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Hey everyone. So I'm 24 and I've been on this nursing school journey since I was about 19-20. I've had a couple set backs and I've been in and out of college a few times. I know that I love babies. I know that I want my career to be taking care of babies and aiding them in their time of need. I know for sure that I want to be a neonatal nurse. Knowing what I want to do isn't the problem. The problem is staying motivated and encouraged throughout the process. Every time I attempt my science pre reqs, I always get discouraged and just give up all together. Certain sciences just don't interest me. If im being honest I could care less about mitochondria, etc. Certain sciences like biology and microbiology reallyyyyyyy just bore me. But I want to know, does this mean I shouldn't pursue nursing? Does this mean I wont be a good nurse? Right now I'm at the point where im tired of taking breaks from school. I want to stay focused on my end goal and finally get my RN. But its so hard when I easily become discouraged and doubtful. Can anyone give me some advice on how I can stay motivated and encouraged? Really any advice would be great right now.

Vent away - it's what we're here for!

That being said, what keeps me motivated through some of my less interesting prerequisites is that this is the foundation on which we will build up the rest of our career.

If we don't understand the functions of the mitochondria, we're not going to understand things such as the Krebs / lactic acid cycle and whatnot - if we don't know why hemolysins are bad news bears, we're not going to understand how the lack of oxygen at that level can drastically affect other cellular functions.

I keep focused on the bigger picture when times are tough - It might sound lame, but when I'm feeling blue and ready to be done with the prerequisite courses, I watch a documentary on my chosen field. I don't mean one of those glammed up dealios, I wanna see the gruesome side of things too. I remember then that everyone there had to go through the same minutiae we are now, and that it will be worth it. I look at all the interesting things they get to do, try to see the rationale behind the choices they make; and I wish that one day when I get to the end of my journey, I hope I will be as skilled as they are.

To be honest, I had a blast in microbiology but my professor is freaking amazing; I seriously can't say enough great things about her and her assistant. Maybe you need a different professor to help keep you engaged if you've still got sciences left to take.

I wouldn't say that not liking, or not enjoying these classes will mean that you'll hate nursing; but you will have to know them inside and out to be a good nurse. :)

To be honest, I had a blast in microbiology but my professor is freaking amazing; I seriously can't say enough great things about her and her assistant. Maybe you need a different professor to help keep you engaged if you've still got sciences left to take.:)

I think a different professor probably would help like Capa said because I really loved my micro class and professor. Some professor are not as interesting as other when it comes to teaching because I like chemistry but my chemistry professor was so boring that I lost interest in it.