You guys are not the only ones feeling this way :imbar
Eventhough I've been in nursing since 1996 and have worked in critical care for several years, I am getting goose bumps just thinking about the FIRST day of orientation. I am anxious to meet all of my fellow SRNAs. I sometimes think that, "Gosh, what if I'm the "green apple" in the class - as far as my ICU/ER experience, etc." ALL THE WHAT-IFS....
But, I kept thinking back to what the Director told me during my interview. She told me that, once everyone enters the classroom on the 1st day, each and everyone in there are EQUAL. Our ICU experiences may certainly be diverse and one may have more experience in one area than the other person, but as far as she's concerned...everyone is starting off from the same plate.
It also all depends on how everyone gets along. One of the things that can disrupt the "harmony" of a class, is that one person that will pretend to "know it all"...the COCKY one that will look very confident during lectures, clinicals, etc.
I hope and I keep praying every night that the class I will be going to spend the rest of my 2 years with, will be pleasant and that each of us will enjoy each other's company. And, most importantly...that everyone in the group would be able to work well and cooperate well with each other.
The fact that, I don't have any children (well, 2 large dogs and 2 cats - they are my kids...hehehe) and other heavy financial obligations (I'll be living off the money I get from the sale of my home here in CA) - the other stresses I have right now is packing, moving (hoping that the moving company I hired will not hold my belongings for ransom...hehehe), looking for a house in a GOOD neighborhood, and selling my home and leaving my friends and family for 2+ years. I can only imagine what other SRNAs with a family and other obligations are going through.
The only thing that I can say is...try not to think about what can go wrong, but, keep thinking about what it will mean for us and for our families when we're done with CRNA school :hatparty: