I'm thinking of dropping out - page 3

I hate to put a damper on things, but I think I've come to the conclusion that I'll be dropping out of nursing class. The stress that a student goes through is just not worth it. I cannot... Read More

  1. by   dstudent
    That's the way keep your spirits high and good luck
  2. by   llg
    My personal story is that I hated almost every minute of my undergraduate program and wanted to quit every day. In fact, I always left myself an option "out" by taking a lot of classes in political science. I figured I could always go to law school if I hated nursing. However, after graduation, I really loved being a staff nurse and went to graduate school in nursing.

    So ... my question for you is ... do you hate the stress of your school? ... or do you hate the practice of nursing? If you still love nursing, but just hate your school, then I would recommend sticking it out or finding another school. However, if you really find the practice of nursing to be the hateful, stressful part ... then perhaps you should consider other career options. Life is too short to be stuck with a career you hate.

    By the way ... for those of you who are not going to grad school because you hated your undergraduate program ... I LOVED graduate school. Most people I have talked to have felt that graduate school was much more pleasant.

  3. by   Dublin37
    Hey llg, just curious, where did you get your masters? Thanks, Heather
  4. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by llg
    Most people I have talked to have felt that graduate school was much more pleasant.

    I have a niece who is in Grad school for a Master in Education, she says it's very "easy".
  5. by   shrek
    There have been many times over the years that there were other things I would rather be doing or places I would rather be or that I'm just plain tired. This would have been the easy way out, where would the sense of accomplishment,pride be, and if nothing else when someone asks, what do you do for a living, and you can say I'm a nurse. Excellent feeling. Ultimitely you will do what you feel you have to do, I think you would regret it. You have to much time invested. You'll be fine.
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by barb wilson
    i want to thank everyone who replied with such thoughtful things to say. this is a great place to write about your feelings. the support has helped me out alot. i agree with alot of you, maybe i should give the program more time. i would hate to have regrets later in life. thanks again to all of you.
    barb, how are you and how are things going? let us know.
  7. by   RNntraining
    i was accepted into a two year program after only a few pre-nursing class and i thought i was going to go crazy! i was used to doing assignments at my leisure and having time for me...blah blah blah. i paid the price at the end of the semester when i was dropped with a 79.5 since i didn't meet the mandatory 80 average. as much as it was depressing and damaging to my self esteem, it was also a blessing in disguise. i did alot of growing up in those 4 mos., i realized that it really was what i wanted to do, and i now know what is required so i can better prepare myself for the second go around.
    just remember that the preparation for this profession is difiicult for a reason..... nursing isn't always easy. nurses are put in a variety of situations that require them to be tough as nails one minute and sweet and soft spoken the next.
    you know what you can and cannot do and how much you can and cannot tolerate. It's totally natural to question your capabilities, but if you seriously thinking of pulling out just remember that it doesn't mean you can't use the break to gather yourself and give it another try when you feel a little more confident. I hope everything works out for you
  8. by   rebelwaclause
    1, 2, 3 or 4 years from today is that many years later. Maybe try it again latter, when you are more up to it?