It's gonna be a LONG 7 weeks!

  1. Hi everyone! To make a long story short, for two rotations I have shown my stress and frustration in, shall we say, NON-professional ways. Class too. I'm really annoying to everyone else in the class. Since it happened in two rotations, they could have kicked me out, but all 4 faculty voted to give me another chance. But they did make me sign a contract. If I so much as roll my eyes at someone in the next 7 weeks, that's it. Now, I'm not mad, but this is really scary. On the bright sign, to paraphrase the contract, they said I'd be a really good nurse if it weren't for these issues.

    Pray for me you guys. THANKS

    LPN by December (I hope)
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   essarge
    Metron,

    I understand the stress level and needing someplace to "vent" it. Have you thought about talking to your primary care physician about this.....maybe they could help you in this respect. I also make sure that I do something everyday, might be exercising, )I do martial arts when I have time), fast walking....anything that will let some "steam" off.

    My positive thoughts are with you on this one...let us know how things go!
  4. by   MRed94
    I had the exact same problem for the longest time.

    This is something you have to remind yourself of constantly. I put a little card in my pocket, with a little saying on it to remind me.

    You can always go into a linen closet or bathroom and vent if you need to.

    Also, you can go to the instructor, tell her, "I am feeling like *********, and need to talk so I don't vent this here." She might be willing to go aside with you for a few minutes.

    Most of it is stress, or lack of confidence in yourself for that few minutes.

    Take a deep breath, and remember that you, too, are human.

    It takes a big, big person to admit to a fault, any fault, and then to do something about it.

    You can do it, and remember that we are all here for you.

    Vent here if you need to.

    Love, Marla
  5. by   Metron
    Thanks everyone. I am on two anti-D's already and another one to sleep. I am going to see a couselor..It's a little expensive..but my husband said..hey, if it gets you through school..he's very supportive. Today was my first post-partum clinical day...it went GOOD
  6. by   Metron
    Oh and I am taking Taekwondo..that does help..I should walk or practice at home on the days I don't have it
  7. by   MRed94
    Metron,

    Good for you, for having the courage to recognize and change something that is changeable.

    I salute you!

    Keep up the good work, and many prayers and good thoughts going out to you.

    Marla
  8. by   mPalmer
    Metron,
    Good luck! Keep at it. Like they said it takes a lot to recognize a problem and deal with it. You should be proud that you are doing that. Also, practice or walk like you said it will help. I have been off and on running since I started Nursing and it helps when I do it. Keep in there. You can do it.
    Misty
  9. by   jeharshman
    Misty has a great idea. Physical exercize is one of the best things that you can do for yourself not only physically but also mentally. I try to do yoga every other day, and on the days that I do it I am a different person. Just keep on going you will make it soon.I have to keep telling myself that.
    Good Luck Jessica
  10. by   essarge
    Proud of you!!! When I was doing martial arts (haven't had time this semester) I felt wonderful. Breaking a good sweat was the best thing that I could have done for myself!!

    Keep up the good work!!

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