So I'm entering my last semester of nursing (RN) school in August, (yay!) but the truth is I'm scared to death. I'm barely 21 years old, the only jobs I've ever had we're at restaurants as a waitress/dishwasher, and although I've dreamed of having this problem for a very long time reality is really starting to set in. I've taken over 100 hours of college courses, I've presented myself to a room full of professionals before, I'm an assertive person with a "go-getter" personality but pursuing my lifelong dream scares the hell out of me. What all do I need to be doing now to prepare for life as a graduate nurse, then RN? How do i even begin to prepare a resume for a nursing position or plan for an interview? I intend to stay in school until I achieve a masters(FNP) but I need to find a job when I graduate with my ADN in December and there's only about 4 major hospitals in my very rural area....these hospitals are scattered throughout about 50 miles. I'm scared I won't be able to find a job, wondering if I need to be pursuing a nurse tech or CNA job right now. I also wonder if I should have been studying this whole summer that I've been off, after last semester I just really needed the break from the stress but now I feel like I may have done myself an injustice by disregarding my textbooks. Can anyone offer me any advice or just tell me that they feel/have felt the same way? I appreciate you all, sometimes the only people who can make you feel better are those going through the same thing.