I'm new here and went back to college in 2002. I started the nursing program this semster. I have three children and a husband of almost 8 years.I've went from being extremly overwhelmed to better back to overwellemed. I got better when i passed my first practical and dosage calc test on the first attemp. Then we got onto meds and shots. Now I'm scared. I really want this, there is nothing else I desire to do, but there is this nagging thought in the back of my head that I can't do this. I want to do it, but when I get nervous I tend to get flustered and make mistakes. It's not so much my nerves with the patient, it's my nerves with my clinical instructor hovering over my every move that makes me nervous. I have my second practical and 3rd exam next Thursday and it's all medication administration and pharm. Then spring break. Then the following week my first clinical in ortho. Is this normal what I'm feeling or am I not cut out for this? I feel like I'm the only one in my class that feels inadequete. They all look so calm, maybe they hide it better than I do. I had such a horrible day yesterday, I thought "this is just way to much stress for one person, i can't deal with this" Today I'm better. I understand this probobly won't be the last day I will feel like this. Does it ever get better? Any advice on how to cope better? I'm so glad I found this site.