Greatest concern/fear

  1. Hello,
    I am currently in a ADN program of which I graduate May 2007. I am new to this site allnurses.com. Anyways I recently registered and would like to know what is (was) your greatest concern/fear upon gradating as a nurse that you overcame? I look forward to using this site frequently. Thanks for your time and your opinions. I look forward to reading more on this topic.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    My fear was that I didn't know enough and would harm someone. I have never harmed anyone to my knowledge and I learned that I am not alone....I will always have resources around to help me, and I'm not expected to know everything no matter how long I've been a nurse.
  4. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from TazziRN
    My fear was that I didn't know enough and would harm someone. I have never harmed anyone to my knowledge and I learned that I am not alone....I will always have resources around to help me, and I'm not expected to know everything no matter how long I've been a nurse.
    Thank goodness I am not the only one who has/had this feeling!!!! I almost feel like school was a blank.....Even when I was going to clinicals I had many days where I would literally feel like I knew nothing & how did I get this far in the program & someone is going to find out!!!.....it is a very unnerving feeling for sure!!!
  5. by   TazziRN
    I spent my entire first year feeling like I knew nothing, that I had learned nothing. Until the following year when the next crop of new grads was hired. One of them was surprised to find out I'd only been out a year, she said I acted like I'd been a nurse for a long time. That's when I realized just how far I'd come.

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