2 Months to graduation, I want to quit !!!!


I have hit rock bottom with Nursing school, I have been an LVN for 16 years, currently in the transition program for my RN, I will be graduating August 19th, 2016, I'm sick to death of walking around with a target on my back, being questioned about my morals, watched as though I'm some kind of criminal, I have been an "A" student, now to find myself not studying, not doing homework, and could care less about finishing, my once great relationship has now suffered and may not recover, I don't even know who I am anymore, I have gone from being completely financially stable to eating Ramen noodles, and digging for money to put gas in my vehicle to get to clinicals. This has been a nightmare for me, I can't help but wonder if all this is worth sacrificing your own well being and happiness. I was born to be a nurse, I am very compassionate about what I do, nursing is who I am. I have 3 exams tomorrow and I haven't studied, It's like my brain is on lock down, PLEASE HELP....IM COMPLETELY LOST.......

nutella, MSN, RN

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Yes it is worth it.

But it sounds that you are having a lot going on from financial problems to feeling targeted, relationship problems and so on and forth. School is a huge commitment. I know how it is to work and in school plus family - my time is very limited.

You need to get yourself back on track. If you need support perhaps it is good to see a counselor. But your priority should be to pass your tests and graduate, you are very close. Once you are an RN and pass the NCLEX you will be able to look for a RN job. Your financial situation will be more stable again. if your partner did not support you through this stressful time or can't deal with it he is not worth it.

Get off the internet and study...

Why do you feel targeted?

I'm not in nursing school yet, so it's hard for me to imagine wanting to quit after everything I'm going to have to go through to get where I want to be. Especially with only two months left.

Does your campus have a student support center? That's the first place I'd go for help.

I'd also try to sit down and really evaluate why I was feeling these things. Are you having issues with classmates? Clinical settings? Teachers? Is it something you can work to address or a situation where you need to change your expectations.

Don't quit. You're so close. I can't wait to be where you are.

Specializes in Emergency, LTC.

Third semester (psych/Neuro) is when I would constantly hear my head go "Idc if I fail. I'm over it." I was targeted by an instructor an those 4mo were extremely hard and yes, at one point I lost my spark and didn't even feel like I wanted to be a nurse but you are SO CLOSE! You will get through this!

What helped me was taking it one week at a time- set small goals for the week (study x hours, turn in paperwork on time, anything). Even go further and set small goals for the day, even if it's get through the day without crying.

You've got to remember why you started. We support you! Whether it's a difficult class mate, course, instructor, once you're done you won't have to deal with it anymore. Keep this in mind!

Has 33 years experience.

Seek professional counseling, hopefully your school counselor can direct you.

You ARE sacrificing right now, but you are almost there. Remember, RN's make twice the LVN rate.

Soon you will trade the ramen for steak.

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 37 years experience.

I've entered nursing school 3 times: LPN, ASN, and BSN. Each time, I lost my relationship, whether basic or marital. It requires commitment not only on the part of the student, but also in the part of the significant other. If that person won't stick around for the struggles, then good riddance before the rewards (and they will be quite a few) roll in. All that to say, you better believe it is worth it!!!


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You are insanely close to just throw away all of your hard work. It would suck even more to have fought as hard as you have just to not finish by a few months. Hang in there!!!!


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Specializes in Ortho.

I just received my license this week so I know where you are coming from OP. To be honest....it's still hard. There's preparing for nclex and now I'm studying/learning a new job. I've yet to receive my first check with my RN pay rate. I get it tomorrow so we'll see how it goes.

If it's what you love and what you want to do.....then it will be worth it. You're already a nurse so you know more than someone like me who is going into the field essentially blind. We learn a lot in school but you don't know what you don't know. I agree with the previous poster...you're too close to give up now. You've made it this far. Having nursing experience will make the transition to working at least some easier. I will say it's an incredible sense of accomplishment once you are licensed.

I'm glad to know from other posters that it's worth it. Looking forward to that first check!! And that can soon be the case for you OP, if you get over this last hurdle. At least give it your all....you might be left wondering about the "what ifs".