I understand it, its just that I can't imagine doing everything and making all the sacrifices I've made to get here to nursing school just to quit after one crummy day. That doesn't make sense to me.
This doesn't surprise me too much, though. Many students are in the program with no idea of what nursing is really like (they have Flo syndrome), and when they get into the thick of it they sort of freak out. I have worked in a hospital for 2 years and have many friends that are nurses and I think I have an idea of what I am getting myself into, although I'm sure I'll have my fair share of reality shock once I get my first job.
Traci, some of what you said is true. Our society does view many things as disposable up to and including people. I wouldn't say, however, that everyone is like that. There are many resilient and hard-working americans that have given up a lot to reach their dreams and don't quit until they achieve them.
And of course we won't berate you. Everyone is entitled to have and express their own opinions.
Two hours of lecture and the day is MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care all.