What are your worst fears?

  1. in and out of school? In school, i'm so afraid of Microbiology. I don't know how i'll get through it. After school, i am scared of giving people IV's. they DO show you how to do that in class right? I'd HATE to mess up on someone.
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  3. by   BoonersmomRN
    I get freaked out by everything LOL. Last semester I was dreading Statistics because I *loathe* Math. Well whaddya know I cruised through it and got an A. In fact I was BORED in class ha ha. I dreaded each and every one of my Molecular Bio exams...to the point where I'd get physically ill the weekend before each exam ( exams were on Tues). Now I am dreading A+P I.

    Honestly I think it's more the pressure I put on my own shoulders than the actual classes and stuff. I have a bit of a "perfectionist" attitude and i NEED to get over it.

    As for actually working - I dread working in a hospital ha ha ha. I actually really don't want to but I know I will start out there.
  4. by   Abersmom
    I fear , at this point, getting a job! I have my CNA, and everyone's hiring *experience only* a lot of my neighboring hospitals are hiring only experienced LPN & RN's as well. Sucha catch-22...everyone needs CNA, LPN'S & RN's, but noone wants to train them!

    I'm also nervous for the actual RN program. Just thinking back to our skills exams in CNA program, they were MAJOR ! I mean, one tiny mistake & you'd fail. They follow you around w/a clip board, and mark down everything from properly putting on protective wear to technique. SCARY!
  5. by   Doug85
    I'm scared to death of A&P II. Please, please tell me it's not as bad as it looks. We have a test on bone formation, the axial and appendicular skeleton, and articulations on Feb. 9. I have been studying my tail off.


    Other than that, I'm not really afraid of much. Dying? Not really, because I have faith that I would end up in a better place. What other fears do people here have?
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    The fear of making a mistake that would hurt, injure or kill someone. The rest is mush to me.
  7. by   NurseBunky
    I'm currently in my second semester of a two year ADN program and am afraid that I will fail. The program I'm in is the best ADN program in Georgia and if you fail a class you can't come back. We took our first pharm exam Wed and I don't think I did very well. If I fail nursing school I'll be working in the airline business (which I absolutly loathe) for the rest of my life.


    Yes they show you how to start an IV and the clinical instructor will be right there next to you when you do if for the first time on a patient.
  8. by   PhoenixGirl
    I'm deathly afraid of any and all midterm and final exams. :chuckle Seriously, I end up studying like crazy, doing fairly well, and feeling GREAT after they are over! But before them I really freak out.

    Nursing program starts this year for me. So basically I have a lot of fears. Will the other students be nice? WIll my instructors be jerks? Will my kids get sick a lot causing my husband to take sick days from work? In all of 2 years he has never taken a sick day! He can work from home, so I think he will do that if he has to stay home with the kids...but then that will lead him to being stressed out and then no one will be happy.
  9. by   Boston-RN
    I'm afraid of how I'm going to pay my bills when I'm in school. I'll be working part time waitressing (because it pays more than CNA) and going to classes and am afraid I'm not going to be able to make ends meet and I'm also afraid work will interfere with studying.

    I'm sure when I actually get into school my fears will change to something else but that's the biggie for now.
  10. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm so afraid of failing a class, or not understanding something, that I left the nursing program after finishing the first semester, so I could finish my co-requisites - science and ethics classes. I'll start again next January.

    I'm also deathly afraid of making a math error while giving meds. We started passing meds last semester, and I would double- and triple-check my math, then have someone else check it. I'm sure it will get better, but I don't ever, EVER want to get complacent with it. I know even the best nurses make mistakes, and I'm sure I will eventually, but I'm just dreading that day.
  11. by   NurseDreams
    My worst fear is not being able to hold my cookies with foul odors. I can handle blood, guts and all the gore but strong foul odors really get to me. I heard vicks vapor rub works well. I hope it works very well LOL. My other fears are ones already mentioned like hurting or killing someone.
  12. by   AmyLiz
    Honestly, I'm really not *afraid* of anything.

    Now, that's not to say that there isn't anything that I'm not looking forward too. I'm not looking forward to pharmacology, but I know I'll make it through. I survived micro, A&P, and chem...I'm sure I'll survive this one too.

    I'm not looking forward to having to "clean up" a patient who's soiled or puked on themselves (or, *gasp*, on me).

    But other than that, I'm eager to learn as much as I can & become the best nurse I can be.
  13. by   reipie
    I have ALOT of fears. These are in no particular order...

    failing classes
    not getting in RN program
    hurting or killing someone...God forbid!
    medical mistakes
    working with doctors that are mean , rude, etc
    training with veteran RN's who are mean, etc (this is not always the case of course but my friend who is an RN said she was harrassed by the "elders" when she did her rotations, etc)
    forgetting what I learned in school while out in the field
    geesh...I could go on and on.....
  14. by   SusanJean
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Honestly, I'm really not *afraid* of anything.

    Now, that's not to say that there isn't anything that I'm not looking forward too. I'm not looking forward to pharmacology, but I know I'll make it through. I survived micro, A&P, and chem...I'm sure I'll survive this one too.

    I'm not looking forward to having to "clean up" a patient who's soiled or puked on themselves (or, *gasp*, on me).

    But other than that, I'm eager to learn as much as I can & become the best nurse I can be.
    Ditto. And since starting BSN program, am happier than I have been in years .

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