My comment is off topic in a way, but it has to do with the reality of nursing school. I have a week left of my LAST nursing class EVER, and then 3 months of practicum to finish of my degree, which I am doing overseas. Sounds awesome, right? It wasn't always this way. When I first started this program, I had a heck of a time with clinical, came home crying every day, couldn't seem to do anything right, and was barely passing. One day, I failed my clinical, and was forced to take all my second year clinicals again. Guess what? The second time was WAY EASIER. It took a lot of hard work, and help from my instructors, but that same shy girl who cried every day and was barely passing is now almost done her degree and feels awesome! Anyway, my point is we will have have our ups and downs, and they may all be different, but if you put your mind to it, it WILL get better, and this is a VERY rewarding career once you make it through the hard parts! Good luck to those applying, don't give up cuz it's worth all the struggles in the end, I promise!!!