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I don't feel like I have what it takes to be a nurse?

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I graduate from my lpn program in January and I'm not excited at all. I feel so incompetent. When I'm at clinicals I get so nervous I mess up on tasks and my I come off as not confident. I don't trust myself and sometimes I get frozen. My clinical instructor now makes me feel useless everyday. He point out all my wrongs, makes me freeze up and nothing is ever good enough and he threatens us he'll fail us off of everything. I don't ever remember ant to harm someone and not having critical thinking skills and my anxiety get the best of me. Plus in top of that he threatened us he'll fail us over a care plan. And I was so stressed and rushed I wrote a nsg dx that didn't make sense.

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

I graduate from my lpn program in January and I'm not excited at all. I feel so incompetent. When I'm at clinicals I get so nervous I mess up on tasks and my I come off as not confident. I don't trust myself and sometimes I get frozen. My clinical instructor now makes me feel useless everyday. He point out all my wrongs, makes me freeze up and nothing is ever good enough and he threatens us he'll fail us off of everything. I don't ever remember ant to harm someone and not having critical thinking skills and my anxiety get the best of me. Plus in top of that he threatened us he'll fail us over a care plan. And I was so stressed and rushed I wrote a nsg dx that didn't make sense.

Your clinical instructor is supposed to point out your wrongs. The goals is for you to pass NCLEX and be a competent nurse, not to feel warm and fuzzy while you sing kumbaya around the campfire.

As a nurse, you will feel stressed and rushed often. Learn to work well under pressure now ...and to accept responsibility for your work instead of blaming others.

kaylee.

Specializes in Stepdown . Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

I think some instructors that are like this are on a power trip. If they truly stop and reflected on the fact that their perspective they take with anxious students just makes them more anxious and less competent. This guy doesnt seem to have a genuine desire to see you thrive, he is self focused and gets little dopamine hits from asserting his dominance. Like threatening failure multiple times...what a d"ck!

Because its not that he is pointing out wrongs, but his approach is a scare tactic.

Once you overcome his anxiety trance, then you will start doing better, and he cant touch you...

Hang in there, know that the anxiety is there and that its hindering your brain from thinking well. Dont let him get to you. It happened to me with one teacher in nsg school..