Dropped out of A&P



  1. Not because I WANTED to though. I haven't been on for so long because I got the flu which in turn turned into Pneumonia AND a sinus infection. I was in touch with my instructor about days I was missing and she was really wonderful and understanding. I also had doctor notes for all my days missed (I had to go to my doctor 3 times in a week). Then as I started getting better, my 5 year old got the Chicken Pox. UGH! So, I said "forget it". I was doing terrible in class anways and there was no way I could make up all those days.

    So, I WILL be taking it over in the Fall hopefully. I take my CPR class next weekend. That's only one day though. The only problem is that I'm not even sure I want to go into nursing now. I also have a love for teaching. I homeschooled my daughter last year and I spend a LOT of time at their school. (I have a first grader and a kindergartner) I love to be with the children. It's so rewarding when I walk in the class and they all come running to hug me! I just feel so at home. I would love to get a job as a teachers aide, but there are no openings around me.

    But I feel at home in hospitals also. I don't know what to do. I am at a point in my life where I feel so confused.
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  3. by   RN_2007
    I know how you feel. I've been wanting to be a nurse off and on since high school. But I've been working in Health Information Management for about 6.5 years and I was just interviewed for another HIM position yesterday. So now I'm back in forth with nursing and persuing a degree in HIM. I feel so worthless going back and forth all the time (this is my third time to do so within the past year). My husband tells me to do whatever I feel is best for me but the problem is, I don't know what's best for me. I feel like nursing is my calling because I like the patient care aspect, but then again, the fact that I keep going back to HIM tells me that's where I should end up. I just don't know what to do. It's so hard.
  4. by   arciedee
    Sorry to hear about everything that's been going on. I hate it when things conspire like that... similar situation happened to me last year during my chemistry class and I ended up dropping. At the time I thought I must just give up my health-care ideas, but I couldn't stay away :chuckle Back at it this year!

    Could you become a school nurse? Just thinking of a way to combine your two interests! It's tough trying to pick only one career. I've always felt pulled towards healthcare and I'm really excited at the idea of becoming a nurse, but at the same time I think of other things I could do that might also bring me the same level of satisfaction. For example, I volunteer with a youth organization through work and I find them so inspiring I think, gee, I'd love to do that all day. But then I thought about it more seriously and realized that while I love working with them, I really would not want to do it day in and day out, that volunteering is better for me. So maybe you could stick with the nurse idea but still volunteer at your kids' school? Just a thought!
  5. by   crb613
    Quote from NicInNC


    Not because I WANTED to though. I haven't been on for so long because I got the flu which in turn turned into Pneumonia AND a sinus infection. I was in touch with my instructor about days I was missing and she was really wonderful and understanding. I also had doctor notes for all my days missed (I had to go to my doctor 3 times in a week). Then as I started getting better, my 5 year old got the Chicken Pox. UGH! So, I said "forget it". I was doing terrible in class anways and there was no way I could make up all those days.

    So, I WILL be taking it over in the Fall hopefully. I take my CPR class next weekend. That's only one day though. The only problem is that I'm not even sure I want to go into nursing now. I also have a love for teaching. I homeschooled my daughter last year and I spend a LOT of time at their school. (I have a first grader and a kindergartner) I love to be with the children. It's so rewarding when I walk in the class and they all come running to hug me! I just feel so at home. I would love to get a job as a teachers aide, but there are no openings around me.

    But I feel at home in hospitals also. I don't know what to do. I am at a point in my life where I feel so confused.
    Instead of dropping the class could you take an incomplete?? That way you can finish & not have to pay again? I had to do this & was allowed to have XXX amount of time to complete the class. Hope things improve for you.
  6. by   NicInNC
    Quote from arciedee
    Sorry to hear about everything that's been going on. I hate it when things conspire like that... similar situation happened to me last year during my chemistry class and I ended up dropping. At the time I thought I must just give up my health-care ideas, but I couldn't stay away :chuckle Back at it this year!

    Could you become a school nurse? Just thinking of a way to combine your two interests! It's tough trying to pick only one career. I've always felt pulled towards healthcare and I'm really excited at the idea of becoming a nurse, but at the same time I think of other things I could do that might also bring me the same level of satisfaction. For example, I volunteer with a youth organization through work and I find them so inspiring I think, gee, I'd love to do that all day. But then I thought about it more seriously and realized that while I love working with them, I really would not want to do it day in and day out, that volunteering is better for me. So maybe you could stick with the nurse idea but still volunteer at your kids' school? Just a thought!
    Actually, we just started visiting a new church and they need volunteers for the kids programs. If we continue going there, I would LOVE to volunteer and that way I can be with the children teaching what I believe in! I guess as of now I'm going to stick with the nursing path. I'll hopefully be able to take A&P again in the fall. If I can get my CNA certification in the fall, then I'll do that and take A&P in the spring.

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