Howdy!! I'm a newbie to this forum as well as nursing school (I start my LPN work in the fall). Hopefully, then I'll get my ADN... eventually my BSN... and finally finish up as a NP, but I like to take the baby steps. There's a great feeling of accomplishment that way. Anyway, I'm REALLY excited about what the next year has for me, and the super amazing possibilities it opens up for my future. But, I'm just curious... is it common to feel terrified beyond belief? I'm just so afraid that I'll somehow let my patients/co-workers/self down.
Here's the million dollar question: What made you decide to become a nurse? Was it one of those life callings? Something you'd always wanted to do and finally were able to fulfill? Was it just something to help pay the bills?
I want to help people, but I just wonder sometimes if I'm cut out for it.
This is a great community... I look forward to learning tons from you guys!
Jul 16, '04
Hiya! Welcome aboard. I'm a 2nd year nursing student and yes, it is totally normal to feel scared. You'll find posts on here addressing that very issue. For me it was something I always wanted to do...not for the $$...and finally got the guts to do it as a non-traditional age student. I'm proud of myself for all that I've accomplished so far. good luck.
Jul 16, '04
Hi! Welcome to the boards. There are threads around somewhere that have some of your answers you are looking for...you'd have to do a search though.