Unreasonable intimidation

  1. Hello all,

    I am fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to begin my CRNA journey as an SRNA in January. I always welcome a challenge and I'm excited to begin a new chapter of my life. With that being said, I am terrified of graduate school. Is this normal to feel a little fearful and intimidated? Am I unrealistically intimidated? Does anyone else feel this way? I know that some nervousness is healthy and that overconfidence can be damaging. I guess I just want to make sure I'm not the only one that had these feelings prior to starting school. Thanks in advance.
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   AndyLuvNursing
    I think your are normal and not alone.
    I read an interesting posting of "5 phases of admission terror!"

    These are the 5 phases of admission terror.
    Phase 1 - Euphoria: "Woo-frikin-Hoo Im in!"
    Phase 2 - Realization: "Holy ****, I got in?"
    Phase 3 - Frustration: "Crap, student loans are ri-*******-diculous"
    Phase 4 - Sheer Terror: "Oh ****.... i have to quit my job and goto school...remember crap... im doomed"
    Phase 5 - Acceptance: "Lets get this **** on the road!"

    5 phases of admission terror!!
  4. by   carocam
    I think it is normal for some people to feel this way. I have felt this before starting something intimidating and it usually lessens once I start whatever was intimidating me. Just keep reminding yourself that you were selected by the school and there are going to be a bunch of beginners right along with you.