Just got accepted to nursing school and I'm not excited.

  1. I have been a stay at home mom for almost 10 years. It's somewhat intimidating because I have gotten used to being home and being there for my kids. I much rather stay home now. I've always wanted to be a nurse, but now I'm not excited.

    Any advice?
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Why did you apply then?
  4. by   mom2twins9909
    I finished the prerequisites. I've gotten this far, so might as well apply.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Well, here's my thought. If you've changed your mind- please don't deny another student who DOES want to be a nurse the chance by taking up space in a program that you now don't want to complete.
  6. by   mom2twins9909
    I know. I don't think I know what I want. If I don't take it, I may regret it later. Just wonder if I will be excited eventually or continue to feel this way. This what I always wanted, but now that it's happening... I don't know. I don't know how to explain it.
  7. by   FuturePsychNP21
    Then don't go? I don't understand the question..
  8. by   caliotter3
    I would not worry about being excited. Look upon this as an investment in your future. Who knows when that nursing license might not be the difference between taking care of yourself and your family and being destitute? No harm in keeping the practical side of things uppermost in your mind.
  9. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Truthfully in my memory nursing school is nothing to be excited about. In fact in many ways it stinks. Its stressful and time consuming. However, you need to do it if you wanna be a nurse. If its worth it to you do it but it's a giant pain in the butt
  10. by   direw0lf
    I have been replying to these questions that if you have to come to a forum and ask if you should go to/stay in nursing school, then you really need to take the time and figure out what you want, don't listen to others, what do we know about your life or what you want, what you would enjoy? We can only tell you if WE enjoyed it or not. I grad in May, and it was a tough road, but looking back I enjoyed it. I was excited. Someone who wasn't and didn't enjoy it, doesn't mean they won't love/like nursing as a profession. You have a lot of reasons to go and a lot of reasons not to! Maybe make a list, stay away from what you read on the internet about others' feelings regarding nursing and should you go or not, and just read your list and know yourself and decide.
  11. by   HarleyGrandma
    Is it really that you're not excited, or is it that you're scared to get outside that comfort zone? It can be frightening to try something new, to make yourself vulnerable, and risk failing at something new - but you can't grow without it. Nursing school is a lot of work and it will require you to go "all in" to be successful. Only you can answer if it's right for you.
    Best of luck
  12. by   Nursls21
    If you're not excited about the acceptance letter then don't go and give that spot to the person who will be excited.
    Those who arent excited and dont have the drive never make it. Young kids who arent ready and parents who dont want to make the commitment are always the first to go...
    From community college to the university this was always true. Same thing with many time consuming & difficult programs.
  13. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I've been a stay at home mom for 12 years now, and I homeschool my kids. When I first got into nursing school, I was so happy, then I wasn't. I was actually really, really scared of all the changes that were going to happen.

    I'm now over halfway done with my first semester. It's been tough - and some days my heart just isn't it in. Most days are good though. I've had some really amazing experiences, and my family has adjusted just fine.

    Losing that freedom is an adjustment. I'm up at the school/in class/at the hospital a LOT and even on my days off, I either sleep or study. But I'm doing it, and I'm making it work.

    If you really just don't want to do it, don't do it. If you are scared, everything is going to work itself out.

    Best of luck.
  14. by   Scottishtape
    Eh. I wasn't excited when I got accepted to an LPN program. But, I did it, and I found myself excited when I was accepted to a bridge program for me RN.

    Then, I was excited when I got accepted into my bachelors program, and now I'm super excited I got accepted into my NP program.

    Give it a shot, see how you like it, and go from there. It's hard to be excited about the unknown.