First of all, huge kudos to you for what you’re doing right now. I don’t know what you’re going through, but I’ve been where you’re at. And I’ve had the same feelings like you. Help someone who’s struggling and don’t let your heart break, get out there and help people and help yourself.
Also, first, do some research into how to learn the skills you will need for real life. And you’ll be surprised that many nursing schools have websites now that give you resources and articles to read, that will give you answers. You can find online classes, courses, books and online study guides that can help you become a better RN.
Now that you’ve gotten some advice, it’s time to make some changes. For example, you don’t have to sit for hours in a row waiting for the test. You don’t have to have the same boring lectures each week. In fact, you can study when you’re not at work, studying at home or even with a few hours to spare at night.
But that isn’t the end of the story. You can take advantage of the time you’re not at school. Find out what the best schools are in your area and sign up for an RN degree or a BSN program at a local community college, a technical or private university. You can also get the same education from a private online school.
Next, start working on your resume and cover letter. If you already have them, you’ll want to include those. It will help you get more calls.
Last, make sure to go to the hospital you plan to work for and talk to the nurse’s office director. You don’t want to be embarrassed, so make sure you’re well prepared. And be polite! When I was attending a nursing school, we were taught to be civil and polite to everyone. This applies in a lot of things – not just nursing.
When you have the money, or a way to pay for it, or both, start looking at nursing school. It will be the best decision you ever make for your future.
But it isn’t going to happen overnight. You’ll have to make some sacrifices along the way. For example, if you want to be an RN, you’ll have to take classes at night or at your work. If you want to be a nurse anesthetist or something else, you’ll have to give up weekends.
But I’d encourage you to look at it this way – you can’t be a nurse without having to take care of people. Others’ medical needs, for example. And that’s going to be a lot of things you in a nursing school.
This is a great career for someone who wants to help others. And if you are, well, that makes me feel good too.
I’m going to tell you one last thing – remember, if you’re planning to pursue a nursing degree, do your research! Don’t settle for just anything.
Find out what others say about it before enrolling! Find out what they liked and disliked about the school, the instructors, the curriculum and their experience as a student.
I promise you, this will help you make a better choice when deciding whether you should go to a nursing school. Also, it will help you make decisions on the coursework if you get accepted.
Just remember, the best nursing school will be the one that you love. This is your dream school. It’s a school that you will love to attend and work in – no matter what type of nurse you want to be.
So, what are you waiting for? Find the school that’s right for you!