ASK A STUDENT NURSE
‘Should I postpone third year to spend time with my terminally ill Dad?’
Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m about to go into third year but have just been given the news that my Dad is terminally ill.
“I live away from home so my options are to postpone third year and move home or live away from him during what could be the last few months of his life.
“I’ve had a hard time getting through the course and really want to just plough on and get through it but I don’t want to look back in a few years and regret not spending every second with him while I could.
“I’m not looking for pity, I just want to know what other people would do: put life on hold or get my degree out of the way even though I’ll feel guilty doing so?”
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