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  1. Cupcake2018

    Can’t cope with death, should I even go to nursing school?

    Just because you can't cope with death now doesn't mean you won't learn how to cope with it from here on out. No need to give up on your goal of nursing. Worst comes to worst, pick an area of nursing where patient death is unlikely. School nursing, nursing education, provider's office, outpatient setting, and psych are just a few areas I can think of where you probably won't have to deal with death much. Don't give up!
  2. Cupcake2018

    I feel so dumb, lonely and angry all the time

    I agree with other posters in that it sounds like you are overwhelmed.You're human. Try talking to someone, like maybe a counselor at school, and se if they might be able to offer some ways in which you can reorganize your life so that you can realize success. As far as academics go, focus your energies on the actual nursing courses. If need be, maybe go part time until you feel situated. This might not be possible in your particular nursing program, but it's an option worth looking into. Lastly, even though it may be extremely difficult at times, just try to have a 'can do' attitude. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy kind of thing. If you tell yourself that you don't think you're gonna make it, then you probably won't because that thinking will lead to the types of behavior that will make the initial thought a reality. Good luck and I hope things get better from here.
  3. Cupcake2018

    I'm finally getting it together

    Good for you! Sounds like you worked out a feasible plan for yourself instead of whinnniiinnggg like so many people in this country do. All the best for you!!
  4. Do you have $85,000 to spend on tuition? If not, and you plan to use loans to finance your education, then no it is probably not worth it. You'll be making almost $1000 monthly payments for the next 10 years or so and newly graduated nurses don't make a whole lot of money. $50-60 grand may sound like a lot, but once bills are paid and children are taken care of, it will be difficult to make that kind of monthly commitment, especially as a single parent. Go local or relocate to an area that has a more reasonably priced school. Stay away from for-profit schools. They are junk and overpriced - they prey on the vulnerable. Work hard and do well. Eventually, you'll find a good and reasonably priced program.
  5. Cupcake2018

    Imposter syndrome?

    Nursing school provides the foundation of knowledge needed to learn how to be a nurse and pass the NCLEX. The real learning will likely come through actual experience working in the field. I'm a student too and there are times when I feel clueless, but that is because I'm inexperienced. We all are, so you are not alone.
  6. If nursing programs aren't interviewing prospective students in person, then they are surely "interviewing" them on social media...