why is nursing school like childbirth? - page 2

It seems that all i hear are horror stories! Just like when i was pregnant...lol......all i heard were horrible labor stories! Are people trying to scare me? Or just trying to PREPARE me?... Read More

  1. by   Jen2

    Many congrats to you. I also spent two years doing pre-reqs while working gull time. I'm so excited to start in the fall. My B-day is Sept. 1 and I start my ADN program Sept. 2. Needless to say I'll be living it up. (of course on the weekend, not b4 the first day of class)
  2. by   Bevi
    Jen2..........congrats to you too!!!!!!!! and a pre happy birthday!
  3. by   fnimat1
    Being a mother of 4 I understand you completely!!!! Although I'm not officially in nursing school...it's like you have a chosen due date...but your ob/gyn (nursing program) is the only one that can officially give you the due date....lol...did that make sense...lol. Waiting for this letter...reminds me of when I was at the end of my pregnancy...tired, anxious, and ready to start on the next phase of my life.....motherhood (nursing school)

  4. by   Bevi

    When is your letter due?

  5. by   fnimat1
    I called the nursing department 2 days after I took my test and talked to one of the testing administrators. She told me that they sent the tests out on July 16th and they should have them back by this Thurs....after that it's going to take about a week to get our letters....arrrggghh. I'm seriously thinking about taking an EKG & Phlebotomy course and get certified. There is a school in my area that offers the program....and they also give you a grant if you have children under 18 yrs. of age. Not knowing if I'm accepted or not is deterring me from registering for the course.

    Fatima (who is trying to wait patiently)
  6. by   RNIAM
    I remeber all of these fears before I started nursing school. Trust me your first year may be difficult but then you will find yourself being drawn into a wonderful world. The expectations are great. You will need to learn alot of material in a very short period of time. I have so enjoyed my last rotation. I was able to use my therapeutic communication. I was able to talk to people and to make a difference in their lives. You will be challenged, you will learn and you will grow. Some days you might cry. Remember that you want to be a nurse and it won't matter what the obstacles are; you will make it. I remember sitting here watching all the first and second year students write about how hard it was. My fear increased every time I opened a new thread. I guess what I am trying to say is. You will succeed. You will be nurses. It will be an amazing experience for sure. Look at my past posts if you like, I had my share of whinning but an instructor made me stop and think about something very important. She said to all of us. "I know all of you can't wait until you are finished with nursing school, but what about right now?" Enjoy nursing school for the pure joy of it. I agree that some moments might not seem to joyfull.

    Now here is just a little story to lift all of you up. I received a card in the mail from a gentleman who I cared for in the hospital. He mailed me the card it said. "Thank you for caring for me." It was a beautiful sentiment. The story has a little more to it. This was kind of funny because he tried to give me a tip as I wheeled him out to the car. That offer of a two dollar tip has meant more to me than any of you could imagine. I politely refused the tip and sent him on his way.
    I can't wait until I have RN behind my name. It will be a beautiful moment!