Can you advise this student nurse?
“I wasn’t sure even when I applied if I wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to go to university and didn’t really know what to do, but I enjoyed being a carer in my gap year and thought I’d give nursing a go.
“I never really made up my mind and now I’m in third year and not only am I unsure if I even want to be a nurse, but I’m just plain unhappy all the time.
“It’s not that I’ve had particularly bad placements (although some of them have been awful) or that I find the work too hard, I just don’t enjoy it.
“I dread going to placement or lectures and seem to be the only person who doesn’t get butterflies at the thought of answering the phone and saying “staff nurse speaking”. I hide it well but I really don’t want to be a nurse.
“I don’t want to waste the work I’ve put in but will I be wasting another year staying on the course? I genuinely don’t know what to do – any advice appreciated!”
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