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Nursing student who is lost

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I am currently a sophomore nursing student at a very small college. I am not happy where I am because i have not made any friends to provide me with a good support system. I love the thought of nursing, i love the fact we get to spend the most time with patients than any other healthcare profession, I am looking to transfer but it is so hard to find any colleges willing to accept me because i have too many credits under my belt. I am so lost right now. I do not know if I should change my major because i cannot find any other nursing school willing to accept me, but this is the career path I want to take. I currently have a 3.5 GPA not including this semester (I dealt with a a lot of depression this semester and did not focus on my grades and school) If anyone has any input, advice, or guidance they can share with me, I could really use it right now.

Transferring is one option but are there things you can do to improve your situation at your current school? Are there clubs or organizations you could join to make friends? Can you get a part-time job that might help you meet more people?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Earlier this morning, I commented on a thread where an OP is about to risk being thrown out on her *** because of a situation involving a 'friend'.

Seems to me you're doing a darn good job without them. Keep up the good work!:up:

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I am currently a sophomore nursing student at a very small college. I am not happy where I am because i have not made any friends to provide me with a good support system. I love the thought of nursing, i love the fact we get to spend the most time with patients than any other healthcare profession, I am looking to transfer but it is so hard to find any colleges willing to accept me because i have too many credits under my belt. I am so lost right now. I do not know if I should change my major because i cannot find any other nursing school willing to accept me, but this is the career path I want to take. I currently have a 3.5 GPA not including this semester (I dealt with a a lot of depression this semester and did not focus on my grades and school) If anyone has any input, advice, or guidance they can share with me, I could really use it right now.
((HUGS)) Not many schools are going to accept you and give you credit. They want the money for themselves and their programs.

Are you in a program away from home? Where is your family? If you are depressed talk with someone. Maybe talking an antidepressant will help. Ultimately when you leave college you will never see these people again but you will have your nursing degree for the rest of your life. I say find a way to stick it out. Talk with your advisor. Talk with your professors. Stick it out if you can. Once the spring semester is over you only have 4 semesters left and it wil fly by.

We can be your friend ((HUGS))

la_chica_suerte85, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Sometimes nursing school friends are overrated and get you into trouble (and, it hurts when, after you go through some emotional stuff together you get dropped like a hot potato after graduation). I know you want people you can relate to and support and be supported by but start with the basics and just make a few social contacts. I wouldn't switch schools over this and your GPA isn't bad in the slightest -- clearly you made it through struggling with your demons relatively unscathed. But, during that time, you probably felt isolated and may feel like the other students look at you funny. If you can, though, just try reaching out a little. If your school has nursing student-led volunteer events, start showing up with a smile and as positive an attitude you can muster and you'll be surprised what you end up attracting.