As I am getting prepared for an interview for my first RN job, I was asked a question by a friend who is a nurse on the biggest obstacle in life that I have overcome. So I put a lot of thought into it and I liked what I came up with and decided to share it with whoever may be interested. For those who are in nursing school
still and find it very nerve wrecking, just hang in there and there will be many rewards to come. I am a new nurse and still looking for my first RN job. The market is tough right now but that doesn't stop me for being so proud of my recent accomplishments. The whole lesson I learned is to never give up and always figure out ways to make yourself better. If you fail one semester of school, it is not the end of the world. Take it as a gift and feed off your failures and turn them into the biggest accomplishments of your life.
My Challenges of Nursing School
"The biggest obstacle that I have ever encountered in life was graduating nursing school. Going back to my first semester of nursing school, I have to admit that I was not very successful. I failed my first semester and I was very devastated. I was 20 years old, not quite so mature, and definitely not so sure what nursing was all about. I was so used to be handed decent grades with very little effort because most of my recent courses did not require the critical thinking skills that is so important in being a nurse. My first semester of nursing school was the biggest lesson of my life and now looking back, I do not regret my past failures one bit. I never knew that an individual could change with the snap of a finger but I proved myself wrong.
Since I had to repeat Nursing I over, I devoted a huge percent of my life to nursing. There was no other profession in the book that I could even imagine doing, so I approached nursing school as if it was all or nothing. I would not be satisfied if I wasn't to become an RN.
It was a very bumpy road throughout nursing school. Working 35-50 hours a week and then studying 20-30 hours a week left me very little time for myself but those 3 years of my life was not a time for any games. Now that I have recently graduated nursing school, it is still unbelievable on the person I have become. I have developed a more mature and professional personality, outgoing, heartwarming and caring individual. Getting through the difficult obstacles of nursing school, set me up for the many challenges that I may face and through each down moment I encounter, I know I will bounce back and become not only a better person but an even better RN."