want to be an NP... so do I continue to creep along and look towards the end goal? Do I take a year off and reconsider? Do I waste thousands of dollars and say - nope, staff nurse or office work for me, or at least until the kids are older (2, 4, 12) and hope that I've changed my mind by then? For those of you who have struggled with this - what's been the kicker to stay or go? I realize it's so individual, but to hear from others who've gone through this might help. Thank you!