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 posts include phrases such as "their life is my hands" and "there is too much responsibility".
I am a junior in a BSN program and I work as an aide in a critical care unit. I have to admit, I do not feel the extreme anxiety that seems to be bothering so many other nursing students. I recognize my level of responsibility and dedication to the elimination of mistakes, but I also know that I am not the sole care provider and I work as part of the healthcare team.
*EDIT* Please remove the word "extreme" out of the poll question. It doesnt exactly make sense with that word in there, and allnurses.com doesnt let me edit the poll question.
Polll question should be:
Do you feel anxiety over your responsibilities as a nursing student in the clinical setting