The reason documentation is important, is that it shows a student may experience severe levels of anxiety when under the pressures of his or her studies. Anxiety at an unhealthy level, is a true disorder. A nurse with a BSN and over 10 years experience, should be familiar with that. These documents can be submitted to any college or university disability service office, where proper accommodations can be made.
If nursing programs
, or universities and college institutions agreed with your way of thinking about anxiety,that those struggling with anxiety have no place caring for others, they would not provide disabilities services at every institution.
Additionally, it is law that no one be discriminated in that regard and is in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
People with disabling levels of anxiety are guided in counseling, directed to services for an evluation/diagnoses, and provide treatment and rehabilitation to gain control over, and eventually conquer anxiety. These are all things that are mentioned in several areas of nursing textbooks, including but not limited to abnormal psychology, and essentials of psychiatric nursing and mental health.
If we as nurses are advocates who help those with disabilities, you also have to think that at some point you will be caring for other nurses. We are humans too, with similar struggles as the patients we care for.
You are basically telling me to give up due to a common struggle. What kind of nurse tells someone to give up because they are not good enough? We help our patients learn to adjust to their new condition, so it's always about learning to adapt.
I hope this answered your question. And please, try to be more empathetic. Just because I am a nursing student, does not mean you should turn off your therapeutic communication.