As the first day of my last semester of my ADN program draws near, I'm suddenly struck with a feeling of intense fear about graduating. Do I/will I know enough? Will I be a good nurse? Am I tough enough for the job? Should I scramble here at the last minute to get a CNA job until I'm licensed so that I gain more confidence and experience? I've just realized that nursing school
has FLOWN by and I'm kind of wondering when that happened. Maybe after a month-long winter break I'm just getting stir-crazy and need to get back into my routine. I definitely need some work in the confidence department, but I know that much of that just comes with time. I wish I'd been working part-time as a CNA this whole time, but my family and I have been trying to spend time with my father who is currently in hospice care slowly getting worse with cancer. I want to be able to be there for him, yet I feel like I've been slacking off by not doing the CNA thing (i've actually been unemployed this whole time). Any advice for a super anxious soon-to-be grad? Tips for confidence building or stress management? Thanks so much in advance, and sorry if I'm rambling and slightly neurotic-sounding.