Hey guys! Well, I just had to come and post about my experience yesterday. I met with Dr. Cox, the Division Head of Nursing. I went in there with a few questions and I was surprised that I didn't have to ask one of them. She answered all of my questions and then some. She is a really nice woman who cares about the nursing profession. In fact, the very first question she asked me was "Why nursing, Kacy?" She told me that she always asked to see what kind of response she got. Anyways, to make this a heck of a lot shorter, I'll tell ya'll the basics of what she told me. She told me that during nursing school, you have NO free time. She said that it was vitually impossible to have an outside (not campus) job during nursing school. She told me that the nursing prog. there lost about 5-6 students per year because "one of two things: the love of their life tells them to choose, or they just simply can't cut off their personal lives from school." She was very kind and she was not condescending at all. At the end of the "interview" she told me that she was very impressed with me and couldn't wait until I was there.
I was extremly pleased, and once again I say: I can't wait until Nursing school. Well, I'm so sorry this is so long, but I had to tell ya'll.
Have a great day!!
Jan 17, '03
Originally posted by nurseshell
People keep saying that there is NO free time or social life for nursing students? Where do these people go to school? Or have I just not gotten that far yet?!?! Seems odd to me...unless the people saying that are so clueless that they cannot use anypart of their brain for any other thoughts....BTW I am in a nursing program, finished ALL G.E and prereqs, I'm doing the "real stuff" and I have some time...my family was prepared to never see me...it just didnt' go down that way....weird?!?
I think it probably depends on what your social life was like before school, and what your organizational skills are. If someone was a social butterfly and was constantly on the go, it makes sense that they would have to limit their social time for study and projects. Some people might also have to work, and have no time for play or relaxing. I think what you said about being clueless and unable to use any part of their brain for other thoughts is pretty harsh, everyone has different circumstances.
Obviously, I am able to make some free time for myself, since I occasionally come here to read and post. But I do feel like my social life has suffered from being in school. I have to make sure I am home preparing for clinicals and tests, and any travel I do has to be based around my school schedule, which doesn't always coincide with my kids school schedule, or my husbands work schedule.
You are definately one of the lucky ones if school had not affected your personal life at all.
Edited to say: Pookie, congrats on a great interview! You'll do great!
Last edit by CountrifiedRN on Jan 17, '03