Nervous about going back?

  1. ok, last week i was sitting here reading all of these posts about how nervous everyone was about starting nursing school this week. i was all relaxed and generally saying, "hey, i've done this 3 times before, it's no big deal." but now i am starting to get a little nervous. this is my last semester of school. wow. i am 4 months away from being an rn (well, being able to sit for nclex, anyway). i am starting to feel really nervous. i guess that's because it seems like this last semester is shrouded in secrecy. no one ever seems to talk about what happens in 4th semester, unlike every other semester where they blab incessantly. so, i am praying that my day goes well and that the semester is not going to be hell revisited. anyone else feeling like this?? good luck to all who are going to school.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   RN 2005
    Hey! Maybe the reason there is nobody talking about 4th semester is because they graduate and move on! Try to think positive and be proud of yourself because you are almost there! Would do anything to be in your shoes right now.......I am just starting Fundamentals and am scared as heck. Good luck in your final semester - Sure you will do wonderful!
  4. by   nekhismom
    Originally posted by RN 2005
    Hey! Maybe the reason there is nobody talking about 4th semester is because they graduate and move on! Try to think positive and be proud of yourself because you are almost there! Would do anything to be in your shoes right now.......I am just starting Fundamentals and am scared as heck. Good luck in your final semester - Sure you will do wonderful!
    IT sure is nice to hear something positive about this semester! Thank you very much. Fundamentals is hard, but all nursing classes are. It's more of an adjustment thing than anything, I guess. In 3 more semesters, you will be here in my shoes, getting ready to be a nurse yourself. Good luck with Fundamentals, and let me know if there is anything I can potentially help you with. :kiss You can pm or email me if I can help. IT's amazing how far a little kindness and empathy can go!!!
  5. by   fnimat1
    Wow!!! Your last semester....Congratulations!!!! You definitely have what it takes to be a nurse... . But I can understand the nervousness...you are about to embark on something that is new. But just take a deep breathe...inhale...exhale...and know that you can do it.

    Admiringly,

    Fatima

    P.S. Looking forward to hearing advice from you on being a nursing students, study tips, etc.
  6. by   FutureNurse2005
    I imagine that what you are feeling is soooooooooooooo normal! lol
    Congrats for making it this far, and best of luck to you in this last semester!
  7. by   Rhoresmith
    Good Luck and you let us know how the infamous 4th goes,
    so when we get there we will know Thanks in advance

    Rhonda
  8. by   dianacs
    I am always nervous about going back! But a little less so now that it's the same people in the same classes. I'm about to start my 4th semester too...out of 7 though, lol. Best of luck to everyone.
  9. by   nurse2be in ny
    I'm nervous, too, and I'm just taking A&P I! Oh, well. Hope the people who are starting back today have a great day.
  10. by   essarge
    I'm in my senior year and EVERY semester, I get butterflies. I've decided that is fear of the unknown each time. Then it becomes a matter of "OMG did I study the right things for this exam?" But I manage to get through somehow and move on.
  11. by   nekhismom
    Hi everyone!!! Thanks for all of your replies! As it turns out, my MEd/Surg II class doesn't look so bad. My Professionalism class is going to demand more time than my Med/Surg II class. It looks complicated, but doable. So, since my school is strange and we take things out of order (Fundamentals, Med/Surg I, OB & Peds, then MEd/Surg II), I am sure that some of you all have already completed this portion. Any tips???? Oh, the clinicals sound like they will be great. We will work in teams of three with about 8 pts. between us. One of the 3 will be the team leader and this person functions as a charge nurse over the other students in the group. Sounds like good experience to me. The days and times haven't been decided yet, though. I'm excited now, just wondering how much I have forgotten about the body since last year. Our OB and PEds rotations weren't that intense, so now I am feeling like this info. is buried WAY in the back of my head!!! But it feels much more doable today. Thanks everyone, and feel free to ask me any questions you think I might be able to help with. How did all of your classes go today???
  12. by   RN 2005
    Hey! Glad to hear your day went well. I think it is that fear of the unknown that is the worst!
    My first day of fundamentals went well. I am thinking that this will probably be manageable for me and I am a bit more relieved today.
    Have a great night!
  13. by   Mandylpn
    I was nervous about my first day, and after three days of classes I am still scared! To think we actually are going to be in clinicals in only 7 weeks, there is so much to learn before we apply our skills to actual patients. I think being nervous is just part of it. good luck to all of us, and may you (we) all keep a good supply of antacids!

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