I cracked under pressure. - page 2

by lalomken

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I feel so defeated and I'm not sure if it's normal for a nursing student to feel this way or not. I started my second semester a couple of weeks ago and immediately felt too overwhelmed. I had to take A&P 2 along with my nursing... Read More


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    I graduated nursing this past december and just found out today I passed the NCLEX so I know all about the struggles of nursing. In reality, patients are going to die, all you can do as a nurse is do your best to prevent that from happening, or to provide comfort till it happens. My first day in the ICU department during clinical a patient died on me. I was sad, obviously, but i knew i did the best that i could. Anyway, nursing school is HARD, and it's meant to be that way. Now that I'm working I know that nursing school prepared me for the worst, but it really does get better afterwards. I had a few friends that doubted themselves, but eventually they realized it was from all the stress of school. Just think about if this is what you want to do for the rest of your life, and if you really REALLY don't want to do it, don't do it.

    Wish the best for you!!!
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    I love this thread! I am in my 4th semester of nursing school. In clinicals I am always anxious. I still feel like I don't know anything! I am always most anxious about the staff nurse that I will be working with that day. Let's face it: the nurse can make or break your clinical experience. Most of my days have been fabulous, but every once in a while you get a nurse that just doesn't want you there. Hey, they are human and I understand. I love the hospital environment though. Is that weird?
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    Quote from Lola823
    I graduated nursing this past december and just found out today I passed the NCLEX so I know all about the struggles of nursing.
    With all due respect, no, you don't. Not for years and years.
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    Quote from GrnTea

    With all due respect, no, you don't. Not for years and years.
    Lol. This just made me laugh out loud.
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    *NURSING SCHOOL.
    Last edit by Lola823 on Feb 1, '13
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    Defeated? check
    Nervous? check
    Terrified? check

    Sounds like a normal nursing student to me


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