Is it normal to be going into my 3rd semester of nursing school (out of 4 semesters) and still feel like I have no idea what I'm doing? At work as a CNA in the hospital, sometimes I'll look at a patient's labs and be able to connect it with their diagnosis and stuff like that... but other times I'll struggle to remember the affects of too much calcium, I can't remember anything about some of the meds we learned in 1st semester, etc. I'm passing with an A, but I feel like my brain is blank and I'm not a nursing student at all-- I'm an imposter. 😂
I know that a lot of nurses I've spoken with said they started their first nursing job just as clueless as me, but it makes me nervous to think about starting a nursing job and having no freakin idea what I'm doing. Does anyone else feel this way? It doesn't help that clinicals have been 90% online since Covid hit, and all I've done is pass oral meds twice and take vitals. No IV practice, no foleys, no IV meds, no injections.