My nursing program is starting soon (pre-req's all done!) ... I'm getting freaked.
I've been an aide FOREVER and I'm really nervous about making the next step... becoming a nurse.
So many people tell me I'll make an excellent nurse. I have been one awesome aide and extremely proud of my reputation and my abilities as an aide. I have been repeatedly told I am a "role model" and I take my job very seriously... always have.
I'm very calm under pressure and always try to be as professional as possible.
I am very efficient, am good at prioritizing and know when to ask questions.
I get very excited learning new things.
HOWEVER, that is in the capacity as an aide.
It is not the same as a nurse. I have never thought, "I'm such a good aide, I could easily be a nurse!"
In fact, I have always been intimidated and awed by the amount of responsibility nurses have.
But now, I'm stepping up to the plate.
I plan on keeping my mouth shut and going with the flow, even if I am re-learning (at least in the very beginning) things I already know.
I guess, I just need some encouragement! I have been an aide sooo long!
Will my great long stint as an aide really be that helpful... or could it possibly hinder me?
I know being a nurse is damn hard work, but I'm going for it.
Any advice or encouragement would be nice to hear!