Did (does) anyone love nursing school? - page 3

Call me crazy, but I can't wait to get in. I keep hearing about how much work it is, how awful it is, how time consuming, etc, but I never hear anyone say that they love(d) nursing school. Does (or... Read More

  1. by   HippyGreenPeaceChick
    Quote from RNperdiem
    I loved school too.
    I guess I loved that time of my life when I was young, free from family responsibilities, and had plenty of free time left over even after school and my part time job.
    Compared to the daily grind of work at times, nursing school seemed so nice.

    That is my thing I am still young, free of family responsibilities, I have plenty of free time and I enjoy it. So for me its never a grind.
  2. by   swirlything
    I just finished nursing school. I'm like you, I always enjoyed school. As far as nursing school, I very much enjoyed most of my classes. I had a one teacher who used the word "okay" an average of 6 times per minute (I counted it on several occasions); her lectures were difficult to endure. But otherwise I very much enjoyed the classes. I didn't mind the labs, but they weren't my favorite. The written work I found to be mostly time-consuming busywork, and fairly annoying. As far as clinicals, I loved it when I was doing things that RNs do, and I did not enjoy it when I was doing things that techs/CNAs do. Unfortunately, most of my clinical experience was being an unpaid tech... and after a couple semesters you get used to that too. I just recognized that this is just what I have to get through to get where I want to be.

    The tests didn't phase me. I enjoyed learning the material. I made some GREAT friends. That being said, I'm really glad it's over! Nursing school is pretty much a full-time job, and I'm ready to be paid for my time.