Oh my goodness... the wait!

  1. --- This is only my second post here... I am 24 yo, and back in Feb. I was a College Transfer student at a local community college... then a lifelong friend of mine had a baby... She allowed me to join her family in the room while in labor. The doctor ended up asking us all to leave out the room, all expect her boyfriend and mother, while the baby was being delivered. Standing outside that door, hearing the baby cry, and seeing the nurses comfort and care for pts. I decided I no longer wanted to be an attorney. After some long thinking, I changed my major to Nursing. I hope to be a CRNA or NP one day. I am currently working on my prereqs. and it seems like it will be sooooo long before I finish the program (2 years). Hopefully this time will go by quickly! I can hardly wait to be a RN. What was the wait like for you? I am interested!
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  3. by   emily_mom
    It seems like I have been in school FOREVER, but I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (grad in May). I also took almost all of my pre-reqs first, which was very smart. Over half of our class is failing Pharm or Intermediate Nursing II (where they hit you with all the NCLEX style questions), and I don't think I could have done it all at once.

    Are you getting your ADN or BSN?

    Time will pass so quickly. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but once you're in the program, it flies by. Save up on your sleep now...you'll need it!!!
  4. by   TeresaRN2b
    Oh, I can so relate! I feel like I this is going to take forever! I am hopefully going to start the actual nursing classes in August 03, but as of yet I am still waiting. I will finish May 05 hopefully and that just seems like forever right now, but I am sure it will go by fast.

  5. by   CJStudent
    Just wait until you actually see your first baby being born on your Labor & Delivery rotation. I was in the room with this couple (it was their first child) and when the baby came out, they were just crying and saying, "oh my gosh, we're parents now." The grandparent was taking pictures and hugging everyone. All of us in the room were crying. It was uplifting. One of the rare times I remembered why I wanted to be a nurse.

    You will find ups and downs along your journey. Some classes will interest you and others will bore you to death. There will be times you will feel tempted to give up. Nursing school has been one of the most demanding and stressful times of my life.

    However, I have learned a lot and the time went by quick. Although, it seems to be dragging on right now with only 1 semester left for me.

    I wish you luck on your journey.
  6. by   kimtab
    It will go by very quickly. I am just completing my first semester of nursing and it FLEW by. Also, when I think back to when I first hatched this crazy idea( and that was only a year and a half ago) it seems like it was yesterday. You'll be a nurse before you know it!

  7. by   babynursewannab
    I'm in my first semester of clinicals now. But I'm in a BSN program so I've already been in school 2yrs part-time. Now I have two years and 1 month left.

    If you want to be a CRNA or NP you'll eventually need to get your BSN. The best way I can describe the wait is, "The wait takes forever to get there, but looking back it flew." I hope that makes some sense to you.

    Good luck!
  8. by   darlingstudent
    Thank you all for your uplifting messages. Oh by the way, here is my plan... I am getting my ADN now(still in the prereq phase) and there are a few area colleges (I am in NC) that have bridge programs, there is one that take you from ADN to MSN, in 3 years. I know that I have a long road ahead of me, but I think it will be much easier now that I have allnurses!