My name is candace and I am in my last couple months of nursing school. In the past few years I have had a few clinical placements where I have done exceptionally well in (85%) , and some where I do not so well (65%). I have never done a med error or had an adverse event happen because of me, I am just trying to figure out - ok am I good enough for this or am I not? It seems like when I get criticism I take it really hard and lose all confidence in myself. I try and make excuses to make myself feel better but then I feel aweful for making excuses. Right now, my preceptor brought "concerns" about me to my faculty resource person and she is meeting with me in a few days to discuss. She says I am passing and am giving perfectly safe and accountable care but has ideas for me to work on to improve my mark. To me this sounds like "you aren't doing as good as you should be and you need to do better or else you're gonna fail if you don't show improvements". Does this happen to other students !? I feel like this happens to me often and am wondering if that's normal ? How can I do so well in some placements and do so poorly in others? Do you think it depends on the personality of the instructor? I have one now who reminds me of a drill Sargent. I am just so discouraged because I am almost done school and feel like I should be doing better at this point in my education. I terrified of entering the work force.