Rainagray, Thanks for the prep talk, it was just what I needed.
It was great to hear how you cope, and it has given me something to fall back on! A quater of my course has quit after the first semester of the frist year, I have had a LOL break my finger, and on the same shift, a RGN told me I was stupid for ever considering nurses, her exact words where :
"why climb on a sinking ship when everyone else is leaving?"
Great words of encouragement huh? But I have had a lot of helpfull conversations with Nurses who do care and want to help students suceed. After all I've made it this far, and they'll have to throw me off the course kicking and screaming!!
And also (sorry to rant) most of the bitter, student bashing nurses are the kind where you wonder how on earth they qualified at all, certainly not the kind you would want help from if you were ill!