Hello fellow nursing students!
While this maybe the "sneaky way" to get some encouragement from someone you don't know.. I am just that desperate and I don't care..
I am in a 2 year program. I am 4 weeks in to this semester with one more to go.. I feel soooo inadequate.. does anyone .. anyone else feel this way? I am 37 and went back to school to further my education. I continue to work as a Medical Assistant and have been for the past 13 years. The adaptations, adjustments, skill set while somewhat similar really isn't..
I feel like an old dog trying to learn a new trick. woof woof.. no tail wag.. cock head to the side and look confused..
I know a lot of nurses and they assure me this is normal.. but I want to hear from those in the trenches with me.. my last semester almost did me in.. the professor I had was not encouraging or even that helpful. .. I know preparing for real life experience.
Maybe I am kvetching/whining/complaining.. maybe it's lack of confidence, maybe I feel too old ( see previous woof woof comment) .. my grades aren't horrible for working and going to school..
A classmate of mine and I were discussing this over lunch.. and I tend to agree with her.. if it came down to it today.. I am not sure I feel equipped to save a life..
I am not
afraid of hard work.. my biggest goal in life is to be a blessing and not a burden.. love helping people.. going to school to have a greater skill set to take to the mission field..
DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL THIS WAY? HOW DO YOU HOLD ON THAT YOU KNOW THIS RIGHT?
This is the part where you insert comments of a happy, uplifting nature ( I hope..)
Thanks in advance for your encouragement..