I am enjoying school, however I am tired of getting the lecture about "nurses are needed!!" and "more people should go to nursing school!" when it honestly seems like most nursing programs
are only good for people who have no responsibilities outside of school.
I have had several classmates have to drop out because the clincal times changed and they aren't able to swing it with their work schedule. Also, the requirements for the program that go way beyond GPA! In my program, the students MUST have a car. Not "reliable transportation" but they must own a vehicle. Usually every week, professors will tell us something that has changed on short notice and we all have to scramble to make plans to cover our jobs, and family responsibilities. I go to community college, and it is still expensive. We had a book that cost $1000 this semester. I can't afford these things without a JOB. Not sure how I'm supposed to stay in good standing at my job, if every week I'm calling out or trying to switch shifts.
Honestly, I'm lucky because I don't have kids which would make all this even harder. There are some students in class who don't work, and parents that pay their tuition and give them spending money allowances. Seems like they are the perfect candidates for nursing school because they have nothing to lose. Our professors regularly keep us past class time and tell us that "study group" is mandatory. I usually leave because I have to go to work after class.
Ugh im just getting burnt out and ranting!