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  1. Boldness to Speak

    I have also had patients thank me for treating them with compassion. I am not Christian. I just believe in service and love toward my fellow humans. I am glad you have found solace in your faith; just respect that people can be good even if their bel...
  2. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    250zRN, I hear where you are coming from. I agree--there's no use in complaining! I admire that you pushed through, even when things were tough. I was coming from a difficult place prior to nursing school. I worked hard to get there. But, that doesn'...
  3. 6 months in the ED -- should I "get it" by now?

    I haven't graduated yet but I did have a similar experience as a clinic assistant working with NPs at my current job. I struggled with the same question, and got some good advice here. First, I think stress make it difficult to "see the big picture"....
  4. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    Thank you all for the positive thoughts and encouragement! I know my post was anxiety-riddled, and I appreciate the calm responses and collective wisdom I've received. Definitely feeling a lot better about the road ahead.
  5. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    In response to previous questions: I am at a fully-accredited school, highly ranked. I have some loans from a previous bachelor's degree, and from my first of the two-year program (the scholarship only covered the second year). I should add, I live i...
  6. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    jobellestarr, I am very interested in working for IHS. It is actually my top choice. This is definitely a point of contention for my partner, as he believes that he won't be able to find a job (a possibility) and will generally be unhappy there beca...
  7. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    I really appreciate all the advice, even the tough love! I am definitely willing to move anywhere (even the middle of nowhere) if it's what I need to do. I wouldn't have taken the scholarship if I didn't feel that way--and in fact, working in an unde...
  8. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    Dishes, I totally see the logic. I'm more upset at my own decision to go to nursing school despite plenty of warnings that there was, in fact, a surplus of new nurses--not a shortage, as so many people believe.
  9. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    Personally, I think it'd be nice to at least get hiring preference in healthcare provider shortage areas based on having a government scholarship!
  10. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    It's a federal scholarship...they require you to pass the NCLEX within 3 months of graduation (hopefully that won't be too hard) and find a job by the six month mark. The contract is that you find a job or pay back everything (tuition + stipend). I t...
  11. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    My scholarship requires that I find a job within six months of graduation. If I don't have to pay back upwards of $40,000 immediately. I fully accept and acknowledge that I'm complaining--I know it's not the best attitude to have. It's certainly how...
  12. Nursing is the Biggest Mistake of My Life

    I am graduating in two months. It took me seven years from the moment I decided to become a nurse to when I started my BSN program. I thought I did everything right. Graduating Summa Cum Laude. Volunteering at every opportunity. Years of job experien...
  13. IHS for New BSN Grad?

    Anyone have experience applying to IHS as a new grad, or has anyone worked for IHS? I am willing to move (almost) anywhere to work for them. It is my top choice for employment. I also have a HRSA scholarship--I'm not sure if that boosts my chances. ...
  14. How am I going to pay for nursing school?? input pls...

    Socal EMT, I hope that you will accept advice from someone who has been in your shoes. I was accepted to a number of top-notch schools several years ago and struggled with the same question. Even with their generous grant program I was still looking ...
  15. senior practicum & my mental health

    I have severe depression and anxiety, which in the past has been exacerbated by lack of sleep. I am in my senior year of a BSN program and am planning on doing community health as a career. I have no interest in acute care. I was passed over first bl...