(Closed) Need some Bee hugs and advice.

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: What to do, what to do?
    Stay in the class, just jeep going! Sanity-schmanity! : (4 votes)
    24 %
    Drop the class, and breathe a little bit. You need it girl! : (10 votes)
    59 %
    Stop whining, log off the hive, and get back to work! : (2 votes)
    12 %
    Other (explain in comments). : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Honestly, you sound like such a strong, wonderful woman!   I commend you for choosing a field you like as opposed to love because you have chosen your family (and future children) over yourself.

    With that said, if you are SO burnt out that you are barely even functioning sometimes, I would drop the class.  You can take it later.  You shouldn’t feel guilty for looking out for yourself and your health (because I am a firm believer that a person’s mental health is as important as his/her physical health – and when your mental health suffers, often so does your physical health).  One semester is only a few months.  If you need to recharge and reevaluate so that you can return to school fully focused and ready, then that is what you need to do.  You have made choices to create a better future for yourself, but at this point, you need to focus on what is happening right now.

    I wish you the best!  Hope you feel better soon – hugs!

    Post # 5
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Take the break and keep your sanity.

    I was a full time student (out of state) for 2.5 years when I finally had to leave and come back home. I was doing fine school wise but my brain was mush because I was dealing with so many personal issues and I couldn’t handle it. I feared if I tried to stick it out I would have a mental break down and would be out of commission for quite a while. I took a semester break (well kind of, I took two online GE courses that weren’t needed at my previous school) and came back the next semester so refreshed and ready to be in school!

    If you don’t take the break now, the pressure is going to keep building up. Right now seems like the perfect time to take a semester off because you are technically in-between programs, rather than being forced to take a break in the middle of your nursing program.


    Post # 6
    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Just a point of observation: do you really think that you’re burnt out, or could it possibly be that it’s not the right career choice? Do you think that you’d be burnt out if you were in teaching classes right now?

    I totally respect your decision and you sound like you’ve got a good egg, but don’t waste another minute (or another dollar) if this isn’t something you can see yourself doing.

    Post # 7
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d take a break if I were you.  Just warning you, getting into nursing school is very very very hard in my state and I’m assuming elsewhere.  Even our community college turns hundreds of perfect applicants away.  It’s very competitive, time consuming, and in some cases doesn’t provide you with a guranteed job.  If it’s what you want to do, continue without a doubt!  I wish you the best of luck!

    Post # 8
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Also, if you’re not passionate about nursing…could you consider an alternative career?  Education administration seems to be getting a lot bigger..I’d look into that!

    Post # 9
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would take a break for now and make sure that you really want to spend this money for a career that you don’t love.  It makes sense that you will be working with kids in both but there is a lot more to nursing than just being with kids.  You need to pass a lot of anatomy classes and learn how to give shots and things like that.  I’m not sure if you realize it but not all areas of nursing are expanding, I think a lot of current opportunities are coming about because of the aging population which wouldn’t affect pediatric nursing.  Good luck with whatever you decide.

    Post # 10
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    As a nurse, I know how nursing school fries your brain. I recommend dropping the class for now, and trying next semester after you’ve decompressed a little. There isn’t really room to not be able to give your all in nursing school. That said, if you ever need nursing school support, I can offer a sympathetic shoulder!

    Post # 11
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think you should drop for now too, and take some time to breathe before you jump into another (really difficult!) curriculum. I don’t think that’s a selfish decision at all. If you push yourself too hard you’ll just end up over-stressed and even more fried. I’m in my last year of nursing school and it is extremely time consuming and takes a lot of dedication! It’s not easy by any means. I’m certain you can do it if it’s what you want, but I think a break before starting would give you the drive to push through it once you do start. Good luck to you!

    Post # 16
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I just started reading this thread and was also going to say take a break, I’ve had to do that in the past (different career) but I definitely know the feeling of being completely worn out but still want the profession ultimately. The news from your last post is FANTASTIC!! Huge congratulatory hug, and don’t say it was a fluke! You sound like a hard worker, you deserve the school and to be in the program, good luck!

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