Blood, Sweat, and Tears?

  1. Hey gals and guys,

    Ok, ok , ok......congrats to me on making the first move and signing up for the College Entrance Placement Test!!!!!!!!!!!
    This was a HUGE step for me to enter the nursing program.
    I felt good and relieved to finally tell someone of my decision!
    So, Congrats to me on taking my first baby step into Nursing!!!!

    But I do have one concern (many more to come, I'm sure)
    As I was talking to the nursing couseler, she mentioned that their nursing course is what they would call .........The Blood, Sweat, and Tears course. THAT scared me, and made me wonder what the hell was I getting myself into.

    Any of you ever wondered that as you took your first test??
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Nope. When I made the decision to go, I went in with the attitude that I could take whatever they threw at me. Failing was NOT an option.

    A lot of people will say a lot of things to scare or intimidate. The key is to remember that they do not feed you, finance your education or ---- well, I'll leave off the last part but the point is that YOU are in control.

    As long as you remain focused, organized, dutiful in your studies and steadfast in your goals, you'll make it.
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Okay, for the record, the saying that was popular when I was in school when someone tried to dissuade you or discourage you from reaching your goals was:

    "You don't feed me, f--k me, or finance my education, so "F" YOU!!"

    Harsh, but, got the point across. Just use discretion with who and where you say it.
  5. by   l.rae
    Nursing school is grueling....but l went withe the attitude that l had more to lose by NOT trying, l would try my best and whatever happens happens...ya know? never a failure when you take risks and try your best, regardless of the outcome......good luck!......LR
  6. by   Kayzee
    Good For You. A step at a time. You can do it.
  7. by   kimmicoobug
    Congrats. It took me about 4 years after high school to go back to school, just because walking through that door can be intimidating. I just didn't know how to go about getting started and that held me back. I finally walked into a situation where my first year of schooling was to be paid for and they held my hand and led me the way to what I needed to do to accomplish my goal.
    Nursing school is hard, and honestly, not what I expected, but it is so worthwhile. Good luck to you and your future career.