Support from family/friends? - page 3

Out of curiosity, how supportive have family and friends been with your decision to enter Nursing School? Are they offering encouragement? Emotional, financial, or any other type of positive... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "one thing i am considering once i start my adn program is seeking out other singles in the program for support. maybe if i find two or three in a similar situation we can rent a house or something. that way we will not only have mutual support and study buddies, but we can save some money as well! not everyone has a spouse or bf/gf to lean on. just a thought!"

    please, becareful to take your time to "seek" out those who have the same or smiliar goals, dedication, studying more and parting less, etc. as yourself.

    i wish you all the best.
  2. by   LauraLou
    I had mixed reactions when I told people I was going to nursing school. My husband was super supportive. In fact, it was sort of his idea. He kept reading articles in the paper about the nursing shortage and the sign-on bonus hospitals were paying and suggested I think about becoming a nurse.

    On the other hand, my parents laughed. My mother said it would be too disgusting and I should become a travel agent.(???) My dad reminded me of how I almost passed out in 8th grade when the teacher disected the cow's eye. They have come around and now think it's a great idea, but it took some time.

    Many times when people are not supportive, there are underlying reasons. Maybe they are envious that you are doing something with your life or they are afraid you will no longer have time for them, etc. Give it some time and your friends and family will see you are really dedicated and hopefully will become more supportive.

    Good luck!
  3. by   bedpan
    No family anymore since my mom passed away last year - My ex wife lives about 30 minutes away and she is the closest thing I have to family now (Actually, she is one of my best friends so she is still family to me pretty much)

    Most of my friends live a pretty good distance away (Thank God for e-mail huh?)

    In a way tis for the best - very few distractions so I can concentrate on the studies more -

    But I do miss getting to share accomplishments along the way - Guess I just get to bore ya'll along the way huh? lol