Published Oct 13, 2004
Ok, folks, I have to vent. I just started this nursing program and I absolutely hate it! I detest some of the STUPID assignments we have to do. I really don't feel like I fit in with most of the people in my class. I'm not too crazy about some of the instructors. I am disillusioned and don't know if I should continue.
I can't believe I spent a ton of money only to regret this. I have worked in the medical field for awhile and I really can't believe things have turned out like this. Should I just try to do something else or should I try to stick it out?
As for me, the constant stress and anxiety over tests and passing gets old. At my school, the instuctors seem unsupportive, disorganized and distant.
I know how you feel. I am not too crazy about some of my instructors either. In fact I feel like the odd person out when it comes to my classmates. We don't connect very well. They have often tried to get me involved with the backstabbing and cliqueness. I have worked my butt off to get where I am, I politely tell them I really don't give a da** about them. I just go and do my own thing. I hate the lecture but love the clinical where I actually get to do stuff. Have you started clinical? When I first started a couple of months ago before we had actually got into the hospital I hated every minute of Nursing School and thought I had made a huge mistake. But now I realize how much I love clinical. Today a pt that I helped with (who wasn't even mine but rather my classmates) called me her sweet favorite nursing student while her student nurse was right there! I would say stick it out awhile longer, it might improve for ya! Good Luck in whatever you decide to do....
not now, RN
I hated my first semester of nursing school. I didn't know anyone, almost everyone was married with kids or a boyfriend, I had nothing in common with anyone. Top it off with an instructor who looked me straight in the eye during clinicals and told me "I will break you" and I wanted to throw in the towel.
It's my second semester and ya know what? I've met my best friend in the entire world, I still don't get along with everyone but now I don't care, I understand more because of those stupid assignments, by the end of the first semseter my clinical instructor was praising my care plans and I've discovered that I love Med/Surg with a passion.
It gets better. Work through this.
I guess I really can't relate to hating nursing school. I am also in my first semester of school and I am loving it. Maybe it is because we are the first class there and we get to set the standards for everyone else, or maybe it is because I know after 22 months, that it will all be worth it. I am excited about going into clinical's (which starts on Friday with orintation), and my group will be starting on the oncology floor. Granted all the tests are getting tiring, but without them I wouldn't learn a thing. As for the assignments, we don't have many of them either, but the one's we do have, help us in learning how to think like a nurse. Nursing theory and the nursing process, so far has seemed to be the worst, but then again, I was told that it will get easier with time, when we finally get to implement the stages.
I would stick it out a bit further, and if you feel the same way at the end of this semester, then I would probably look into something new. Look at all the money and time you have spent to get this far, only to throw it away. As for the peeps in your class, WHO CARES, the only one that matters is you. Get with the peeps that you think you fit in with and form bonds with them.
As for venting, it is a common thing to do while in nursing school, I think anyways. All the stress and emotions that run rampent while you are attending. Finding out that you don't have all the spare time in the world to do what you want to do any more, or to be able to spend time with the family, only because it seems like your head is always stuck in a book..
Really I would stick it out and don't give up so easily, because it may be something you will regret later down the road. I am not sure how easy or hard it is to get into nursing school where you are at, but if it is as tough there as it is here, STAND PROUD that you are one of the few to get in.
Sorry for such a long post
If the BSN prereqs are any indication, I can believe nursing school assignments can be silly. Just remember, education is many times much different than the real world!
Ok, folks, I have to vent. I just started this nursing program and I absolutely hate it! I detest some of the STUPID assignments we have to do. I really don't feel like I fit in with most of the people in my class. I'm not too crazy about some of the instructors. I am disillusioned and don't know if I should continue.I can't believe I spent a ton of money only to regret this. I have worked in the medical field for awhile and I really can't believe things have turned out like this. Should I just try to do something else or should I try to stick it out?
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Hang in there. The first semester can be really rough, but it WILL get better. Good luck. :)
Stick in there. You've worked too hard to get to where you are. I,too, felt the same way. I finished my first year.... only to start back into my 2nd and withdrawal after 2 weeks. I felt like I didn't "fit" as well and that I had no friends that I "clicked" with. Now that I know hindsight is 20/20 (right?)... I WISH more than anything I would have stuck it out. I had GREAT instructors, a wonderful program... and yet I let my lack of self confidence and the "cliques" of my class make me feel as if I didn't belong. I would have graduated in May of 2005. Now this sets me back to graduating May 2006. I had a lot of other problems (at home) on top of feeling like I just didn't "belong". I'm happy to report that I am working on "me" at the moment... and focusing on the reason I wanted to be a nurse to start with. Don't lose sight of your goal... if you truly want to be a nurse don't let anyone stand in your way. You have to take care of "you".
hang in there, try to get a job as an extern by the end of your first year, and judge whether you like nursing or not before you drop out.
Try to hang in there for at least the first semester. I was like you also. I didn't like nursing school for the most part and was bored silly the first semester. The second semester things improved .
You can always withdraw if you feel that this was not the correct career choice for you.
lil' girl, LPN
If you hate it you should consider quitting.Why do something that doesn't make you happy, the patient won't benefit and neither will you.
I've heard many nurses say that nursing school is completely different from the real world of nursing. I myself can say that the senior years of nursing school (I am now in my 4th year of a bachelor's degree) are completely different from first year, and more enjoyable. The assignments in first year did seem fairly pointless, but school got better as the years passed.
I often remind myself that whether I stick it out or drop out, four years will pass all the same.
Now, as for knowing whether or not you even want to dedicate all that time only to find out that you don't like nursing after all, I would agree with those posters who say to wait until you have experienced clinical, and in a few different areas at that. You may not like med-surg, but you may love psychiatry, or labour and delivery, or community nursing.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend working as a CNA to judge how well you would like nursing, because I know of a few nurses and senior nursing students as well who strongly disliked working as an aide, but still love being a nurse.
Hope this helps.
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