Anonymous asked: What keeps you going on to nursing school? Are you working while in school? What is nursing school really like? I have a fear of failure so I don't want to mess up any opportunity I get. You sound so inspiring and I applaud you for almost being done with nursing school.
Being a nursing major in college is quite different than most undergraduate majors. Once you’re in the program, you’re not only attending lectures like everyone else, but you’re also immersed in hands-on learning with actual patient care in various hospital settings. Nursing school schedule in a nutshell consists of:
- Monday: One 3-hour lecture, going to the hospital to pick out one or two patients, going home to work on your care plan (e.g. researching information on pathophysiology/disease process, diagnoses, meds, teaching etc.)
- Tuesday/Wednesday: Patient care, 6:30-3pm on both days, but this could vary depending on where your rotation is once you get into specialty rotations during senior year.
- Thursday: Two 3-hour-long lectures (about 6 hours of lecture)
A great thing about nursing school is there is no school on Fridays. But usually, you would spend one or two days during the weekend working on care plan, paper, teaching plan, homework, studying for an exam, etc.
Yes, I do have a job while in school. I work once a week on Saturdays for a local small business; I do emails and file paperwork at my job. What keeps me going is my passion for nursing, the support I receive from my friends and family, and God. My relationship with God is a vital component of who I am. He has a direct impact on the decisions I make and my perception of life. One thing I learned so far in my twenty-two years of living is there will always be a degree of uncertainty in life, but my relationship with Jesus gives me courage and hope despite my inability to control certain aspects of the future. It’s normal to have fears, but don’t let them keep you from pursuing your dreams. Messing up is always better than being static, because you can always say you’ve tried it. Also, what if it ends up working out? I hope everything works out for you! If you have any other questions, you know where to find me :)