Quote from nurseboy12396
I need help guys. You know the struggle of instructors being so hard on you and it makes you fearful. One mistake and it's like your never gonna be a good nurse. I'm in my second year and there expectations is higher. Lately I've been having high acuity patients and its kinda hard dealing with patients and showing ur instructors you are good nurse when your being greatly challenged all the time. I focus so much on the big things sometimes I forget the little things , like bringing a cup of water for meds and forget to bring a saline flush,etc it's like because my instructors are so strict it make me so fearful and therefore I have no confidence within myself. I need more positive than negative vibes. I do well in class just Clinicals kinda gets under my skin cause my instructors don't provide the best environment of learning cause they make me so fearful of them. I need tips on how to overcome this.
OK, where to start.
Nursing is a high stress field. You are going to have to learn to deal with pressure and stress and still keep your mind on your work and on doing a good job.
You are an adult. It is your responsibility to learn the material. It would be wonderful if we all got a chance at a paragon of nursing instruction who created a comfortable, nurturing atmosphere with nothing but "good vibes", but there aren't enough of those paragons to go around. You get the nursing instructor you get, and you either choose to learn from them or choose not to because the vibes aren't positive enough for you.
It is up to you to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and courage.
Strict instructors may be uncomfortable to deal with, but they prepare you for the realities of the job far better than someone whose main concern is creating positive vibes.
I'm surprised your classroom instructors haven't said anything about your spelling
and punctuation because those things are important, too.