Im scared.............

  1. Hello!

    Today I sat down and thought about how glad I am to be pursuing my dream,
    but with all the happy ones came a few negative thoughts.

    I've picked up a few RN-NCLEX review books and looking into them I can't help but think "how in the world am I going to do this?" I don't even understand HALF the things in the book.

    Will my determination alone be enough? Will I be able to do this?

    I know the nursing program is difficult and Im determined to go through with it and push myself to excel and finally be able to do what I've always dreamed to be.

    But im scared I wont be able to do it, im afraid and im starting to doubt myself.

    Did any of you ever feel this way? How did you get through it?
    Do you have any advice for me?

    I needed to vent this out
    Im starting my pre-reqs this fall at Brookhaven.
    My family is somewhat supportive but they dont understand what im feeling. Half of them think school is something that you just show up to, read a book, pass and ta-da! Your dreams have come true . Its not like that you have to pour your heart and soul into your studies.
    The other half just bring me down....

    Someone pick me up....

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    Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 22; Likes: 5
    Full time student & mom; from US


  3. by   an2on
    Hey, if you havnt even started your prereqs then why in the world are you looking at an Nclex book!?! Trust me, you learn all the things necessary to take the Nclex. Just like when I first open my anatomy book I was like how in the world was I going to learn all of this stuff. but once you get into the program you will know everything that you see in the Nclex book. (Not literally everything) but you leearn sooo much in nursing school
  4. by   amara827
    I was told by a nurse at Baylor that it would be a good thing to do. To be honest with me it was a bit discomforting. But I know this is what to do, im just worried and all the "what if's" that are both poping up on their own and being placed in my head aren't helping to soothe my worries
  5. by   Smith.C74
    Don't put the cart before the horse. I start my practical nursing program this fall and haven't even looked at anything like that. Give your self time. Take things one step at a time. Focus on doing well with your prerequisites. Once they're out of the way and you're in nursing school, it will come. Relax, take a deep breath, and work on one step of your goal at a time.
  6. by   Nurse Connie
    I agree with the others, don't start looking at NCLEX books until you are actually in the program. It will make more sense to you when you are actually learning about it.
  7. by   racquetmom
    I know exactly how you in the world am I going to learn all this information. I start the program in the Fall. Something I continue to remind myself and my girls often is if you already know the material then you wouldn't need to be taking the class or doing the homework. In other words, if the NCLEX books were so easy for you right would pass the NCLEX and be a .
  8. by   JackieBRCC
    I am starting clinicals next month. I am done with all the other classes I need for my degree, and I haven't begun to look at NCLEX books yet. For a lot of the classes I've taken, I looked at the book before the class and wondered how I would be able to do it. But that is why there are lesson plans and a method to how the chapters are covered. Don't worry, you're going to learn so much, you'll amaze yourself!
  9. by   Aberdeen
    I think everyone has doubts and feelings of negativity at some point whether they will admit to it or not. I know there have a been a times I have felt overwhelmed and began to wonder if I had made the right choice in leaving my old career and pursuing nursing. One thing that helps me stay focused and positive is I make lists. I have a master list, if you will, that has all the classes I need and goals that I am looking to accomplish. As I complete a class or accomplish a goal I cross it off my list. This way I have something tangible that I can look at to reassure myself that I am making progress. I also make lists for each class I take so I can get a little boost in the short term since the master list covers the next few years. Stay focused and work hard and you will do fine.
  10. by   Anoetos
    I looked at an NCLEX prep book's like it was written in a foreign language. Yeah I agree with everyone else: one step at a time, when you're done you know what you need to know.
  11. by   iPink
    OMG, are your kidding me?! I wouldn't dare pick up a NCLEX book yet as a Pre-nursing student because it'll look like a foreign language to me. I have yet to take any nursing classes to even know how to decipher what everything means.

    Right now, concentrate on doing well in your classes and entering in a NS program.
  12. by   RossayRN
    We all go through this and this continues throughout nursing school. I can't tell you how many times I felt like I couldn't do this, or wondered if I'd make it to the end. But you keep pushing on telling yourself " I will be successful" and one day you wake up graduated, licensed, and waiting for the interview that will be starting your career. It's a ride, and its worth it! enjoy!
  13. by   Snozbery26
    I know what you are going through! But don't get too ahead of yourself, it just makes everything you are scared of even worse. Believe me! I am beginning NS next week, and working full time, and raising a family. After I registered for classes on Tuesday I had a full on panic attack, crying fit, you name it.. it wasn't pretty! But I'm letting myself have just one of those-- now it is eyes on the prize. Yes, it is going to be hard. Yes, it is going to be intense. And at times we will question why the hell we got into this anyway, but I think all college students go through that regardless of what they are studying. Just take it one day, one class, and one assignment at a time, and before you know it you will be done and have done well because you didn't let your anxiety run away with your better judgement. Best of luck to you, you are not alone!
  14. by   OB-nurse2013
    You know I always buy my books for a class early and I always try to read a little bit to get a head start. I also look at the chapters ahead when the class has started and you know what it always freaks me out lol. I always think wow this looks so hard ill never be able to understand this but as you actually start to do the stuff its really not that bad. I guess my point is hang in there it will be fine and it will be stressful but you will get through it and be fine. I feel i can say that because you obviously already take it serious since you are planning ahead and looking at nclex stuff so im sure your off to a good start