Jump to content

My sisters wedding is when I'm in my 1st year of nursing school?

Pre-Nursing   (7,279 Views 53 Comments)
by ateka ateka (New) New

726 Profile Views; 13 Posts

I'm a senior in high school, and i'm taking pre-nursing next year, and my problem is, my sisters wedding is on my first year of nursing school, and my second one is at the end of that same year, our weddings aren't like your nice old Americans, our wedding extend up to 2 weeks long. OMG! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? I can't not go to my sisters weddings, but I also can't not study. I'm thinking of giving up on nursing and looking for something else instead. I do't know what to do honestly, any help would be appreciated, and don't tell me don't give on your dream, please, because I can't do this to my sisters, and I can't do this to myself as well, because their weddings are important to me as well. any recommendation that will help me would be amazing. Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

861 Posts; 14,808 Profile Views

One option you may want to consider is choosing "pre-nursing" courses that can be completed online. Take a look at the prerequisites required by the nursing programs to which you would like to apply, and take online versions of those courses. Many programs require similar prerequisites like microbiology, anatomy & physiology, and statistics - all of which can be found at a variety of schools with online options. That way you can continue with your studies from anywhere in the world.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

2 Followers; 12,645 Posts; 97,922 Profile Views

Okay, we can't tell you not to give up on your dream and we can't tell you to give up on your family.

I won't tell you what to do. I WILL tell you that life will always get in the way. There will always be a reason not to go to school, not to have a baby, not to take that great vacation, not to buy a house.

This is YOUR life. You have to make it work.

Best of luck, and congrats to your sisters!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TakeTwoAspirin is a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.

1,018 Posts; 14,518 Profile Views

When I went to nursing school people managed to get married, have children, bury family members, and go through divorces without giving up. If you want this badly enough you will make it work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

3,677 Posts; 26,824 Profile Views

Consider scheduling your classes accordingly- schedule general ed courses and things you can take online. Once you schedule, immediately contact your instructors to let them know, so that you can plan ahead any exams or other time-sensitive things. You can coordinate with a classmate to obtain notes. Or you take each of those semesters off, and delay graduating by a year.

I agree that life will always get in the way. In nursing school, my sister-in-law got married (had to miss that, as it was in Hawaii), my grandfather passed away (missed his funeral), my mother-in-law broke her shoulder, her mother had a GI bleed and spent awhile in the ICU (and I was there for a lot of that), then her father needed a pacemaker (another trip to the ER, plus time in the hospital), plus other personal stuff, all during my actual program. You figure it out. You make priorities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 Posts; 726 Profile Views

Wow, you're amazing. I would LOVE to have the same willpower, and determination you had to complete your dream, even with all this happening around you.

But the wedding isn't happening abroad, it's happening here, and I thought that I won't be able to study for my nursing courses throughout both their weddings. do you think it's possible to study while still going to my sisters weddings?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 Posts; 726 Profile Views

The wedding isn't abroad, it's here, but i'm afraid I will fail in a course if I won't study during the time my sisters are getting married. What to do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KellyS has 2 years experience and specializes in Allergy; Long term; Rehab; Critical Care.

1 Post; 627 Profile Views

Yes!! You can absolutely study then. I scheduled a trip to Paris during my second semester of nursing school. I brought my 40 pounds of books on my carry-on and studied away every night before bed. You just have to fit it in. Your family will support you. You could also study extra the week before to get a nice head start. I also worked full time all throughout nursing school and did just fine. It's possible if you are determined!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 Posts; 726 Profile Views

I'm new on this site, I didn't know I had to quote to reply to someone, so my replies are scattered everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

861 Posts; 14,808 Profile Views

do you think it's possible to study while still going to my sisters weddings?

It's absolutely possible. You just have to be disciplined and don't procrastinate - try to get as much done ahead of the wedding as possible. Keep your eye on the prize and keep working hard towards your goal of being a nurse and you'll get there.

Among my classmates there were weddings, break-ups, a divorce, pregnancies, and deaths. We all graduated together as a cohort despite life happening to us and around us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 Posts; 726 Profile Views

Yes!! You can absolutely study then. I scheduled a trip to Paris during my second semester of nursing school. I brought my 40 pounds of books on my carry-on and studied away every night before bed. You just have to fit it in. Your family will support you. You could also study extra the week before to get a nice head start. I also worked full time all throughout nursing school and did just fine. It's possible if you are determined!

Thank you so much, I'm defiantly going to do that. My second sister might get married abroad, so I think your method will help me. =)))))))))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SassyTachyRN has 4 years experience and specializes in Peds, Oncology.

408 Posts; 6,449 Profile Views

I had a baby, got married, had two deaths in the family while in nursing school. I still survived and made it through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×