Ok...I need to get this off my chest...

  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....i'm freaking out about starting nursing school in january!!!!!!!

    i can't get these butterflies out of my belly!!! i'm excited, but scared.... happy and sad (b/c i'll be broke).... confident yet..well..not...

    argh! so much stuff to do, so little time...

    anyone else feel this way???
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  3. by   jla623
    I am so stressed about my loans that I don't even have time to be stressed about the actual nursing school part! As soon as I get all of that in order, I am sure I will be right there with you! My orientation is in a couple of weeks, so I bet as soon as that happens everything will finally hit me! Haha

    What about it scares you?
  4. by   WanaBaNurse
    I think the money thing scares me most. I've always had a job, and now for the first time since I was 14 I'm letting someone else (my hubby) take the reins.....kinda scared, but very grateful that he is supporting my decision.

    That also adds to the fear of failing. He is doing so much for me and I don't want to let either of us down. I know I won't, but I guess there's the what if.... makes me nervous...

    Then, there is my friends...they are all used to going on trips here and there...I know I won't be able to do that stuff and I'm sure I'll miss it...but the outcome def. outweighs all of that.......

    butterflies....butterflies....butterflies...what a good feeling...I think
  5. by   WanaBaNurse
    BTW....what loans are you seeking? I'm thinking about doing Sallie Mae...not sure yet....any suggestions?
  6. by   nursingstudent424
    I'm actually new at this....new member...and the reason why I became a member was because i was reading what WanaBaNurse wrote. I'm also nervous and have butterflies in my stomach. I have my orientation on Thursday and I start my classes in January. I'm sooooooo nervous and scared. I don't want to leave my job. The school I'm going to has a weekend program. I guess I'll see how I'll do with going to school and working full time....good luck and everyone!!!!! wish me luck.
  7. by   Kare117
    I thought I was the only one...... I worked sooooo hard to finally get in and now that I will be starting in a few weeks I am terrified. I have orientation on monday and I am excited but also scared.

    Thanks for posting ...... It's good not to be alone.

    Kare
  8. by   catzy5
    Quote from Kare117
    I thought I was the only one...... I worked sooooo hard to finally get in and now that I will be starting in a few weeks I am terrified. I have orientation on monday and I am excited but also scared.

    Thanks for posting ...... It's good not to be alone.

    Kare

    Also scared and nervous too. Not the money though I am ok with that, our school is very reasonable. My big fears are my kids, will I have enough time to do what I need to be a good mom, how will child care work, I have people but not sure how reliable my first choice is I need to sit down with them and see what they can and can't do (inlaws). My husband travels and is rarely home, I hope I have the patients to deal with my kids and that they don't feel neglected by all my study time.

    Oh and I am also terrified to actually start nursing school can I do it? will I understand? how will I be with patients, arghhhhhhh ok. My mantra one day at a time! thousands of people become nurses and survived I will too.
  9. by   jla623
    Quote from WanaBaNurse
    I think the money thing scares me most. I've always had a job, and now for the first time since I was 14 I'm letting someone else (my hubby) take the reins.....kinda scared, but very grateful that he is supporting my decision.

    That also adds to the fear of failing. He is doing so much for me and I don't want to let either of us down. I know I won't, but I guess there's the what if.... makes me nervous...

    Then, there is my friends...they are all used to going on trips here and there...I know I won't be able to do that stuff and I'm sure I'll miss it...but the outcome def. outweighs all of that.......

    butterflies....butterflies....butterflies...what a good feeling...I think
    Same here, I am not used to not working. I think it will be a nice change though! I am actually going to work from home about 5 hours per week, but I wouldn't consider that anything major. I am not getting a whole lot of help anywhere. I think my boyfriend is paying one of my bills for me...I'm still stuck with all of the tons and tons of other bills that I have! It is really hard for me. I took a lot of money out in loans.

    I took out $4500 in federal loans and now I am trying to get the rest in private loans through Chase, but these people are just screwing me around! Everytime I submit my application they find a reason for me to re-submit it! It is so frustrating....After filling out the FAFSA last January, I was expecting ALL of my loans in August and here it is December and I STILL don't have all of them!! I am flipping out!

    I am going to be sad about not being able to take vacations too! I guess I still can on weekends, but it seems like I won't even have time for that. I am going on one last vacation party extravaganza before I start school. I know a lot of people are already studying their nursing books for January, but I am just concentrating on having as much fun as possible because I know that I won't be able to for a while! I bet you will find the time for a few vacations here and there!
  10. by   jla623
    Quote from nursingstudent424
    I'm actually new at this....new member...and the reason why I became a member was because i was reading what WanaBaNurse wrote. I'm also nervous and have butterflies in my stomach. I have my orientation on Thursday and I start my classes in January. I'm sooooooo nervous and scared. I don't want to leave my job. The school I'm going to has a weekend program. I guess I'll see how I'll do with going to school and working full time....good luck and everyone!!!!! wish me luck.
    I don't want to leave my job either, but only because they pay me. I am counting down the days until my last day!! :spin:
    Last edit by jla623 on Dec 5, '07
  11. by   angstudentnurse
    Quote from jla623
    I don't want to leave my job either, but only because they pay me. I am counting down the days until my last day!! :spin:
    ME TOO!

    I'm excited about leaving my current job...but will be sad to lose the money.

    And I'm also very nervous and scared and feeling unprepared.

  12. by   WanaBaNurse
    Quote from nursingstudent424
    I'm actually new at this....new member...and the reason why I became a member was because i was reading what WanaBaNurse wrote. I'm also nervous and have butterflies in my stomach. I have my orientation on Thursday and I start my classes in January. I'm sooooooo nervous and scared. I don't want to leave my job. The school I'm going to has a weekend program. I guess I'll see how I'll do with going to school and working full time....good luck and everyone!!!!! wish me luck.
    I'm glad you became a memeber!!!! Good luck with working full time and going to school...it'll be hard, but I'm sure you'll make it through!! I didn't have that option b/c my current jobs hours are the same as my school hours.....I used to bartend and that would be an option for the weekend, but Hubby doens't like that idea much...jealous men
  13. by   WanaBaNurse
    Quote from Kare117
    I thought I was the only one...... I worked sooooo hard to finally get in and now that I will be starting in a few weeks I am terrified. I have orientation on monday and I am excited but also scared.

    Thanks for posting ...... It's good not to be alone.

    Kare

    Yep.....that's exactly how I feel.....was nervous that I wouldn't get in...now I'm nervous that I did!!!!
  14. by   bookworm1
    I was terrified when I started my first semester of clinicals! It was so bad that I kept immodium and antacids on me at all times! Finances are very rough at home right now, but we are tucking in every possible loose end and the kids are great about it all. Apply for every scholarship you can and talk to F.A. about loans because the payoff will be worth it in the end.
    I just finished my last day of clinical (for the first semester of 4) today and my confidence has greatly increased. I didn't kill anyone or poison anyone (always an important point in order to pass the class!). I am supposed to be studying for my finals right now...

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