Hi guys, welcome to Nursing.org. My name is Caroline Porter Thomas and this is the fifth and final video in our video series “Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing School.” I am so excited that you’ve made it this far in the series, that shows dedication.
So in this video I’m going to talk about putting yourself first.
I know that as a nursing student and as a nice, genuine person that wants to become a nurse and help people this can be very challenging, especially for us. And it was incredibly challenging for me to say, hey, I can’t talk on the phone for two hours because I have to study. Or, no, I can’t do that because I have to study or I can’t go on that date. I can’t, you know, I don’t know — do other things that other people wanted to do with me. And I really had to put myself first.
If I can say this though, I feel like I’m doing much better I think financially, and as far as like success, and career goals than a lot of the people that I know in college. So this degree is worth it. It’s going to take a lot of dedication, it’s going to take a lot of focus, but it is worth it.Show Full Transcript
And saying yes to other things is saying no to your future. Saying no to other things is saying yes to your future.
So if you have children I know this can be very difficult because you hear all of these reports like you must do this with your children, spend time with your children, read books, do that. Listen, your children are going to benefit when you’re successful.
I know when I was younger I saw my parents struggle and during that time of struggle they weren’t able to spend a lot of time with me. However, they persevered and became successful. So watching that I learned so much even though they didn’t do all of the things that all the parenting books say.
So if you’re a single person you might not have children. This can apply to you as well because you might have friends, boyfriends, girlfriends that you know want more of your time and you might not have it. But remember, if you’re successful its the best thing for you. It’s the best thing for them eventually, if they’re the right person for you. It’s the best thing for your entire family and your entire social circle.
So focusing on you, making yourself better, is the best thing for everything.
All right guys, I really hope that you enjoy all of these videos in the video series and I cannot wait to see you in the next video series because we have a lot coming up.
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