Fear of going to sixth semester...

  1. next tuesday will be my first day of school after the winter break. I'm going to sixth semester (maternal child nursing care and medical surgical). I should be excited about moving forward in my career but instead I feel terribly scared. I fear the overwhelming work I'll have, the clinical practices, the exams, the projects..what's going on with me??? where's the motivation???...i guess I'm little dissapointed about my performance in the last couple semesters. I haven't got the grades I worked so hard to get. Many people say that in nursing school doesn't matter if you get an A or a B just try to pass the course, but it's so hard for me to agree with that. No matter how hard I work I get B's and C's and I believe that is what holds me back of giving my best for the coming semester. fourt and fifth semester were supposed to be the easiest ones and I barely made it through, even do lI eft my brain and my soul in the books..what then can I expect for sixth semester which is considered to be one of the hardest?...have someone ever felt like I do? how you got your motivation back? how you got back that inner strenght and energy we nursing students need to achieve our dream?
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  3. by   jov
    Quote from yadis572002
    I'm going to sixth semester ...I should be excited about moving forward in my career but instead I feel terribly scared. I fear the overwhelming work I'll have, the clinical practices, the exams, the projects..what's going on with me??? where's the motivation???... how you got back that inner strenght and energy we nursing students need to achieve our dream?
    I don't think it's fear. I think it's dread.

    ...and this is the stuff that separates the men from the boys so to say...
    I call this brown belt syndrome...
    when I was going to TaeKwonDo school, you saw a lot of white belts walking into the dojo, all fresh, excited, pumped up, awe in their faces when they saw us black belts... we encouraged them to hang in there through yellow belt testing and green belt testing...then they started to master some skills and that got them over the next hump... but by the time they were up to brown belt... you start to see some lagging/sagging, man... By then they had realized there is nothing NOTHING that separates a black belt from a white belt except a whole lot of really hard work... in other words, perserverance.

    The only way to get your inner strength is to reach down deep yourself... if it's there. This is the most grueling part of the whole journey and this is where your character will show, whatever it is.

    only YOU will define what this semester becomes.
  4. by   Rme4life
    well i hope someone posts something good because i feel the same way. i have one semester left and start back on tuesday and just want to pull the covers over my head. the idea of jumping through hoops yet again is not appealing even if it is suppose to be the end of the program. i have already had to read 8 chapters before class even starts and i can't wait to hear all the other students brag about how they never read the books and yet they still get great grades, or they never study, etc., etc.

    i have no advice what so ever. i am hoping for devine intervention to help me get through the next few months. we have a lot of pass/fail crap this semester.
  5. by   allthingsbright
    I am also nervous about this next semester--wonder if I will "make it."

    WE are going to be okay--my husband keeps telling me so!
  6. by   yadis572002
    Thanks for taking the time to share your feelings. I think one of the best things we need to do is to keep a positive attitude ;-).

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