I'm scared....

  1. Tomorrow I will be starting my third and last week of classes. I have been studying my butt off and i have been doing really well in the written and the skills. Until last week... I don't know if it was the change from working in the classroom and then switching that to the floor and back or if it is because it has been so long since i have done the actuals step-by-step skills, but now that we are doing them again in the classroom, i keep screwing up. On the floor, i have no problem other than i am still slow. I have been studying and practicing the skills ever since this became apparent.

    Any tips or advice?

    Thanks!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   dejathores
    I'm not a CNA yet but it sounds like maybe you just need to relax a little. You can do this. No one is perfect and don't be so hard on yourself. You just need pratice. I find that if I try to do things when I'm stressed (I've had quite a few stressful jobs in my life) I will more often than not mess it up big time. There is no reason to be scared, just believe in yourself, slow down, if you have to and think about what you are doing first(don't worry so much about being slow, speed comes with experience)..... you can do this!

    Debra
  4. by   indierock
    Thank you for your kind words. i read what you said over and over again and went back over my skills in my head. The truth is that i do, in fact, know them. I am letting the stress of this test bear down on me. Thank you for your advice!
  5. by   LMB-CNA06
    Absolutely!!! I agree with Debra's response to you. Think positive and be confident. You CAN do this. Having just gone through the same type of stress with the exam, I can say that I know the feeling. I stressed myself out for nothing. Also, having been a college court reporting teacher for 6 years, I have experienced many of my former students just not being "good" test takers. They let the stress and anxiety overcome them. Don't do that to yourself. Stay focused, be confident and you will be just fine. Good Luck!!!

    Lisa
  6. by   dejathores
    Just wondering how you are doing and wanted to wish you the best of luck.

    Debra
  7. by   caprice
    I can relate as I get stressed and worry a lot. I know this is easier said then done but try to stay in the moment. Focus on what you have to do at that moment. Part of learning is making mistakes and that is "normal". Hang in there and don't be so hard on yourself.
  8. by   indierock
    i have my test this thursday. Im worried but not as much as before. I just have to practice a little more and i know i will be okay. Thank you!
  9. by   aerorunner80
    Take a step back before you do the procedure in the classroom and inventory in your mind exactly what you need to do to get ready. Then take a few deep breaths, and go for it with a focused mind. :wink2:
  10. by   jelorde37
    yeah dude, dont worry, youll do fine. just relax and dont forget to breath and think about what you are doing.

    jon lvn
  11. by   hlfpnt
    Quote from indierock
    i have my test this thursday. Im worried but not as much as before. I just have to practice a little more and i know i will be okay. Thank you!

    When I read this thread I was going to send some encouragement your way, then I looked at the date...so how did you do on the test???

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