Is learning how to be a nurse less stressful than any other job in the medical field?
I know there are different types of nurses but is it less stressful to learn how?
That's a great question! Getting a Bachelor's in Nursing is a rigorous process. It consists of four years of full-time schooling with classes ranging from anatomy and physiology to pharmacology to nursing research. It is a stressful and time-consuming process, and most nursing schools require you to get above 73% to pass the class; anything below is considered failing and you will have to retake the course. There is also the option to get an associate degree instead of a bachelor's, this takes two years. However, it will be harder to get a nursing job as many hospitals are phasing out careers for nurses with associate degrees. Some hospitals will financially assist you in getting your bachelor's degree if you are working with an associate's degree. Once you get your degree, you will have to complete the NCLEX, it is a test you must pass before you can get your nursing license.
There are many different types of nursing, some more stressful than others, but all nurses must do the same schooling and pass the NCLEX before starting their careers.
I know this sounds daunting but becoming a nurse makes it all worth it. Nursing has allowed me so many opportunities to travel and try all different specialties. Many schools have tons of resources to help you get through nursing school, if you set your mind to it I'm sure you can do it!
Hope this helps,
First, I was never in the medical field, but I can give some advice from my life experience. And that is, there is stress in learning all positions. The desire to succeed or excel is present, the topics are all new, and the fear of failure is ever present. And all of that is good. I encourage you to welcome and embrace the stress you feel, as that is a signal of how important you see what you are doing. If you were to switch career directions to become a doctor, or a long-distance trucker, or an X-ray technician, you would feel the stress of achieving the goal to success. This stress is self-generated and is a way that our inner self pushes us forward. Good luck in your pursuits.
I think you will find that stress is a part of any learning you do, regardless of what you do.
Stress follows our humanity and we get to decide what that looks like day to day.
Good luck in your endeavors.