I found out today that I failed my RN clinicals, two weeks before the end of the program.
I have a problem with anxiety and tend to freeze up when I'm put on the spot by my clinical instructor. Because of this, I missed "air in a line" and had a medication safety issue this semester. No patients were harmed but but my actions were enough for my instructor to question my skills and give me a failing clinical grade.
This means that I will be reapplying to the nursing program and will need to repeat the entire semester, including advanced med/surge! I'm just sick, I feel like such a failure and the only one not going on for her preceptorship. Did I mention that I am 49-years-old and already feeling like an odd ball in the class?
One thing that I know is the God had a plan for my life which means taking a little longer to reach my dream. I'm never giving up - ever!
Has anyone been in this situation? I could sure use some encouragement right now.