Just wanted to see if others feel this way,too. I only have four months left in my LPN program, and even though I enjoyed the theoretical part and have had mostly As and a few Bs in all my classes, I absolutely hate nursing now after my first clinical rotation, which happened to be med. surge. I dreaded going in every day, being intimidated by our instructor, being talked to like a dumb school girl (I'm 40 and have had a career before going into the nursing field), feeling totally overwhelmed by the whole patient care/charting/med passing thing that I feel we weren't well prepared for in school. I busted my butt off trying to take care of patients, too scared to ask my instructor for help for fear of being yelled at, trying to remember the 1000 meds that we had never covered in school, spending endloss hours on care plans and patient research the day before, and not having a life anymore in general. I have never been this stressed in my entire life, and I'm actually having anxiety attacks. I'm glad this rotation is over, but now I don't even think I EVER want to work like this again. I'm thinking about quitting right now and not waste my time with something that I think may not be for me after all. My original plan was to bridge over to RN, but now that is not something I'm even remotely entertaining anymore. I've even looked into other fields, such as court reporting, something that I could actually do from home (the school part anyways). Unfortunately, since I've "wasted" so much time, money and energy, I really cannot afford to go back to square one and start something new. BTW, I was full of enthusiasm and elan when I started this. I wanted to help people while making a decent living, but I don't think I'm cut out for it. I hate to think I wasted two years of pre-reqs and 8 months of school, but right now I have zero enthusiasm left for this profession and even wonder what the heck I was thinking when I decided office jobs are boring. I'd take boring over super-stressed/anxious/worn-out just right about now.Maybe I should also asked people who have graduated already: does it get better? I don't think I can stand the anxiety of having to constantly worry if by mistake or oversight I may have hurt/killed someone. I don't want to be a buzz-kill to any students out there, and I hope your experience has been better than mine. I just don't know if I should just "suck it up" and finish, get a job at maybe a doctor's office where the stress level is hopefully not as high as on a med. surge floor in a hospital, and see how it goes. If I still don't like it then, maybe I could take court reporting classes on the side.Any suggestions/experiences?