Is the Pope Catholic? Ok, maybe I am being too harsh. It is definitely challenging, but then again what degree choice isn’t? I know that I could never become an engineer because I am absolutely horrible at math and well I have to say I despise it.
Like anything else, nursing school is what you make it; no one can tell you what your personal experience will be like. It’s not as easy as pie, but the benefits from graduating from nursing school are HUGE! The education that you gain will allow you to be marketable in any healthcare industry, because Nurses are always in demand.
Even though nursing requires a little bit of math knowledge, it’s minimal. It consists of formulas in order to calculate injection and IV doses. I love doing the formulas, and carry my phone which has an injection formula app, so I can quickly double check my work. However where I currently work, I don’t have to figure the doses very often.
Nursing school provides students with the core courses and nursing theory needed to learn as a basis for a nursing career and you’ll gain the knowledge needed to pass an examination to become an RN. You will certainly have subjects that you will struggle in; mine personally was statistics. Yuck! I had to really concentrate hard and still barely squeezed by. You’ll have a few subjects that seem give you headaches and make you cross-eyed.
The great thing about most nursing programs is that most of the time universities will offer tutoring. Take advantage of it, every little bit of extra bit helps. If you’re like me and have children and work part time, then you have very little room for mistakes. Doing it right the first time will save you time and money. The saying really is true. Time is money! Especially if you’re paying a sitter to watch your kids while you’re in school. Prioritize your schoolwork, determining which tasks are the most important, and budget your time accordingly.
Now more than ever, there are many opportunities for men in women to be successful in a nursing career. Earning a bachelor’s of science in nursing can be applied towards earning a master’s degree, which provides even more opportunities for specialty nursing or maybe even one day becoming a doctor or nurse practitioner.
No matter how hard nursing school may seem to you, with a little sacrifice and lot of self-motivation, you can succeed in nursing school. It’s most certainly challenging and often times strenuous, but graduating from nursing school opens the door for a whole world of opportunities.