I'm sick of the constant pressure. There are so many ways to get kicked out of nursing school. Fail return demos, clinical paperwork, grades... It's exhausting.
I have 5 weeks left in my 2nd semester (ADN). Two more after this one. They keep the pressure on as much as possible. I've maintained my 4.0 until now (barely made an A last semester). I'm currently half a point from an A average in the class with 2 tests to go. I don't foresee making another A. I'm not too concerned, I just hate I'm so close.
I have some really tough clinicals coming up and I HATE writing concept maps. Failed my first attempt at wound returns this week.
I have claustrophobic type episodes when I have to stand still in a room full of people in clinical situations. I feel like I can't breathe. I'm not good at communicating with patients. I get nervous and talk too fast. It is just so stressful. I wonder if this is normal, or if I'm just going to be a terrible nurse. Nurses I see in the work setting seem so calm and know exactly what they are doing. I have no idea if I can handle the responsibility of being a nurse....