Clinical Jitters? - page 2

Hey Guys! I find as I get nearer to clinicals, the more jittery I get.(ok...maybe a little nervous-aka scared). Did anyone else feel this way, and how did you handle it? Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   Kiringat
    We start OB clinicals on Tuesday and I am scared to death. I know our class will be really active on the Labor Deck and it terrifies me for some reason. Something about labor and giving birth and neonates.... Yikes! I just keep wondering how the guys in the class feel and hoping they're more nervous than I am. Even if its kinda mean...
  2. by   Cfitz
    Quote from Kiringat
    We start OB clinicals on Tuesday and I am scared to death. I know our class will be really active on the Labor Deck and it terrifies me for some reason. Something about labor and giving birth and neonates.... Yikes! I just keep wondering how the guys in the class feel and hoping they're more nervous than I am. Even if its kinda mean...
    I'm so jealous! I'm really looking forward to my OB/Peds rotation next year! I've had 4 sons and the labor/childbirth/neonate process fascinates me to no end. I hope it goes well for ya!
  3. by   manofbess
    I was pretty anxious leading up to today, which was my very first clinical day. I'm a first year, first semester nursing student and I know jack squat. But I, along with my group, made it through.

    I just made sure to get a good night of sleep, asked questions, tried to put names to faces so I won't feel uncomfortable about asking more questions in the future, and I smiled a lot--not only at my pt, but also my group members, my CI (who I absolutely love at this point), and the RNs, PTs, MDs, CNAs, anyone and everyone who walked by. And while I'm not nearly as spiritual/religious as I was raised to be, I have learned to pray like crazy...I think God has gotten tired of me over the past few days, LOL...but the day went by smoothly and quickly. I know today was probably the easiest day of any clinical day ever, but I'm here to learn and I'm fine with looking like a dummy for a while. Best of luck to the OP and everyone else!

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