Changing careers but discouraged by a failed student - page 3

I have recently been accepted into an Accelerated BSN program. I am male and have worked in the Auto Industry as a Org Development Manager--However, my brothers Girlfriend who removed herself from an... Read More

  1. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Quote from vballmanrn
    Question is: Do you want to be a nurse? If you can whole heartedly say "Yes!", then become a nurse. Do not let people with negative thoughts sway you from what you want to be. I had an ex-girlfriend say that I was stupid and would never make it through nursing school. It's quite comical actually. When we dated she tended bar and became a stripper. Anyways, I used that negativeness as motivation to be the best nursing student I could be. I received many complements from patients and their families, was a member and officer in my universities honor society, received the only nursing excellence award our school gives out, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and passed the NCLEX-RN in my first try with 75 questions. Hmmm....I guess she motivated me.

    Dude you must have been real stupid to graduate with honors and pass the NCLEX on the first try. Your girl was right, sure everyone can graduate college and become an RN but not everyone can strip and tend bar for a living... haha

  2. by   ADPIE10
    It's very painful for students that have not completed the nursing program when they perceive personal failure. You'll have to determine for yourself if the words you hear is sage counsel or bitter commentary. As a nurse, you're interpretation of a patient's comments will be a critical skill.