I went to see a councilor when I was thinking about becoming a nurse. She looked at my grades from 15 years before and told me you will never be a nurseâ€.
They told me the pre reqs are super hard if you want to be a nurse. Well, ya I guess they weren't easy but their totally doable.
They told me it will take several tries to get into micro bio. I got up early and hit enter on the registration website the second my clock hit 8am and got in.
They told me the TEAS was really hard and you only get 2 shots at it. No it's not easy but after studying you'll do fine.
They told me it will take years to get into a nursing program. Well, ya. It took a year and a half. In that time I was able to work and save money to get me through the program.
They told me nursing school was super hard. I didn't find that to be true. What I did find to be true was that nursing school is a ton of hard work. If you got through the pre reqs you have the brains to get through nursing school.
They told me you can't work your way through nursing school. I had to cut back on hrs but I worked through the program. Ya, it was hard
They told me the NCLEX is super hard. If you study you will do fine and if not you'll know what you did wrong and give it another go. I didn't think it was as hard as advertised but every test is different and others would strongly disagree with me. I was in and out in less than 2hrs.
They told me the job market sucks and it's super hard to get a hospital job as a new grad. I had a job before I had a license (which actually made the NCLEX a bit more stressful).
They told me there is a huge learning curve and the first year as a RN will be hard. OK, ya they nailed this one. Haha
I guess my point here is ya got this. Nursing school is just one hurdle after another. Don't look at the big picture there is so much it's totally daunting. Just take it one hurdle at a time, if you stick with it you'll get there.
Anyway, that's my motivational speaking for today, you take it one day at a time and you got this!!!!
Not sure if this post helps anybody but I have been meaning to post something for a while(graduated in 2014).