Quote from wdwpixie
Interesting thread....I've been hating checkoffs as I hate that "I'm in the spotlight" feeling. I work with others wonderfully; got great communication marks in my last career, could run a meeting with the best of them; but there's just something about KNOWING someone's watching me try to pass a skill that has made me a basket case for the last 3 checkouts. I am dreading future ones. I, too, get flushed, sweaty, and during BP checkouts, my pressure was up to 150something/96!! Do ya' think I was stressing?!?!?
Good luck all!
YES!! I too can't stand that someone is watching me and I am being "judged". I get so nervous and actually DO make really stupid mistakes....like put the BP cuff on wrong. I seriously will stand there and fiddle with it and not even remember how to do it!!! Then I feel like suck a freakazoid that my BP, pulse, and respirs shoot up and I feel like I am going to faint.
I feel like the nurses are looking at me like, "WOW this girl thinks she is going to be a nurse??" It just gets worse as I proceed in the blocks because it has become less and less acceptable to "not know". You can't really claim that in your third semester!!
I have noticed a bit of an improvement since I started on Zoloft too. I only take 50mg right now, which may not be enough, but I am a little bit more like I just don't care. I mean, I care, but now I am kinda like, "whatever!!"..we all make mistakes! I was doubting whether the med was really working at all but maybe it is just a bit. Either that or I am too sedated to care! (this med makes ya soooooo slllleeeeeeppppyyyyy, which is why I almost went off of it and still think about doing that..) I was less nervous in my first week of clinicals this week, so.....
Consider going on medication. The constant stress of nursing school takes its toll and your problem is not likely to get better on its own...atleast under this pressure. It's hard to do behavior modification when you are repeatedly stressed in the same way every week! I feel for ya!:icon_hug:
Funny how the above poster mentions her Dad. I know our families just don't understand. You tell them about your experiences and they tell you "well, don't think about it too much, everyone is learning". I almost get mad and wish they could experience the stress of nursing school for just one day and see how it feels. YEAH PEOPLE ARE
WATCHING YOU NOW!!!