Is it time for me to give up Nursing?


  1. Should I continue Nursing ?

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I'm in a bad situation and I'm not sure whether or not i should continue nursing. I would like to hear some input from others.

Im in a terrible situation right now. I got my associates degree the summer of 2016 and i transferred into a universities nursing program later on in Fall. When i transferred it was revealed that i still had classes remaining to take before i could start my clincals. I was able to finish up all my classes accept for one. This is a pathophysiology class. My school has an academic strike policy that one must abide by to remaining in the program. 2 C- and you are kicked out. I dropped the class in fall of 2016 because i didn't do well on the first test and wanted to save face. In Spring 2017 i took the class until the end and got an F. I ended up dropping the course this semester (fall 2017) because there was a death and i cant deal with the pressure at the moment. If i take this class again in the spring it would make 2 years of me trying to pass this class. Im seriously considering changing my major. I don't have anymore classes left to take accept this patho class and my clinical classes. I have so many thoughts racing through my head and i don't know which path i should take. Ill give you the list of scenarios that have been playing in my head.

A: I continue Nursing, Pass my patho class, and i end up getting a C- or lower during one my clincal classes. This would just result in time wasted.

B: I take the patho class, dont, pass and my time is wasted but not as bad as scenario A

C: Im able to pass all my classes and i end up becoming a nurse

D: I just change my major, and try to make the best of it.

Currently my GPA is a 2.5 (previously a 3.3) because of the F i received. Its harder to boost your GPA with nursing classes because of its difficulty. The job market for Nursing is great but it's also competitive. Raising my GPA back above a 3.0 would be a tough task.

I like nursing because I love to help people, science interests me, job security, and it pays great. Nursing is something i can definitely see myself doing.

I've been looking into other majors and the job security isn't as great. I don't want to work hard in school and end up unemployed. Or in some cases people end up working a job for many years and they end up being laid off. Once they are laid off they are told they are overqualified when they are searching for a new job.

Although i like nursing it has its cons as well. Nurses Burnout, understaffing in hospitals, bad patient to nurse ratio that can put your license in jeopardy, mistakes can't be made because an overdose or an under dose of a medication can have severe consequences on a patient.

Every profession that is out there has it's problems that come with it.

I'm 22 btw

I know that everyone has some sort adversity in getting to their goals in life, but you also need to know when to let things go. My Mom is telling my continue while my dad is telling me to do something else. At the end of day my parents can choose my life because they aren't going to be living it for the next 20+ years. I would like to hear some input on what others think. I would like people to keep it 100% honest with me. Even if i don't like what you have to say.

Specializes in Neuro. Has 4 years experience.

One step at a time.

Do you WANT to be a nurse?

If yes, retake the patho class and commit to passing it no matter what it takes. Your self-talk on here is negative, you are psyching and preparing yourself for failure already, stop that.


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You should continue. I've known people that got kicked out of a nursing program and went to another program and passed their nclex. It doesn't matter what program, as long as you can pass your nclex. That also means gpa. It doesn't matter what your gpa is. My gpa was like 2.2 and I'm a Cath Lab nurse and was with the open heart team in surgery. Book nursing is different. Jobs don't look for gpa. They look if you can answer their scenario questions during the interview.

If you fail out of your program and wanna be a nurse, you'll just have to make sure you have the will power to keep trying. If there's a will, there's a way.


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I think it's time to quit.