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Going out of my mind


Specializes in Float Pool-Med-Surg, Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

I am working full-time and enrolled in an RN-to-BSN program. Supposedly this is one of the best programs in the US but I hate it! Most assignments are touchy-feely, talk about feelings kind of reflection papers, classes are half online and our online server has been down for most of the day (my day off that I had planned to complete my assignments) and every time I try to register for classes there's a glitch with the online registration process and I end up spending hours tearing out my hair trying to register.

I just need a kind word. I don't love my job and being in school on top of it means I never have a day where I don't have to think about nursing. I graduate in August and I've accepted money for tuition from our union's education fund so I can't drop out but I feel like I'm cracking. I just want a break from it all.

libran1984, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

You are doing the right thing. School is always frustrating, but you are doing the right thing. Be persistent and take whatever you can from this educational path. You are ensuring your future as a professional nurse! Yes, these are hoops, but take consolation in the fact that you are a real nurse even without the formal BSN.

Breathe in. Breathe out. You got this.

This situation is temporary. Soon, you will be rocking your shiny new BSN and using it to get a shiny new job that sucks much less.

You can do it.


Has 11 years experience.

I hate most of my BSN assignments as well but I think of it this way. Hopefully this will give you some optimism too.

I am fortunate to make what I make with only an associate's degree. The BSN can only give me more career opportunities and earning power. If I have to BS and gild the lily a little bit, so be it. In fact, I can think of so, so, so many bachelor's degrees that to not give their holders nearly as much marketability as I have AND require so more tough courses, papers, research and overall work. I'll gladly contemplate my navel, inject a few words about holistic care and client systems, put a little brown on my nose because having a BSN will be the shiz (for both of us!) :geek:

This, too, shall pass.