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How can I make sure I remain focused and motivated while completing 7+ years in college studying to work in the ER in an hospital and healthcare facility ?

How can I make sure I remain focused and motivated while completing 7+ years in college studying to work in the ER in an hospital and healthcare facility ?

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Bailey’s Answer

The best advice I have is to get a part time or per diem job at the hospital you want to work. This will continue to motivate you to move forward toward your goal. When you are around people who are living your goal, it is very inspiring.
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Mason’s Answer

Its really based on how you cope with stress. I graduated high school and immediately went into my Bachelor of Nutrition degree. This highly scientific field was very challenging at first, but I constantly reminded myself that there are better things at the end of the tunnel. Now 4 years later I am finishing my Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. So for those saying its hard to stay motivated for 8 years of school, its not. Surround yourself with good people, good friends, and LOTS of family. These people are what drive you to make these good decisions. Personally I would study until about 6PM and after that schoolwork was done, no late night study sessions, no oops forgot my homework (lets be real anything thrown together isn't your best effort). Try not to get caught up in all the "freedom" that college offers you (trust me I almost failed out), there will be plenty of time for that when you're bringing home the big paychecks. All in all though studying for healthcare related fields is a highly competitive, highly stressful experience, managing stress is key to staying motivated.
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Michelle’s Answer

Keep your eye on the prize! Picture what life will be like when you've earned your degrees, secured your job and are helping people. Imagine how excited and fulfilled you'll feel. And when you begin to lose motivation, take yourself back to that place - remind yourself what you're working toward. Good luck to you!

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

Make a vision board - layout what your life will look like when you're done with school and doing the work you love. Pictures, words, ideas - make it real for yourself and keep it somewhere you can look at often.
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Kimberly’s Answer

First, make sure you are choosing a field in which you are truly interested. Choosing something because it will make someone proud, give you status, or make money will not be enough in the long run. 2) Get involved in student organizations in the industry. 3) Get a mentor on the academic and professional level. They will give you different perspectives. 4) Learn why you truly want to be in the industry. It will help you prioritize your actions and organize your personal statement. 5) Align yourself with classmates who have your same vision and belief system. They will help hold you accountable. 6) Schedule fun and social time to help you unwind. 7) Volunteer. 8) Be a friend to those few who are worthy to be your friend. They will help steer you towards your goal when you are way off course. They are also there for you regardless of the career path you choose. Friends are priceless. 9) Be adaptable. Many things will go according to plans, but life will always throw you a few curve balls to make sure you are paying attention. 10) Lastly, have fun and make sure the subject matter / industry brings you joy. If it takes 7-8 years to get there, that is just the beginning. You will hopefully have 30 +years to go after training and school. A genuine smile will be felt by all who interact with you.
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