I have been an LPN for a little over 2 years now. I have been slowly working on general education courses required for the ADN program. I am expected to start the program in Winter or Summer 2022. The past month I have been doubting this path. In the past I was so excited about nursing, and truly felt this was my calling. Lately I feel so discouraged, and doubting if I am truly capable of becoming a competent RN. I also fear I am already losing my passion for nursing. I love the variety of patients I get to help care for in the sub acute rehab unit I work in, but I find all the documentation and passing so so many medications dreadful. I also feel so discouraged how politics seems to have wormed its way into our field, and I don't want to get into that. However, It feels more divided than ever. I also find it so discouraging with Covid 19 how much it has affected our patients and how many inconsistent policies have been put in place. I don't feel excited about this career path anymore. But this was huge goal of mine, and I also do not want to be disappointed for not accomplishing this goal. Maybe I just need a change of setting. This is the only setting I have worked in as an LPN. I am finding that I dread going to work everyday.
Do you guys think this is a sign that I should switch paths? I honestly don't even know what else I would do.