reading your post made me think back to when i was a kid and my parents made our first trip out to california. i was so excited about the prospect of actually getting to go to disneyland that i was a bundle of pent up energy. it's sort of on the same level of santa's visit. was i good this year, or not? will i get what i want for christmas? don't you kind of feel that same way? the problem is that you have too much idle time on your hands right now and your conscious mind is doing one of the things it does so very well--sabotaging you. i think that maybe what you need is some positive reinforcement at this point. so, i've posted some links to some articles i usually post for people considering going into nursing. then, i suggest you immerse yourself in holiday activities. if there is something you particularly like doing, do it while you have the chance. when january 16th rolls around your life will be filled with schoolwork. you should also make sure you have school supplies purchased and ready. if you haven't read the threads on allnurses related to this, seek them out and read what others have to say. and, as you read some of the threads on allnurses, remember that many post on the forums to vent their frustrations. while i wouldn't say that my nursing school experience was a "walk in the park" i had wonderful instructors who cared very much about helping us to learn and understand what we were doing. most nursing instructors are not the freaks you might hear being referred to in posts, but very caring, supportive people.
- "ten questions to ask yourself" about nursing and if it might be right for you
- "before you decide to become a nurse". things to consider about being a nurse. lots of links to information about what skills you need to become a nurse. and, what if you're really bad at math and science is discussed.
- "nursing is not for everyone". this is a very down to earth and honest article that broadly discusses what a nurse does and what you can expect on the job as a nurse.
- "nurses skills transfer to other professions". a list of 8 basic job skills that nurses are able to perform making them desirable for hire in many other professions.
- a day in the life of a registered nurse thread on general nursing discussion forum