I'm not trying to talk you into doing anything in particular, but, just as a reality check, most new grads (or soon-to-be new grads) are feeling much the way you describe. Toward the end of nursing school
, and when you first start practicing after you graduate, is when it really starts to sink in how little you know compared to how much there is
"out there" to know. The transition from nursing student to practicing nurse is notoriously stressful and difficult, but, at some point, you just have to hunker down and live through it (if you want to stay in nursing, that is
). I vividly recall going home in tears many nights when I first started practicing, because I was so sure that I was never going to be able to hack it and I (and the school!) had made a horrible mistake. Shoot, I've been in nursing for close to 30 years now, and there are still days when I "feel like a moron" at work (not too many any more, thank goodness!
If you are doing well (well enough
) in class and clinical at school, I would encourage you to have a little faith in your school -- they've been doing this a lot longer than you have
, presumably, and, if they think you're doing well enough to graduate, get licensed, and start practicing, you probably are
, even though it doesn't feel like it to you.
Best wishes for your journey!