Hi there I am new to this forum. I am in an accelerated RN program in order to go on to a Master (Nurse Practitioner), sort of like a Entry Level Master program.
I just finished my first semester; my grades are good, BUT I am not good when it comes to clinicals. In fact, I am beginning to get stressed out when my female classmates can multi-task so well and remembering a lot of the details into caring for patients. As for me, I am struggling. Maybe I am exaggerating, but I don't like this feeling of inadequacy I am getting. For example, I memorized my head-to-toe skills in my health assessment class, but I didn't even think about using my skills on real patients.
A little about myself: I am good at solving problems, but am weak at prioritizing and paying attention to details. When I make mistakes, I tend to enter armadillo's curl state and just start to blame myself internally.
I need a mentality readjustment. Is my pride getting in the way? Is my fear of losing my pride/be embarrassed in front of others barring me from improving and breaking through? Maybe a male mentor who has been there and is able to guide me through. Thanks bros.