Quote from Biology2Nursing
I felt like an outcast throughout Nursing School.
On the contrary, it sounds to me as though your isolation was mostly of your own making, not that you were an "outcast." But what is the point of focusing on regrets-after the fact-when you can't change anything?
FWIW, I made "friends" in nursing school, but since we all went our separate ways after we graduated, those friendships were of short duration. And that's fine, because I never expected more than that, and I already had a healthy, satisfying friend network outside of class. The same could be said of my work relationships. "Friendly," yes, but I do not socialize with coworkers outside of work.
I keep my private and professional life separate, and am quite happy with that arrangement.
If you are looking for meaningful relationships, there is no time like the present. It's never too late to make satisfying connections.