Hi, I'm currently an LPN, and getting ready to go back to school for RN. I had tried to decied between massage and RN. I chose RN because I heard massage has a short career, is hard to make money in this economy. I start taking my basic classes this summer for RN. However, here is the situation that I face.
I'm a very shy and anxious person (which I have currently started getting help for). But while in LPN school my nursing instructor said that she worried about me, and wasn't sure if I would be a safe practicing nurse. The reason she said this was, in one of my clinicals she asked me to do something that I had never done before. I asked her if she could walk me through. She asked "did you miss the day in class we went over it?". I told her no. But it had been several months since we discussed it. So because of this and my shyness (which kept me reserved and nervous when I firs met patient's) she made that comment. So I was able to keep my confidence enough to graduate and pass my boards. But since then I have worked in two nursing homes and quit because I keep thinking about what she said. I tell myself I'm not meant to do this, I'm a bad nurse, I'll get fired because I won't know how to do something. I love nursing, and helping people. But, I have this fear that she was right and I'm a bad nurse, and am making the wrong decision on getting my RN. So, I would like to get some opinions.