Hi all! Thanks so much for your advice on my last post 🙂 I've decided to go ahead and make the next move. That said, I have another question I'd love to get your advice on.
I'm in the process of doing my interview for GBC's RPN program and I think with my average and experience in health care, I stand a pretty decent chance at getting a spot.
That aside, I have clinical depression, anxiety and was recently diagnosed with PTSD. I do a combo of medication and talk therapy. I try to watch my diet, get active frequently and just overall take care of myself. I'm not perfect but I'm definitely better than where I was 3 years ago.
I'm wondering if maybe the course load at GBC would be too much for me? From semester 1-3, there's about 7-8 courses, including clinical. I worry that I'm going to get overwhelmed and relapse. That said, this is the nature of the game and I don't want to limit myself or forgo a whole career because of my disability.
From people who are currently doing it now or have done it, how have you/are you managing the course load? If you had the option to do it part time, would you recommend that more? Or has the heavy course load strengthened you as a nursing student/nurse?
I already know I'd be able to do it PT because I'd get an accommodation to reduce my course load but I don't want to fall back on it out of fear. At the same time, I also don't want to shoot myself in the foot and think I'm Superwoman.
I know this is an individual choice but I think it'd be great to hear from others, especially if they're in the same boat as me.
TLDR: should I use my accommodation to take GBC's RPN program PT? Or is the heavy course load not as bad as it seems?