Can you advise this student nurse?
“It took me a little while longer than most to figure out what I wanted to do, but I finally settled on nursing.
“I’m now almost a year into my adult nursing course. It’s OK – I don’t necessarily feel passionate about it, but it’s interesting enough and I know I’m good at it.
“The only thing is that it’s just so much work. When I get home at the end of the day, I’m so tired and want to relax. I usually can’t though, because I have so much reading and coursework to do.
“Most of my friends at university aren’t studying nursing, and they have loads of free time. They can go out every night and weekend. Whenever they invite me out, I have to turn them down – if I say yes, I know it’s at the cost of getting behind on my studies.
“I want to have fun while I’m still in uni. I want to meet my goals, but I don’t want to completely give up on my social life. Is it possible to be a nursing student and still have a school/social life balance? If there’s anyone who’s gone through this, I could really use some advice.”