Before I started nursing school, I didn’t think there was any way I could ever NOT want to be in nursing school. I was just so ready to be IN nursing school that I didn’t acknowledge that the reality would someday mean that I was sick and tired and ready to be done.
Don’t get me wrong; I really enjoy learning and increasing my nursing knowledge. I also realize that the learning is going to happen for the rest of my life.
However, nursing school is exhausting. Taking 16 credit hours of intense nursing courses in one semester is exhausting. Knowing that I still have this semester and then two more after that is exhausting. Knowing that this semester is supposed to be the easiest semester is exhausting.
I can’t help anymore but to constantly look forward to that day when I graduate and all my hard work will have paid off in the form of a beautiful piece of paper. I can’t wait until I can take the boards and become a registered nurse. I can’t wait until I am actually putting all of this nursing school theory into actual practice with my very own patients.
Until then…I leave you with pictures of my week.