I hate it :[

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So a little backround, i did all my nursing pre-req's and applied for my schools nursing program. Everytime i ever told someone i was going into nursing, the response was always "really? i cant see you as a nurse" or "ew your gonna have to clean poop, why would you wanna do that?"..Well anyway, i went through with it, applied and got accepted. Since my school has a one year waiting list, i took a semester off. Then decided to go back to school and finish up my general AA. I told everyone it was because i wanted to do my BSN when i finished my AS in Nursing and had my RN...Subconciously now that i think about it, i did because i had a gut feeling i should get it out of the way incase nursing didnt work out, atleast i'd be able to transfer into my local university..

FAST FOWARD TO TODAY

So i just finished my first week of nursing school. i HATED it. Went through the motions. Information litterly went in ONE ear and right out the next. Maybe im just feeling overwhelmed, or maybe im not supose to be here. But you know that feeling you get when yout NOT supose to be doing something. I have the feeling. I really feel like i dont wanna continue. Like god is purposly clouding up my head when i go to school becuz im NOT supose to be there , and really, its making me deppressed. i was fine before school started, now i wanna cry all the time:[

Has anyone eles felt this?? i really feel like im NOT supose to be here. And that why i went ahead and finished my general AA...because i KNEW i would need it....now that i think about it, i chose nursing because its what my father wanted to to do...i dont think its what i want to do ..throughout my one year wait i was constently on my local universitys website looking through OTHER degree programs ...idk what to do:crying2:

slave_diverRN

slave_diverRN

Has 1 years experience. 82 Posts

You know what to do.

Consider yourself lucky that you've discovered that this career is not right for you after only one week.

Life is too short to spend the bulk of it doing something you don't enjoy.....take a look at the things you enjoy doing and figure out how to make a career out of one of your passions.

ZeppHead8

ZeppHead8

Has 1 years experience. 202 Posts

+1 for the above

The last thing you need to be doing in life is choosing a career because you thought at some point you SHOULD do it, or to fulfill someone else's wishes. There are a lot of people out there who have done this and are now miserable.

If I were you, I would make a graceful exit now, as proceeding will only continue to cost you money and time, and will tax your emotions and spirit; nursing school is tough enough on those who have the desire to put themselves through it.

There is something out there for you! Go and find it!! 80)

IWantBobatea

IWantBobatea

47 Posts

I don't think it's a great idea to quit that fast. I think you should seriously think about it. There are many paths you can choose later on once you become an RN (ex: CRNA, NP, etc). I know a lot of people get crazy when they just started with the nursing program. I think you're just been overwhelmed. If you still decide to quit, I wish you well and good luck to you. God Bless you.

ZeppHead8

ZeppHead8

Has 1 years experience. 202 Posts

Also, may I add...I didn't say what I said because I think that an overwhelming first week of nursing school warrants quitting

I said it because of your own admissions that you seemingly didn't really want to be doing this, and went ahead anyway. In my opinion, withdrawing right now gives you more time to explore your options. This is not your only chance to be a nurse, and you may find after taking some more time for yourself that nursing is or is not right for you. Do what's right for you! I wish you all the best with whatever choice you make!

HF2010

HF2010

45 Posts

Have you gone to a Clinical day yet? Some people who hate the classes just love clinicals, and vice versa. Can you talk to a counselor or one of your professors about it?

I saw a couple of criers in my first term. It's not unheard of.

laurdra

laurdra

22 Posts

I would stay in. If you can get through the program, you have other options besides traditional nursing duties. You can easily get a job on the business side of heath care with only a few business courses.

Mayraarnp

Mayraarnp

3 Posts

I hated nursing school at first because I entered into an accelerated program where we had 6 week classes. This was just way too fast for me to handle, so I withdrew from those classes and entered another program at the same school that had 8 weeks classes. This was much better and I do not regret withdrawing. It takes courage to realize that you are uncomfortable and seek alternatives, like I did.So weigh your options bc nursing school is hard to get into, and there are many ppl who are never accepted. Keep me posted on ur decision! Keep your head up!