Horrible birthday

  1. Today I turned 43 and I had my Maternity Rotation evaluation. It was horrible, I passed it but was told that I have great enthusiasum but need to slow down and think things out before I document and before I enter a pt room. I still have my aide mentality and I have to think like a nurse. Maybe I am just an aide and have been wasting my time working hard to be a nurse. I work for a LTC facility and they are putting me thru school. Maybe I should just give up and not put myself and my family thru the last 9 months I have left. Maybe I am too old and I am not cut out for this.
    Thanks for listening
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  3. by   time2fly
    close your eyes, press forward, and don't look back. you will be glad you did! I'm serious. if you start thinking about all the "what ifs" you will scare yourself. I've noticed that in myself lately. My questions go like this: "what if I fail?... what if I've wasted the last two years trying to get into a program I won't pass?... what if this isn't for me?..." You have to stop asking those questions, they will scare you. Press on.. shut your eyes.. take it a day at a time. I am single mom with no family around me and going thru RN school full time.. hell if I can do it, anyone can! I hope all the best for you, and happy birthday!
  4. by   agent66
    Quote from adamsmom
    Today I turned 43 and I had my Maternity Rotation evaluation. It was horrible, I passed it but was told that I have great enthusiasum but need to slow down and think things out before I document and before I enter a pt room. I still have my aide mentality and I have to think like a nurse. Maybe I am just an aide and have been wasting my time working hard to be a nurse. I work for a LTC facility and they are putting me thru school. Maybe I should just give up and not put myself and my family thru the last 9 months I have left. Maybe I am too old and I am not cut out for this.
    Thanks for listening



    To be honest i was lacking big time at maternity both years and yet here i am one heck of a great cardiac nurse. Don't let one evaluation get you down, keep going girl, you really don't have too much further to go, would be a shame to give up one what you have already accomplished. Chin up and have a great rest of your birthday!!

  5. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from adamsmom
    Today I turned 43 and I had my Maternity Rotation evaluation. It was horrible, I passed it but was told that I have great enthusiasum but need to slow down and think things out before I document and before I enter a pt room. I still have my aide mentality and I have to think like a nurse. Maybe I am just an aide and have been wasting my time working hard to be a nurse. I work for a LTC facility and they are putting me thru school. Maybe I should just give up and not put myself and my family thru the last 9 months I have left. Maybe I am too old and I am not cut out for this.
    Thanks for listening
    I feel discouraged sometimes too, but then I take the constructive criticism to heart and improve. :spin:
  6. by   GingerSue
    so close to completion - stick with it

    and happy birthday too
  7. by   Jolie
    Aww, I'm sorry for your bad day. As if turning 43 isn't traumatic enough! I can say that because I'm older than you I've read your posts, and understand that what you need is a boost in confidence. Your evaluation didn't say that you are performing badly, just that you need to think more like a nurse. That comes with time and experience. Hold your head up high, and one day, this will all be second nature to you. You have accomplished so much in life. Don't doubt your ability to do this, as well!

    Happy birthday from your former neighbor!
  8. by   rn/writer
    Happy birthday.

    That seems an apropos opening to encourage you to think of this next nine months as your nursing gestation. You won't usually notice the growth that takes place from one day to the next, but it does add up. Nine months from now you'll enter the world as a new baby nurse.

    How cool is that!

    There are many advantages to coming from a CNA background. One of the few disadvantages is that you do have to "unlearn" the aide thinking and replace it with nurse thinking. You are retooling your brain.

    Be proud of all you have accomplished and look forward with excitement and anticipation to the next nine months.

    Congratulations in advance.

    And happy birth day.
    Last edit by rn/writer on Sep 19, '07
  9. by   krenee
    Not to belittle your feelings, but honestly that's not that bad! First, you PASSED, so congratulations! Focus on that. You can't expect to get through school with no "constructive criticism". I'm sure they think of something to say to everyone, we can all improve in some area or other.

    Happy belated Birthday!

    Kelly

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