Does anyone ever just want to quit???

  1. Do any of you guys ever just want to quit school and forget this whole thing? I mean, I quit my job to go back to school. I got a student loan to pay for a sitter for my three children, and I am just starting back to work this week PT to help my bills. On top of school work, which isn't too bad right now, I just stress over the whole money issue, and thinking about paying back those loans. My youngest daughter is 2, so sometimes I think maybe I should wait until then to go back to school. I have applied to nursing for the fall, do you guys think I should wait or just plug along? I just think I would not have as many worries if I had a job right now, and no school.
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  3. by   midwestRN
    The faster you graduate, the faster you can make RN wages. It's for you and your kids. Hang in there.
  4. by   memphispanda
    I think about quitting almost daily. I keep reminding myself that when I started, quitting was not an option. It still isn't really, but I am constantly feeling something new pushing my limits somewhere.

    I also quit my job for school. I worked 35+ hours/week last semester and there was just no way I could do it this semester. I have 3 kids in 3 different schools--one is in preschool (3 years old) so I am paying for that with loan money (like you!). I have taken out too much in loans already and paid too much for books to really just quit. I would be SO disappointed in myself if I just quit. They'll have to boot me out to get rid of me...or at least that's the way I try to feel about it.

    I am stressed about money. Stressed about not spending enough time with the kids. Stressed about housework. And then there is school stuff--be here, be there, do this, do that, read this, write that, critical thinking, care plans, and please be more precise!

  5. by   ashemson
    I know! I guess I will just tell the bill collectors that they will get their money in 2005!!! Think they will go for that?
  6. by   Just Angi
    I worked full-time and went to school full-time for 9 months. Then, I got laid-off. It's harder for me to stay in school without a job, than it was before. Now, I'm constantly worried about money, bills, and everything. Can't enjoy the experience the way I was before. My grades were better before when atleast I knew we had the money to pay for things. I hope I can stick it out, not too sure right now.
  7. by   Debbie5
    We must be diligent...this is a very hard route to take on, but in the end it will all be worth it. Many of us are in the same big boat, but the boat will never sink if we all pull together. As you can see by reading this thread, you are not the only one. Take it one day at a time. You'll make it!!
  8. by   nrselisa
    You are not alson. I feel like quitting almost every day. It's not the school work (I get good grades), it's not clinical. It's those stressful skill checks in lab. They make me want to puke! Just keep reminding yourself that it will all be over before you know it

  9. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by snlisa
    You are not alson. I feel like quitting almost every day. It's not the school work (I get good grades), it's not clinical. It's those stressful skill checks in lab. They make me want to puke! Just keep reminding yourself that it will all be over before you know it

    HEHE.. that is funny... Cause that is what stresses me most about nursing school also...
  10. by   hosea24
    It's good to know I'm not the only one. This semester I'm taking Anatomy & Phys. and Microbiology at the same time so I can begin the actual nursing program next semester in January. I'm not working, and yet there's never enough time to study, but like all of you guys I keep pushing myself, taking one day at a time. I try not to think to far into the future, to not overwhelm myself. Just one day at a time (cliche, but so true).
  11. by   studentdeb
    Boy, it's funny to see this posted. Last week I had such a bad week, I was ready to call it quits and go back to work. I worry everyday about money, getting a student loan for next semester, my daughter (who is 4) is always asking to go play with someone. She really misses her friends from her daycare. She actually told me to go back to work so that she could go play with her friends.

    I took a leave of absence until the end of the year to make sure this is what I want to do and I am trying to get a PRN job in a local hospital so that I can be sure but they won't call me back. This week I am not feeling quite as I was last week.

    If I don't pass A&P, I probably will go back to work, ha ha. I get my 2nd test back tomorrow night. The first was really bad and number 2 was very hard also.

    Anyway, I completely understand wherre you are coming from. I guess if we just keep plugging along day by day and semester by semester, we will get finished and will be able to go to work.
  12. by   ashemson
    Student Deb - my kids are the same way. I have a 5 yr old that I am sending to a sitter now (who is wonderful by the way!) but I took her out of preschool because of my school schedule and also money. She begs me every day to go back to preschool so she can see her friends. It just breaks my heart. I don't mind sacrificing my needs or wants to go to school, what I question is should I be sacrificing 4 years of their young life to go to school.??? I wonder if I should wait until they are all in school....AAHHH!!! decisions....Good Luck to all of you!
  13. by   Mkue
    Nursing is a Noble profession and an Art, don't give up if it's really where your heart is and if you want to be a good

  14. by   Gator,SN
    Tonight........for the first time since I started this 3 years ago.....YES! I feel like quitting.
    I can't though, because I know that I can do this and I was meant for this and I have less hurdles in front of me than behind me.
    I know that everyone that has ever felt this way and still keeps going forward, you all can do it too. Nothing worth having ever comes easy, and nursing is no exception, so to everyone that is feeling down, YOU CAN DO IT! IT WILL BE WORTH IT! Your day will come and this will all just be a memory!
    Good luck to all!