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How can I stop my friend from dropping out of her nursing course?


Can you advise this student nurse?

“My friend had a really hard time in first year with problems at home. But despite this, she still passed everything and did amazingly well given the circumstances.

“But she only just managed to pass some of the modules and feels she’s not done well enough. She’s now convinced that she’s not cut out for nursing and is thinking of not coming back after the summer.

“I know she’s going to be an amazing nurse. How can I convince her not to let all her hard work go to waste?”

- Amy, London


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Readers' comments (2)

  • I hate to hear about aspiring nurses starting school but not fulfilling thier dream. Nursing school is hard. Tell her she CAN do it! If she feels like she if falling behind maybe she can get a tutor or get help online from free sources like to help with difficult concepts.

    If you think she'll be an amazing nurse then I do too! I think all who aspire to be a nurse should be given the help they need have the support they need to make it through. I'm with you Amy, don't let her herd work go to waste. Best of Luck!

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  • They say the 2nd year is the hardest, well I disagree the 1st is. You are coming to terms with the course, the timeslots, the lack of social life, the adjustment in sleeping, the reality of nursing as a whole and to have other issues outside of the course and to still pass how AMAING!!

    If she has passed her 1st year despite all the issues then the rest of the course should feel like a breeze. Ensure she is seeking all the help she can get from the education establishment as they can aid depending on the issues.

    There are many people out there doing this course with problems (myself included) get her to join forums that are out there so she can she is not the only one.

    Give her loads of re-assurment and cuddles, possibly arrange a get together with other nursing student so she knows she not alone. I no going out with some other students helps me focus and realise i have to people to talk to.

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