Last stretch!!!

  1. Hi everyone!!! Tomorrow is the 1st day of my Leadership clinicals and I am getting so nervous!! I graduate May 6 so only 6 more weeks to go!!! I just can't believe this is real, it's starting to sink in that this is my last clinical rotation PERIOD!!! My stomach is in knots, just thinking that I am going to be expected to take a full patient load all by myself, starting IV's, administering all kinds of meds, taking Dr.'s orders, everything...in just a couple of months!!! I am very excited, but the nervousness just peaks out from time to time...and this is one of those times!!
    Well good luck to all of you in my position, WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   dorisemoore1
    congrats and you will be fine
    good luck
  4. by   ER-RN-2B
    I was really nervous before my leadership clinicals, we only had four 8 hr. shifts. It turned out to not be so bad. My preceptor was right there with me the whole time and I wasn't as independent as I thought I would have to be. It gave me a chance to observe her skills and kind of put everything together, even though I wasn't doing the critical thinking completely for myself yet.

    Hopefully I will be able to do it when I start my new job, that's when I think I will get really nervous! There is still orientation though.

    Good Luck!
  5. by   xokelly2
    A lot of my friends from school are applying for jobs already, and I am too nervous about not passing my last med/surg acute course I have for the next four weeks, let alone the boards. I'm almost done and it still doesn't feel real. I keep waiting for someone to say.....ahh just kidding.......good luck
  6. by   moonbunnie
    Oh Im so jealous of all you guys getting ready to graduate. This is only the end of my second semester, and I am excited to finish it because it means Im that much close to graduation, but 3 more semesters seems like soooo long... I cant wait till Im in your position-just weeks from graduating well, congratulations, all you lucky may 05 grads...i hope my turn comes soon
  7. by   ItsyBitsySpider
    Quote from moonbunnie
    Oh Im so jealous of all you guys getting ready to graduate. This is only the end of my second semester, and I am excited to finish it because it means Im that much close to graduation, but 3 more semesters seems like soooo long... I cant wait till Im in your position-just weeks from graduating well, congratulations, all you lucky may 05 grads...i hope my turn comes soon

    Thanks moon, it goes by so fast I really haven't accepted it yet. Three semesters will blink by I promise.
  8. by   ER-RN-2B
    DEFINITELY, it will go by so fast it's unbelievable. I was thinking the other day about my first clinical day. I thought I was going to throw up for two weeks because I was so nervous. I had never even been inside a hospital before, and all we had to do was give baths and help people use the bathroom! Fortunately my pt. was very controlling and told me exactly how to help her, she saved me. Anyway, I just can't believe that was 2 years ago, and I can't believe how much I have learned in that time. I think my brian is full now. :uhoh21:
  9. by   Tweety
    Good luck and congrats on your impending graduation!

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