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Anyone else going into your final year and scared to death?

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Hey everyone,

I'm heading into Nursing 3 Sept 5, my final year, woo hoo!!!! Graduation is set for May 17, 2008 :balloons: and I can't wait!!!

But......... I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared :uhoh21: or worried :uhoh3:. The summer break, much welcomed :lol2: after that semester ended this past May, was brutal in the respect that I did nothing over the summer to prepare for Nursing 3 :o. I had every intention of doing it :idea:, but, as the summer days went by, nothing got done. Now, here I am a couple weeks before school starts and I'm really panicking :uhoh21:. The good thing, all my fellow classmates state the same thing, no one did a darn thing all summer, lol.

It just seems so inconceivable that at the end of May, we'll be preparing for the NCLEX and we'll be real nurses. We won't be able to go into a hospital room and say, "oh, let me get the nurse..... wait, hang on, oh, that's right, that's me now". Scary stuff! But, I can't wait. I just wish these jitters would go away. Its worse now than it was when I was heading into Nursing 1 this time last year. I think its because I know what I'm heading into whereas last year I had no clue. Its like when I had my first child, I didn't know how bad things can get, then when I went in to deliver my second child, I knew for sure, things get a lot worse before it gets better, and your anxiety is hightened because of your knowledge. Does that make sense? ;)

Anywho, who else is feeling "anxiety" heading into their final year or just heading into a new semester? Let's share......... Good luck to all!

Janet :lol2:

Oh I know exactly how you feel! I am also entering my senior year and will graduate in June 2008. I am terrified! The nightmares have begun and I am flipping out. I have heard that we will be scared for many years to come and won't be comfortable in our position for at least 5 yrs after becoming an RN. The only thing that helps with that is I am not the only one. That its normal.

I am just gonna keep my head up. I was given my syllabus and have to read 16 chapters in 7 days. My response is "BRING IT ON!!!" I got through first year and I will get through second. I am ready to get started to get this school thing done,lol.With 4 kids and a pain in butt hubby.

Keep your head up!

Good luck!

Hi Janet!

I replied to you in another post but now I am sure that we are at the same school. :) I am going into Nursing I. :)

Congratulate yourself for getting this far in the program! It's no small feat. In just two short semesters you will be rewarded for all you have worked hard for these past two years.

I look up to all of you in Nursing III, because you made it through the first year. :)

southernbelle08

Specializes in Oncology, Med-Surg, Nursery. Has 8 years experience.

I just started III on August 16th and yeah...anxiety galore!!! I am worried and it is so overwhelming but I just try to keep an eye on the end goal. We're gonna get there! Just as the first 2 semesters flew by, I have no doubt these last 2 will!!

Good luck!

oh girl, i had every intention on doing this and that, study 2 hours a day, etc. i've done nothing. and you know what? i'm not too stressed about it. that's what vacations are for!

yes, i'm anxious. i've heard horror stories about the last year. i'm trying to keep my chin up and not worry too much. the whole being a "real" nurse sounds so surreal to me. i'm actually going to have patient's lives in my hands! i think that causes me more anxiety than anything.

but, we're seniors! june '08 here i come!

MA2006

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 1 years experience.

Scared aint the word. Go class of 2008!!! WOOHOO! Can't wait.

Italia13 RN

Specializes in ER.

YAY we are SENIORS!!!!!!!! I graduate May 29th and cant be more excited and stressed at the same time!! this is what i have waited for my entire life, I know it is going to be stressful and tough but we will get through this! WE MADE IT through our 1st year of nursing school, WE WILL make it through our 2nd , WE WILL PASS OUR BOARDS, and WE WILL BECOME GREAT NURSES!!!! Just think this time next year we will be RN's!!!! Just thinking about it gives me the chills! Good Luck to everyone on their SENIOR YEAR!!!!:nurse:

Lisa CCU RN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Cardiac, ICU.

Wow, I graduate in December and I'm not sure how I feel. On one hand, I am so ready to be done and I'm excited about passing NCLEX and being anurse, but I also feel apprehensive.

We have preceptorship this semester and I want to be positive and tell myself I can do this and I'll be ok.

I sure hope that's true. :uhoh21::uhoh21:

Shenanigans, RN

Has 9 years experience.

I concern myself with the possibility of what if I subconciously try to sabbotage myself. I sit the registeration exam next July. And the year's almost over in NZL anyway - clinical for 7 weeks, then study, exams, christmas (summer) break, then the final dash starts next Feb.

I'm 26 and never been anything BUT a student... I wonder, what if I "accidently" screw myself over because I'm in the comfort zone of being a student.

Of course, my giant student loan is a huge motivator to get out and do it.

Eep.

Good luck to all on the final stretch!!

allthingsbright

Specializes in LDRP.

I grad in Dec and I am freaking out about a million things.

UGH.:uhoh3:

Good luck everyone-we can do it! :)

hellooooowwwwww fellow seniors! whew ~~ it has been a looong time coming, hasn't it!?!? i'm one of those that have been at it for ages...moving around, starting over again & again, etc.....

at the beginning of summer, i was a little anxious awaiting this fall for a particular reason...and god sure handled that one by placing the best of the best of the best instructors in the class that everyone tended to fail:) i'm grateful & even excited about the class now:) yayyyy!!!

i did have a syllabus for this class from a former classmate. so, i did work through the 1st 3 units of "enabling objectives." i also purchased saunders nclex review & did some things w/that....

don't get me wrong..i had a lot of down time & doing nothing times, lol......

though, i did take one class over the summer as well.

i wanted to say hi to "mom" that posted from pittsburgh -- i'm originally from further nw than you -- warren area (over by erie).

again -- congrats seniors & best of luck to you! think & stay positive:) those are keys:):)

take care

ME! I'm scared but counting down the day until May 17th, 2008.

locolorenzo22, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

Yep, however, we get to do much cooler things the 3rd semester....our off-site rotations are an infusion clinic (where we get to start IVs and observe entire regimen of an IV team), and the ER....very kewl....

Then we get to be a "manager" one day, and just have to help other coordinate their care, if they need help, or are just flustered, etc....the other 3 we are members with 2-4 pts.

Then we also only have to do 1 FULL careplan and 3 short ones with High priority dxs....

I'm not too worried, but pride goeth before a fall, right? WE WILL ALL DO THIS AND COME BACK TO POST AS PRACTICING RNS!!!

I concern myself with the possibility of what if I subconciously try to sabbotage myself. I sit the registeration exam next July. And the year's almost over in NZL anyway - clinical for 7 weeks, then study, exams, christmas (summer) break, then the final dash starts next Feb.

I'm 26 and never been anything BUT a student... I wonder, what if I "accidently" screw myself over because I'm in the comfort zone of being a student.

Of course, my giant student loan is a huge motivator to get out and do it.

Eep.

Good luck to all on the final stretch!!

Oh man, student loans, I hear ya. I just printed up my credit report the other day, $36k in debt with student loans. That's scary and a definite motivator! You will be a fine nurse. Nursing school is different from other school. You are getting hands on stuff too. And they don't just throw you to the wolves once you get a job. You'll be fine. Before you know it, we'll all be done! Woo Hoo!

I was given my syllabus and have to read 16 chapters in 7 days. My response is "BRING IT ON!!!" I got through first year and I will get through second.

Amen to that!! My thoughts exactly. I did do some work this summer - tried to do 10 questions in NCLEX book a day, etc. The hardest thing was to go out and get a part time job as a CNA. I didn't want to!!! (I already have a job!) I don't work in the healthcare field now, so I felt I had to do something, or I would feel so out of it when school started up again. Now I'm glad I did do it, cuz I feel pretty ready to dive into clinicals. *sigh* No beach for me this summer!:o

StudentNurseSteph, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Med/Surg, Tele.

I cannot believe we're seniors already...where did the time go? and wow am i scared to death lol.. as much as i know..i feel as though i still dont know half as much as i will need to.. goodluck to everyone this next year..we will all do wonderfully!!.. we'll really be freaking out be4 our NCLEX exam ;) ... i cannot wait until MAY 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE'RE FINALLY SENIORS!!! :balloons:

(((Next thing we know we'll be REAL nurses)))

love2beanurse

Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health. Has 8 years experience.

I too am graduating this year, May 10th of 08. I am really nervous, and really excited as well. I have spent this weekend studying for our first test, 22 chapter test to be exact, so I am hanging out on this site to try to take a break from so much cramming. I am nervous about the more responsibility they are giving us in our clinicals this semester, I know it will be ok, but still there is some major anxiety going on. I am counting down the days till graduation though. Good luck to all of you! Yay we are almost finished!

PennyNickelDime_RN

Specializes in Oncology, Emergency Department.

I too am in my 4th and final year!! I didn't think it would ever come..now that it is fast approaching (May 17, '08) I'm nervous but excited. I have my clinical in the E.D. this fall and am hoping that I can refine my skills. Seems like I have forgotten everything over the summer. Anyone else feel that way??

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