Scared to DEATH!!! - page 2

Hi. I'm 21 years old and I am about to start the ADN program at a nearby college and am scared to death! I'm so nervous about clinicals (I have an intense fear of messing something up and, like,... Read More

  1. by   BMS4
    Driven through Austin, seemed like a nice town. I lived on South Padre Island for three years and loved it. San Antonio is also a killer town. I lived there for six months.
  2. by   MidwifeWannaB
    Oooh, I love San Antonio. The Riverwalk is SSSSOOOOOO romantic. Will probably end up going there for my eventual honeymoon---we're too poor to go anywhere out of state. It's like going out of state, though, cuz we're about 8 hours from it. Hmmm....the only downside to living in the Lone Star State--everything's so dam* far from everything else!
  3. by   Almost
    Dear NurseChic81: I to am enrolled in a program in West Texas, Levelland to be exact. You will find that nursing school will challenge you no matter how smart you may be. You will need to juggle family, friends, projects, studying, group work and learn to prioritize! You can do it. I am an OLD woman and I am almost ready to graduate (God willing and the creek don't rise) Have faith in yourself take it one day at a time and don't forget who got you where you are. Good Luck! God Bless
  4. by   BioRN
    I was married 14 years ago, yesterday in San Antonio. I like Austin better than San Antonio but I was considered a yankee by the Texans and I never fit in. I went back to the Midwest and I am much happier here.
    I also am scared to death about the ADN program. I start clinicals in January and I just quit my job. I am 37 with two kids and if I flunk out I really don't know where I will be able to work again. My quitting has caused a great deal of hard feelings between me and my boss. I know that I will not be able to work in this field again because it is very specialized and nationwide everybody knows everyone else and a negative reference would eliminate me from the potential employee list. I do, however, have a lot going for me. I already have a B.S. in Biology. I study and remember things well. I also have had to perform very risky and precise tasks in front of bosses and others whom I need to impress. I have also learned that trying to be perfect can cause so much stress that I make mistakes due to stress not stupidity. I am trying to learn to relax a bit and breathe when I am stressed. I am also beginning a new diet and exercise program to help eliminate stress and illness. A new me for my new role as nursing student. At 21, with determination, you can be anything you want to be as long as you work hard.
    Good luck.

    Bio Rn (to be I hope)