Nursing school is amazing because it means I get to become an RN at the end, which is my passion in life. It is also awesome because I get to learn all about health and be super informed to educate myself and my patients. It has been empowering understanding the pathophysiology behind my gene, which really is what prompted me to see a breast specialist last year.
The bad thing about being in nursing school during this process is that sometimes I get wayyyy too much information. Like during a lecture about pain management when they use a mastectomy as an example of an extremely painful surgery. But, for every scary bit of information I learn in school, I learn about 100 useful ones, which is very empowering. Even if it is a bit frightening, knowledge is power!