Countless times I have studied for an exam or completed a homework assignment as my little boy was asleep in my arms- he has even attended some Zoom lectures right alongside me. Going through all of this is what FUELS me.
For many nursing students, feeling burned out is not uncommon. I often find myself feeling as though I
should be doing homework, studying or reading up on information at all times to keep up. I always feel like I should be doing MORE. This is unrealistic, the reality is, your body and mind are going to hate you for trying and you are going to feel burned out- this isn’t a race to the bottom.
One question I often receive from prospective and current nursing students is, “How do you balance school with being a mom, and life in general?” Deciding to pursue nursing school, especially with a family, is a huge commitment. But it is doable. I have been able to attend family events, take trips, and enjoy time with my friends while in school. Sometimes it just requires some sacrifices in other areas of life.