Anxiety in the Clinical Setting - page 2

I have encontered many posts on the pre-nursing student and general nursing student pages that include extreme anxiety over the fear of mutilating, killing, or causing harm to their patients. Many... Read More

  1. by   LadyFree28
    When I went back to school as a LPN in a RN program, I STILL had some form of anxiety. I was upfront and honest with my classmates about that, we found talking about it I guess therapeutic . I tried at least in clinicals, you have an opportunity to share a bond, and most of the time, the "I'm nervous" meetings that first day of clinical, made a better clinical experience, IMHO.

    I find that "anxiety" keeps me alert, my critical thinking skills turned up, and a reminder to "be aware". I think anxiety is only a bad thing if it effects you so much that you are so upset that you can't think straight, AND you don't ask for help. And best believe as a new grad with significant healthcare experience, I will STILL have that anxiety-I start a new job Monday, and I had GI upset in Wednesday...I knew I was super nervous. I had talked to my fellow colleagues and they gave me a lot of encouragement, but so did GrnTea...hope that "good anxiety" never fades!
  2. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from SleeepyRN
    GrnTea:I wish you would show this side of yourself more often I'll be honest, I'm often off put by your posts. On the other hand, I have read many many of them helping nursing students, new grads, and lending support to peers. Cheers to this post and the many that are like it.
    Thanks for noticing. Just shows ta go ya, as my dad used to say. Even us old folks are still... nurses.
  3. by   newbenurs
    Thanks for posting. This was the perfect thing for me to read right now. Felt like I just got a big pat on the back before walking into my first nursing job.