Nursing school can be very hard, especially in the beginning when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel and no end to the clinicals in sight. But there is a light! I am finishing my BSN in May and it has been a long, hard road. My BSN is my second four-year degree and I can tell you that nursing school is way harder than other 4 year programs.
You have to do what is right for you. But with a nursing degree there are so many opportunities- beyond just hospital and LTC work. There is public health, corrections, legal consulting, school nursing, forensic nursing, the list goes on and on. So don't think that just because you're slow to learn IV skills or don't like the hospital or whatever you'll be a terrible RN. We're all in nursing school to learn and it can be really difficult to maintain your self-confidence and self-esteem through it all. After years of clinicals I know, some days I'd come home feeling like the most hopeless, hapless, incompetent person on the planet!
Call a hotline, reach out to a friend, make an appointment with a school counselor or trusted instructor. Taking care of yourself will be the most important gift to yourself- and your future patients!