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    I'm currently in year 13 doing my A levels and not doing too bad... predicted ABC for the end of the year. I have confirmed a place at university next year to do nursing.

    Basically, I need someone who has done A-Levels and done a similar course to tell me that university is different? I am not moving away!! therefore I am not bothered about the entire 'uni experience'. All I want to know is that uni is different to sixthform/college, because I honestly hate what I am doing. College is the worst part of my life, I don't think I'm academic BUT at the same time what else is there to do? nursing is 50% assessed on placement. Therefore, I would hope that it wouldn't be so draining and boring as college.

    Need advice. Life is amazing outside of college, I just hate college (because I am lazy) does it get better? or worse from here.
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    (Original post by amythompson042)
    I'm currently in year 13 doing my A levels and not doing too bad... predicted ABC for the end of the year. I have confirmed a place at university next year to do nursing.

    Basically, I need someone who has done A-Levels and done a similar course to tell me that university is different? I am not moving away!! therefore I am not bothered about the entire 'uni experience'. All I want to know is that uni is different to sixthform/college, because I honestly hate what I am doing. College is the worst part of my life, I don't think I'm academic BUT at the same time what else is there to do? nursing is 50% assessed on placement. Therefore, I would hope that it wouldn't be so draining and boring as college.

    Need advice. Life is amazing outside of college, I just hate college (because I am lazy) does it get better? or worse from here.
    Nursing is a very intense course. You will have placements which can involve long hours and irregular shift patterns. Since you are involved in medical care, your actions can have a large effect on patients - if you make a mistake it can have serious consequences. So if you're lazy this might not be the best course for you. You can't just decide something is too boring; you will have lessons on things like hand washing which is very important for infection control but not the most thrilling of topics.

    However, if you just feel that the lessons you're currently going to are not relevant to life in the "real world" you may find the nursing course more appropriate. But you need to be prepared to put the effort in.
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    If you're lazy nursing isn't for you.
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    (Original post by amythompson042)
    I'm currently in year 13 doing my A levels and not doing too bad... predicted ABC for the end of the year. I have confirmed a place at university next year to do nursing.

    Basically, I need someone who has done A-Levels and done a similar course to tell me that university is different? I am not moving away!! therefore I am not bothered about the entire 'uni experience'. All I want to know is that uni is different to sixthform/college, because I honestly hate what I am doing. College is the worst part of my life, I don't think I'm academic BUT at the same time what else is there to do? nursing is 50% assessed on placement. Therefore, I would hope that it wouldn't be so draining and boring as college.

    Need advice. Life is amazing outside of college, I just hate college (because I am lazy) does it get better? or worse from here.
    If you think college is draining then you are in for a massive shock when you start nursing.
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    Nursing is a very intense course. You will have placements which can involve long hours and irregular shift patterns. Since you are involved in medical care, your actions can have a large effect on patients - if you make a mistake it can have serious consequences. So if you're lazy this might not be the best course for you. You can't just decide something is too boring; you will have lessons on things like hand washing which is very important for infection control but not the most thrilling of topics.

    However, if you just feel that the lessons you're currently going to are not relevant to life in the "real world" you may find the nursing course more appropriate. But you need to be prepared to put the effort in.
    thankyouuu!! I can be lazy, but it is mostly because I dont see the point in what I'm learning currently. I have always been hard working practically, for example I have a part time job, Im always punctual and much enjoy physical work. In regards to sitting in a classroom all day, it really drains me.

    My mom is a nurse specialist in tissue viability and in regards to what the actual job entails, I know what it is. I know I am capable of doing it well, but at the same time In regards to classroom work that Isnt relevant, I cant help but drift...
 
 
 
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