I'm in my 3rd semester of nursing school
and started clinicals last semester. I struggled with anxiety (and depression, but that's a whole 'nother can of worms) the whole time and while it was pretty darn awful, I pulled through.
This semester I'm feeling the same way all over again - I thought I was over it.
Other students just comment that I'm quiet (I barely talk to other students - also exceptionally introverted), need to work on my nerves, and I *do* get that.
However, I'm pretty good with patients, despite me being quiet and shy (my evaluations last semester reflected this). Instructors, other nurses on the unit, etc. all tend to see me as a good student. I also volunteer to do stuff whenever the opportunity pops up, even if it makes me temporarily more anxious.
Advice? I just feel like I'll never get past the anxiety and that I'll be a bad nurse, and that scares me (sorry for sounding dramatic, but I genuinely feel this way).