Hello...I will be starting my first semester of nursing school in August. While I'm THRILLED and ready to jump in with both feet, I'm scared to death! I think I'm scared of the "unknown" as it's different than other majors. Has anyone else dealt with this fear and how did you handle it?
May 12, '07
If you ever have an instructor that is just negative all the time and none of the students can do anything right (or even if you are the only one being pointed at by him/her) DON'T LET IT BOTHER YOU. Take the criticism & fix it rather than fall apart. I saw this with different people in our first semester. One girl got a ton of negativity from our instructor & wound up quitting....she would have made an EXCELLENT nurse.... I found out yesterday she changed programs and will be graduating from nursing school in December and in my opinion she's gonna be fantastic. When this happened to me that 1st semester with that instructor, I never let her see me cry. I'd go home, fall apart, and then figure out how to prove her wrong and excel in whatever she said I wasn't doing right. At the end of the semester she FINALLY said, "you did a really great job." No positive feedback the whole semester and then all the sudden....that was cool. Sorry so long, basically just wanted to say don't let anyone discourage you if this is really what you want to be doing because in the end, you'll be just fine. & Always remeber to have fun....it makes a world of difference.
Last edit by iHeartNICU on May 12, '07
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