Hey there! I am a 36 yr old mom of 2 boys (15yrs and 3 yrs). I tend to do things in a non traditional way. I am a new grad BSN-RN working in the ED (MY DREAM UNIT) for about 5 months. Nursing school is hard, you will have days where you want to cry, days you want to quit, and days that make you feel so stupid! But you can do it, and its totally worth it, if you are going into nursing for the right reasons. This is my second career and my second degree, all the hard work and late nights melt away when you get that first hug from a patient that tells you "thank you, you really made a difference in my stay". Remember thats why you are there. I see far to many nurses treat the patients badly becuase they are tired or overwhelmed. Please new nurses to be, remember your patients are probably at one of their lowest points if they are in the hospital, you can help turn that around for them and make the night a little easier.