I'm in a hospital affiliated nursing school. I've finished my 1st semester, which was courses at a nearby college. Semester 2 is about to begin and I will be beginning clinicals as well... I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm RIDICULOUSLY
Does everybody get so nervous!?
I can barley sleep!
I'm nervous to do CPR for the first time (among other things)... I do not want to panic and freeze up!
When does the anxiety go away?
Also, how can I stand out as a student? This semester I'll be at the school and hospital and not just the college.. I want to really stand out from the others!.. Any tips would be appreciated..
Dec 29, '12
Oh yes,everyone gets nervous. I felt queasy the first few mornings when I got up.Just the thought of breakfast.....
I always remember certain students, for good reasons and bad. One would stand in the med room with a book and look up all her meds, oblivious to the fact that she was in the way.Repeatedly asking her move had no effect. The same girl was so busy looking up stuff that she completely missed the fact that her patient's breakfast was sitting there getting cold and he needed help with it. A tactful suggestion that she go and help him eat was ignored.Don't forget the patient.Many are chronically late. Many can't put away their cell phones.Some will argue or become defensive when you try to correct them.
The thing is you don't need to be a brilliant know- it -all to stand out. Ask questions, do as you are told, offer to help, answer call bells, find work to do when there is "nothing" to do. The nurses will love you and think of you when there is something interesting to do/see. We really love it when a student asks if we need help.Having a willing extra set of hands when you are busy is really appreciated.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Dec 29, '12