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Anxiety about school and life in general

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School and life in general, is killing me. Ever since I graduated from high school my anxiety has gone through the roof and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

I am currently taking pre-requisites for an ADN nursing program at a local community college. In another year I will be in the actual program. At this point, community college is all I can afford. The problem is, I'm not sure that I should be going into Nursing. I am pretty interested in what I've been learning so far (Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, etc.) but I am not sure I will be good at the hands on stuff. I'm sort of shy and socially awkward and not much of a people person. I think I have some degree of social anxiety and just anxiety in general. People have commented my entire life about how quiet I am. I have trouble holding conversations and connecting with other people that I'm not already close to. My mom is a nurse which I think is a huge reason why I'm considering this, but I'm interested personally as well.

On top of the social thing, everyone talks about how difficult the program is and how its nearly impossible. Please help, I feel like I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown because I don't know what to do. I don't have an interest in ANY other field, and I don't know what to do anymore. I've already wasted a year in college and thousands of dollars just deciding what to do and now I'm afraid I'm completely screwed. :(

THELIVINGWORST, ASN, RN

Specializes in Public Health. Has 4 years experience.

dude....relax....if it was nearly impossible there wouldnt be very many nurses....who says you need to be an extrovert to be a nurse? you have many options as a nurse....even research!

that said do your research and think about what field you would like to specialize in.... you've got plenty of time.

Mb92

Specializes in None.

Hey to be VERYYY HONEST with you i am the EXACTTT same way... everybody was the same exact way with me as well.. but again it just honestly takes time to get use to the environment etc.. the only reason why i can say that is.. just for the fact that its like that for any job... im currently a personal trainer while i am in school trying to get all my classes (pre-reqs) and so forth and its consistently keeping me hands on having to be veryyy social active, i mean i do all this in my own way... at first when i had gotten the job to do it i was telling myself there is no way i can do all of it... just keep going at what your doing..

All i can afford is C.C as well with the age that i am at im paying for everything myself, yea it bothers me but again i look at it is how bad do i really want it.. and i am a bit confused on some certain things about the program but im not going to let that stop me because there is tons of information to get through and make things much more smoother and easier not only to understand but eventually being able to do..

Mb92

Specializes in None.

dude....relax....if it was nearly impossible there wouldnt be very many nurses....who says you need to be an extrovert to be a nurse? you have many options as a nurse....even research!

that said do your research and think about what field you would like to specialize in.... you've got plenty of time.

see going over this even makes me keep going with what i want to do.. knowing that not only me but many others have the opportunity..