I was wondering at what point (if at all) did you begin to feel competent in nursing school. I just finished my first quarter (one down 8 to go!) and hope that at some point things will come together and I'll have an "ah ha" moment where it somehow all seems like it is coming together for me.
Jan 2, '06
I don't think anyone feels competent
until much later after a lot of job experience. As far as school
goes, our instructors are always talking about how things usually start to come together for students after the second semester (which for us is after fundamentals, pharm, psych, LTC, and 1st med-surg rotations).
We just don't learn nearly everything we need to know in our jobs during school... I am going to graduate in April and I'm more scared than ever about being "competent" and ready, so don't get your hopes up in that sense!
There's still a lot
of learning after we graduate, but don't worry... that's the way everyone does it so we'll be ok
Last edit by mitchsmom on Jan 2, '06