I have been reading the board for the past couple of months and have been finishing my prereqs this semester. I am starting my ADN program this summer and everything I have been reading seems somewhat down. No one seems to have a positive attitude about school. It really makes things scary for those going into the program. I want to do well and will try my best, but it is hard when there is so many people saying how horrible it all is. Does anyone like being a nurse or being in actual nursing school? I have been positive this is what I want, but now after reading all your posts I second guess myself as if I will feel the same way you do. Obviously I won't know until I'm there. I know everyone is different, but are there any positive people out there who enjoy what they are doing? If so, let me know. It would be refreshing to read about positive experiences.
Mar 10, '04
School can be enjoyable. But it's also hard as hell. The problem, at least for me, is the shear volume of material. As soon as you think you've got it under control, they throw more at you. It's almost like bailing out the ocean.
I try to look at it as boot camp. Hopefully you can meet the challenge and reap the rewards at the end.
Besides, there's another way to look at it. The harder it is, the harder it will be for someone to take your job once you do finally make it. Afterall, there is a shortage so, in a way, the difficulty could also translate into more job security in the future.
I'd hate to be one of those computer programmers whose jobs are now being exported overseas.
Hopefully, if we can make through nursing boot camp, we won't have that problem.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 10, '04