Hate nursing/don't know what to do with life!!Watch
Very different to nursing - but I am now set on getting a job in the music industry. Even being a roadie and working myself up - so much fun, no?! I am obsessed with music, parents always telling me to get a job in the industry and now I think so too. I honestly could listen to music 24/7 if I could I would and I just feel like imagine getting to the top of that career ladder - the amount of opportunities there! I would love to work in the studio with artists.
Or... do I get a job which gives me a to do list, I work through the jobs with ease and leave at 5pm? Kapeesh life would be sweet!
Please help I don't know what to do with my life at the moment! I really can't stand nursing and don't want to graduate with a degree I have absolutely zero interest in pursuing as a career. I am getting upset thinking about it!
Sorry for the rant
If you really have decided you don't want to be a nurse, do you think you can just suck it up for another two years? Ultimately, you will have a degree which will open up doors that would otherwise be closed. People in my cohort who graduated with physio degrees have gone into areas completely unrelated to physio.
I should imagine becoming what you want to be would involve a lot of unhappy times too in order to work your way up? My girlfriend worked as a runner at the BBC for a few years before finally climbing the career ladder a bit and is now a producer. However, she tells me about days where she would be everyone's ***** for 16 hours solid. If someone said jump she had to say how high and the pay was absolutely rubbish. She'd be running to the shops to buy 100 eggs and then going to some C list celebs room to ensure that they had enough sparkling water, and then rushing off to fill a lawnmower with petrol etc etc. Yes she got where she wanted to be in the end, but it didn't just happen.
Working in a studio with artists. That sounds like a long long ladder to climb if you're talking about beyonce and that sort of A list artist. If you quit nursing, can you get onto a music production degree with the grades you have?
I'm struggling so much and i'm literally unable to keep up with the workload as well as placements due to ill health coz of a disability. I'm getting 0% support from my uni on placement and I feel like the staff just don't want me there.
I'm thinking I may have chosen the wrong path too, i'm heading to see my personal academic advisor tomorrow to discuss options. Is that something you could do too?
Don't give up on it completely! Perhaps, it's not nursing that you feel comfartable in, but there could be another similiar career within the health profession - like physio or occuptional therapist?
A friend of mine started with psychology, she enjoyed the bits of it, like working with people and seeing how they think and how to help them but not much else. She found speech therapist now and totally loves it! It's the best of both worlds for her, because she can use her medical knowledge and her psychology know how.
Or perhaps, its the particulary branch of nursing you do not like? Have you tried them all? Don't worry though! Be honest but not to hard on yourself. Just take some time for yourself and consider all angles. I'm sure you'll find what really makes you happy and works for you.
I'm currently a first year nursing student and having the same problem that you had I really don't want to be a nurse but I don't know what else I can do with a nursing degree? Do you have any ideas? It's nice to know that you're liking it a bit better now. Hope I start to!
It's definitely got a lot lot better recently. I am nejoying it more the more I learn and am pretty sure I stick with it. Whether or not this will be my final career choice I don't know, I still have the temptation to go back to uni after I graduate and do a music production course or something like that, but for now I am sticking to nursing
What you can do with your degree - anything!!! Travelling is my big thing I hope to move to London soon after I graduate and who knows maybe even eventually Australia or something! This is a professinal degree (I know uni always go on about it) but it's true, once you've got this you've got a career for life. You don't need to stay in the same ward all your life! You can go anywhere, any kind of nursing there is so much spectrum!
Anyway I hope everything works out for you and I'm sure you will get the hang of it soon! I think nursing is such a hard degree to be a student - long placement hours, dealing with harsh reality etc. so I think nursing needs to stick together! It can be very lonely sometimes when you need a vent. But don't worry about it you got into this course for a reason If you ever need anythng let me know!
Basically, all im saying is, if you feel this way now, imagine what youre going to feel like 3 years down the line, when you're up to your eyeballs in paperwork and doing the work of a staff nurse and getting paid absolutely nothing for it and getting no thanks in return. Nursing is a good and rewarding profession but not everyone is cut out for it and at times, even though i have 8 weeks to go, i still feel snowed under, i still have anxiety attacks about placement and become like incredibly depressed. So if you don't want to do it, don't sweetie, there are millions of other professions out there, it doesn't just end with nursning and not everything is about a degree from university. Schools push university upon kids far too much, making them think it is the be all and end all, it's absolutely not.
What you have to consider is what you are really passionate about? What would be your dream job? One that you would enjoy going to every day? I just think that if you really are unsure you have to seriously think about what your options are. My advice would be to continue with what you're doing just now but at the same time have a look for something else that you know you will enjoy and then if you so happen to find it, go for it! But don't just quit the course with no back up plan. Make sure you have something secure in place before you make any decisions.
Good luck with your decision.
Its really nice to read all the comments and be able to see that hopefully as year 2 progresses it should get easier and i should find my place on the course soon.
The advice people are giving saying that its not only about being a ward nurse (which is all i seem to have done on placements!) is refreshing to hear, as this is not what i want to do at all. Having done all of these placements i think I've kinda missed the fact that I can do other things!