Quote from MISS_TCM
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!
I'm in 2nd semester of my first year, and we just started our 2nd clinical rotation (I was in Intermediate before in another hosp, now Surgical in a new one). It is a HUGE responsibility! I thought I just really hated clinical, but I realized that I was just really afraid, intimidated, worried about doing something wrong or looking like a fool. I finally started doing something in the morning before clinical, usually in the shower or while getting ready. I consecrate my clinical day to Jesus, and open myself up to His guidance. Clinical isn't a piece of cake now, but it's always doable and I'm learning a lot, and feeling a lot better about all of it. I can always look back on my day and see where He was working - putting people in my path that were helpful and kind, etc. It has made all the difference in the world to me. We're being called, and He's not going to make it so we can't be successful.
We've got dues to pay as Nursing students, there's no doubt about it. But it doesn't have to be horribly stressful and impossible. We can do it! We will one day be nurses and we can recall back to the days when we were unsure and frightened, and we can be the nurses that step in and offer kindness and help to the students who will likely be feeling just as frightened or more frightened than we ever did!