Hello, This is my first time posting in one of these but I feel so lost and discouraged so I thought I would give it a try. So, I am a nursing student in my 3rd semester and I feel like I'm struggling in clinical and when performing simulations. Every time an instructor asks me a question it's like my mind goes blank and I don't know how to respond or what to say. I always end up responding with "I don't know.” I just always feel so uncomfortable. I do pretty well on my tests but I'm having trouble explaining the things I know to my instructor and sometimes patients. During simulations and clinical I struggle by not knowing what to do. I know I am supposed to do my assessments and take vitals but then when I'm in the room with somebody else, like another student or professor, it's like I'm frozen or I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. I had simulation the other day and me and another student are assigned to be primary and secondary nurse. I was assigned the primary nurse. We get in the room and I am reading the patients chart and looking at orders, while the other student does the assessment and vitals. After they finish I tell her the STAT orders and we start doing them. I get the meds but then I totally screw up on educating the patient about them. Then I kept forgetting to perform hand hygiene, which I know is very important. I was doing so bad that the other student had to take over. Afterwards I got scolded about not knowing the meds, lack of hand hygiene, and acting more like the secondary nurse than the primary one. It was our first day back after a Christmas break so I knew that I would be rusty, but now I'm starting to doubt if I'm able to do this. It's so sad because I love nursing but I feel like I'm hurting inside. I feel as though I can never do anything right and that I'm just in the way. Now every time I think about clinical or simulation I get so scared and I also feel like my professor thinks I'm stupid. Does anybody have any tips about being more efficient in patients room? I always feel like I'm in the way or don't know what to do next. In clinical it's better because I actually leave the patients room, but in simulation we only leave the room for meds. I don't know. I just don't feel confident anymore. I forgot to mention that I am very awkward, introverted, and shy. I also struggle with social anxiety. I thought I was getting better but I don't know anymore. Sorry this is so long but I had to let this out before I explode.