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by erybooh erybooh (New) New

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I just started my nursing endeavor, I am half way through the first semester with very descent grades and not bad as far as my care plans go. I started going to my rotations (nursing home) very recently and I like pt. interaction, but I am starting to be anxious with the idea that "this is not for me". English is my second language and I feel I am not gonna be able to make it through nursing school. Yes, fear is eating me alive and I am struggling to stay motivated. Should I quit now? I am not sure I am the only one to go through this when nursing school is starting to become difficult day by day. How do you to stay motivated?, how to find balance? and how do you know you "have what it takes" to be a good nurse or to even graduate. I am nervous I am putting so much effort to finally maybe see this is not what I thought it would be

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bb007rn has 10 years experience and specializes in Emergency room, Neurosurgery ICU.

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I re-started nursing school when I was 32 years old. A single mom, 4 kids, worked and went to school. I lived on 4 -5 hours sleep every night for over 2 years. What kept me going? Knowing in the end that I would be an RN, that I would be able to give my kids a better life, and simply how badly I wanted it to happen. that was my goal, For me, the end justified the means.

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Nursing school is hard and it doesn't get easier. Motivation comes from within. If you want it, you will have it. If you're hesitant, maybe try and take some time off to figure it out? There's nothing worse than going all the way through school and realizing then that this wasn't for you.

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That is admirable. Thank you sometimes the end goal seems very far that it is easy to lose sight of it, but you are totally right. Thank you

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