Hey guys and gals,
Im applying to nursing school for the spring of 2013 and im worried that im making the wrong decision. My ultimate dream is to be a Registered Nurse and work in labor and delivery, however im worried that I wont be able to "think like a nurse". Do they teach you this in nursing school? Im also worried that I wont get over my fear of talking to patients. I have my CNA certification but have not worked as a CNA. When I was getting "clinical" hours for my CNA I was yelled at by an elderly woman. (not because I was doing something wrong but because I had not started to do anything yet) This totally freaked me out and I had to leave the room. Do you gain confidence on how to speak to patients during nursing school?
Your advice is appreciated!
Sep 17, '12
Yes, if the school you are applying to is a decent one you will learn how to think like a nurse in nursing school, and you will gain confidence in speaking to patients.
I wish you all the best in nursing school, and in your future career.
Sep 18, '12
Yes, as part of the nurse training they tell you how to think like a nurse, and how to interact with patients. As you get more experience with interacting with patients/residents it gets easier. I would recommend that you work as a CNA because it really helps you get used to talking with patients, and to get used to them yelling at you (it will happen so might as well get used to it!). I'm generally a quiet and shy person so it really helped me.