Well I'm in my 3rd semester of a 4 semester associate's program. (YAHOO!!!) I have 11 months left until I can finally call myself an RN. At the beginning I was beyond confident with clinicals but as the semesters go on, my anxiety becomes worse and worse. I find it really wierd because I've been working at an ER for the past 7 years. Maybe it's the whole 'I'm not in control' aspect or the 'All eyes on me' and the dreaded white uniform
?? Are anyone of you extremely anxious during clinical time? I have found that most of the hospitals that I'm in the census is very low and we only have 1 or 2 patients at a time. Also, all of my patients have been really really young (18-40) and can bathe themselves, get up and use the bathroom, feed themselves so all I've really done is given a shot or two, hung an IV, and made A LOT of beds. I beg and beg my instructors to give me people I can actually learn on but it still hasn't happened and I began this program in ******* September of 2010! Most of the time I walk around see if my classmates need help or just hide out and become soooooooooooooo bored. Anyone else frustrated as well with their experiences????