I was estatic when I found out that I would be starting nursing school in the fall. I've dreamed about it for as long as I can remember. Now that I am about to embark on this new journey I am terrified. I'm not scared of the work as I have worked as a nursing assistant before and I work in a hospital setting...an intensive care unit. I am so scared that I am not going to make it through school. It has taken me what seems an eternity to get to this point. I know that I am going to work hard and give it my everything. I'm ready to leave my social life behind as I still have to work as well. I have prepared lots of people to get used to not seeing me as much. What I am really scared of is that I'm not smart enough ..I was always better with hands on things, with books I get by but always worked extra hard. I'm a visual learner as well ..I know nursing is a lot of critical thinking and I'm good at it given the real life situation but not on tests or in school...I just keep hearing such negative things about school and everyone failing out. I'm 26 I need to make it this time around and I'm terrified of failure! I guess what I really need to do is vent and see if anyone has any advice for a new student like me that feels this way :uhoh21: I appreciate whoever takes the time to read this or can offer any advice !!