Ok, don't laugh...I have no problems talking to patients or doing/understanding the clinical skills in a real clinical setting; however, whenever I go into Sim lab or do a skills check off with the mannequins I feel like I can't breath and I can't think or remember anything. I've tried going in to the lab to practice and desensitize myself. Sometimes, I just go in and sit with them. I'm not very good at talking to them, and I have a difficult time pretending they are real. They're creepy. Does anyone else have a problem with this? I know this ultimately will not be a problem after nursing school, but I need to be able to work with the mannequins in order to pass the program. Does anyone else have a problem with this or a suggestion?