Wow, I can't believe I start clinicals in August! I'm sooooo incredibly excited but at the same time, the more I think about it, the more nervous I get! I guess part of what makes me nervous is that I've always been the top of my pre-nursing class yet I know there are several people who will be in my nursing and clinical classes that are CNA's and who will know a lot more than I do already about what we'll be learning during that first semester. I KNOW they're going to be better than me at it and I'm nervous as heck about that! I almost feel like I'm gonna get left behind! I have NO idea how to change a patient, which you'd think I'd be comfortable with since I have 3 kids but I'm sure it's different with adult patients...no idea how to check a bp....I'm clueless
! I know they'll go over it and teach us how to do it...but I'm afraid I won't be able to do it. OK, now....having said all of that, I also know that it is just nerves and that I CAN do this......But is anyone else feeling the nerves yet? Please tell me I'm not alone!
Jun 16, '04
I feel the same way...in fact visited my sister who had a hysterectomy in the hospital today and just being in there made me feel nauseous from my nerves. I kept watching the nurses and thinking can I really do this? I hope these butterflies go away soon.:uhoh21: There are times when I just really feel inept.....*sigh* I guess everyone gets nervous before it starts because it is a big responsibility. Good Luck.
Last edit by Saved_by_Grace on Jun 16, '04