I am so sorry to hear this, I have some anxiety r/t nursing school. I honestly have overcome it. Somehow nursing school has made me gain control of the anxiety. I begin to think, "will I have time to have an anxiety attack if a patient codes, or when I have to pass medications to 7 patients, while my pager is ringing off the hook, while family members are demanding this-&-that? Now the thought of that bring some anxiety, but in a weird way it makes me hold back up a minute and realize I have got to control my anxiety. So here are some tips, enough yappin' right?
When problems arise or stress streams your way ... firstly...
Take a deep breath... now...
Identify the issue.
Identify the etiology.
"it is what it is, and I must work WITH the issue not against it" - me
List out solutions- even the ones you may think may never work... because you never know and you must try every avenue possible
Consider every solution individually of all others, and NOW consider if it is possible or not.
Cross out or erase all solutions that cannot work because, they simply can't and that's life.
Now, list in accordance to what YOU think is the best from #1 to #(how many every solutions you have)
Pick the top 3 and for now, forget all others.
Play a scenario in you head, how will these work? Consider...
How you will implement, how it will affect you?
With your intuition, decide which is the best.
Finally, implement and do so with no fears while remaining flexible.
I know. I know. It seems like a long long list but you really do not even need paper... at least not after the first time you try this concretely, afterwards I assure you this will stick abstractly.
Now, I am just a nursing student... I am no wise nurse guru, but this is what helped me and I hope and pray to God that now that I have this mentally down and can list solutions in matter of seconds to minutes it calms my anxieties when I become a Registered Nurse.
Note: I have always been an anxious negative type of person, and I have come to the conclusion that if I decide to truly pursue nursing I must change this about myself, I will be truly anxious all the time and I refuse to live that way. I admire those nurses who take care of 20 problems in no more than 15 minutes with such grace and so... calmly. Yeah. I REALLY want to be that one day.
(= Good luck. I am a second semester student as well BTW. So we must be around the same stages, experiencing some same stuff? Depending on your program. So I know what you are going through.