I’ve been in school for a nursing program, and I would love to be a nurse, but I’m starting to think it’s not for me…

I need some advice on school, I’ve been in school for a nursing program, and I would love to be a nurse, but I’m starting to think it’s not for me. I’ve had to retake my biology and anatomy classes and I’m currently struggling with my micro class. Plus, I’ve never been that great at math or science, but I always thought I could handle it.

I’m currently part-time, only taking two classes at a time, and having to retake classes has caused me to worry about graduating. If I continue on the path I’m on, it will take me forever to graduate! Do you think I should stick with this program or explore my options?

Do what you think is best! It’s okay to change our minds, and our paths in life, do what you love and do what will enhance your happiness. Life is all about change and maybe, you’re supposed to change your major. You’re obviously having second thoughts for a reason, so trust your instincts.

And when it comes to your timeline for graduating, it’s okay to shift your timeline. Remember, your path is not like everyone else’s, you have your own way and time of getting things done. Wouldn’t you rather spend more time in school, if you’re able to focus on your passion, instead of graduating in time and doing something that doesn’t enhance your happiness or brings you joy?

There is nothing wrong with looking into other majors and exploring your options. Nothing bad can come from you researching other majors, schools, careers, etc. Remember, only you have to live your life, so do what will make you happiest. And in the grand scheme of things, I guarantee you that you are not the only person to change their major or their career choice. You’re talking to someone who changed their major three times. My major was originally psychology, but then I switched to business administration and now it’s Spanish.

And truth be told, I am much happier as a language major instead of a psychology or business major. Find your passion and do what you think is best, even if you have naysayers that don’t believe in you or your path. Remember, you have to believe in yourself even when yourself doesn’t believe in you. So, believe in yourself and your path.