I read quite a few posts on here from other new grads (I will admit that they are the ones who actually have jobs; I do not have a nursing job) about the anxiety levels.
I PM'd one of my AN buddies on here about this, but then I thought I would ask the masses, too.
I think there must be something wrong with me. I have a little anxiety, but not anywhere close to what I read on here sometimes about new grads. I guess I feel more like I must have known something to pass nursing school
and NCLEX. I know textbook world is totally different than real nursing world. I do feel like my school gave me a decent education. I feel like I have a good base knowledge to get me started in the world of nursing. I definitely feel like I will have to learn stuff and will make mistakes.
Does having confidence (with a small amount of anxiety) mean I will be a scary nurse if I ever find a job? It scares me to actually find that I have some confidence in my abilities when I often hear that a nurse without fear/anxiety is a scary nurse...Where is the line drawn exactly?