Poll: What is your biggest fear ??? - page 2

just wanted to ask all you fellow to be rn students what is your biggest fear before you start your clinicals? or if you almost done, what is your biggest fear when you start on the job? mine... Read More

  1. by   Mandarella
    oh my god paint...i now have new even bigger fears than a catheter...
    yours are all completely valid and now i worry with you!!!!!



    Quote from paint
    .....that my marriage won't survive the next 2 years because hubby is very high maintainance and needs my company, that my kids will grow up to be delinquent hooligans, that i'll lose my figure because of not having the time to eat properly, that i'll go grey with the stress of it all, that i'll make a mistake and kill someone, that my youngest will have an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts and no-one will be able to contact me because i can't take my cell-phone into clinicals, that my dog will get separation anxiety and start destroying things because i will be leaving him alone every day...... omg! someone remind me: just why am i doing this? lol!

    paint.
  2. by   RNNoMore
    LOL! Mandy - now you know why my kids call me 'WorryWart"
  3. by   Berta
    1. No knowing that something is critically wrong- killing someone
    2. Calculating a drug wrong- killing them
    3. Not understanding the EKG- killing them
    4. Failing the nursing program- killing me..

    LOL

    My biggest fear is hurting someone by making a stupid mistake!!!!!
  4. by   ChrisA
    Quote from Paint
    .....that my marriage won't survive the next 2 years because hubby is VERY high maintainance and needs my company, that my kids will grow up to be delinquent hooligans, that I'll lose my figure because of not having the time to eat properly, that I'll go grey with the stress of it all, that I'll make a mistake and kill someone, that my youngest will have an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts and no-one will be able to contact me because I can't take my cell-phone into clinicals, that my dog will get separation anxiety and start destroying things because I will be leaving him alone every day...... OMG! someone remind me: Just WHY am I doing this? LOL!

    Paint.
    Good grief! Your husband and kids will be fine. They may complain a bit at first, but you'll be getting your lessons in assertiveness dealing with grumpy patients and obstructionist administrators, so you can tell them that the rules are changing but you don't love them any less.

    And yeah, my cat already acts a little aggressive because I'm getting home from classes or volunteer shifts at 11pm. Oh well...
  5. by   Boe
    my fear is becoming pregnant. I have two beautiful children, but I am not ready for any Permanent birth control options. So although I have a great support system (my husband and in-laws) and I know it would not be the end of everything if it did happen, sometimes "99% effective" just doesn't seem effective enough.
  6. by   Louisepug
    My biggest fear would also be giving someone the wrong dosage of something and hurting them. I am also not a "math" person and I am afraid that under pressure I won't be able to figure out the dosages and fail my clinicals!
  7. by   MOONIELOVE
    Hi everyone

    For me, it's everything. Everything that is to come before me in nusing school and if i make it to my career.
    The second thing is math. I hate it and is scared to death of trying to figure something out using it.

    God bless me! :angel2:
  8. by   crb613
    Quote from fourblessings
    just wanted to ask all you fellow to be rn students what is your biggest fear before you start your clinicals? or if you almost done, what is your biggest fear when you start on the job?

    mine is the iv's...i don't mind shots at all, but putting iv's in veins correctly.... omg.....(wake me up, i just fainted)
    my biggest fear is hurting or killing someone!! :imbar by hurting someone i don't mean needle stick i mean doing real damage. this will be foremost in my mind and i just hope i won't lock up. i just want to make sure i learn what i need to know and how to use it when needed. i feel like a dog chasin my tail. :uhoh21: lord let me learn and give me the wisdom to do it right. good luck to all of us.crb613
  9. by   mamaof3
    Just not being able to handle everything, (school, work, kids.) Also, Not surviving financially. My school is covered. But I am the sole supporter of three kids. I just don't know if I will be able to work enough during nursing school to provide for us.
  10. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Annabelle57
    ... having to stick a very squirmy, crying kid with a needle - what if I hurt them?...
    This one's up there for me.

    How to overcome causing people pain?
  11. by   danaRN2b
    Mine is managing my kids while I'm in school. Childcare...my daughter is starting kindergarten & I have to find someone that will be able to take her to school in the middle of the day. That stresses me out. Then I worry about having enough time & energy to do all of the reading and studying that has to be done. My three year old won't go to sleep unless I lay down with him, and once I do that, I have a really hard time getting myself off my butt & back at it! I'm also worried about my nice clean house going to hell & me not having time to do anything about it....I could go on and on!
  12. by   nursewho
    mine is making errors...drugs, dosages...i'm afraid of not being focused and missing something that would cause harm to a patient.

    that...and the grossness factor...i work on a maternity unit in a clerical position and am not involved in clinical patient care. i'm afraid i am in for a rude awakening in clinicals. ivs, needles, caths, things of that nature don't bother me. i'm afraid of things i've only heard of in nursing school horror stories regarding bodily fluids, gangrenous wounds, odors...need to get psyched up for that kind of thing...yikes!!!!
  13. by   wonderbee
    My biggest fear is to find out when it's all said and done that I just BS'd my way through school and I'm really just an incompetent boob in scrubs.

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