My Survival and Journey through Nursing School: You will make it too!

  1. futurenicunurse says:

    I was considering throwing in the towel today…and I’m not even in actual nursing school yet! I am taking my last co-requisite (microbiology). I have 2 kids (10 year old and a 1 year old), married, work full-time, soccer mom and if finding time for the co-requisites is this hard how am I ever going to make it?? LOL Reading your post made me realize no matter what our situations are, nursing school is difficult and everyone is just trying to survive. So I am going to Just Keep Swimming!! Thank you for your encouragement!! 🙂

    • Kelsey Rowell says:

      YAY!!!!!! omg please don’t give up. The schedule is amazing. You are pretty much “on your own” once out of school. Free to make what you can of your job! there are hard days still. and situations you wont be able to avoid! But ultimately, it is the BEST job out there for a working mom! 3 days on, 4 off! Seriously….push through and don’t give up. I had EVERY reason to give up. And I didn’t because I had amazing support! Much love to you and thanks for the sweet comment!

  2. Jenna Clark says:

    Thank you for posting this! So many NEED to hear this. I completely agree that nursing school was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I am truly passionate about educating our future nurses also. Thank you thank you!

  3. khadija says:

    Hi I enjoyed reading your story I am a nurse in the Caribbean . I am now studying for Nclex exam . Thank you for the encouragement needing it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much, reading this made me feel so much better! I am in my first semester and it is already beyond stressful. Hearing other peoples hardships and that they persevered and made it through is so inspiring!

  5. mushy says:

    OMG !! thanks Kelsey for writing this.. very empowering to me personally cos several times i thought of dropping out of study (cos of the life hardships i’ve gone through)… i AM going to finish this course and become one of the best and positive RN’s out there!! thankyou so much… made my day.

  6. Anna says:

    Wow. I just wanted to say: I rarely comment on articles like this, but I’m in the throes of nursing school now, and I felt so discouraged during finals this week, but your words have actually made me tear up. It’s encouraging to read about your personal journey; that you’ve been through all the ups and downs, and made it out alive. I NEEDED to read what you’ve wrote… so, thank you. Really.

  7. Debbie Moore says:

    Your story is amazing, inspiring, and I loved reading it. I, too, am fulfilling my life’s dream, but it’s more of a bucket list now. When I was 8 I wanted to become a nurse. Life got in the way for a little while, then things fell into place. Nursing school is no easy journey and all sorts of things can happen along the way, challenging your very existence. In two weeks I will be 63 years old, my husband of thirty years passed away during our December break, and my 6-year old grandson relapsed from a very rare form of cancer. I have been battling the odds for quite some time but am determined to complete my mission in life, hoping to graduate this December.

    • K Deal says:

      I am glad you commented. When many of my coworkers are retiring, I intend on beginning a second career. I tried to work on my prerequisites about 10 years ago but with the economy, children, work and life I had to drop my classes. I am going to be in my 50’s in nursing school. I intend on applying for the Fall 2017 class at TCC. I have triplet sons and one of them will also be trying for the Fall of 2017 entry too.

      I’m curious to know the author’s status now and see if she is as excited now as when penning this piece.