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by 808honokowai 808honokowai (Member)

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I'm finishing up my prerequisits for the nursing program here in lovely Maui. My question is, is it normal to feel scared about becoming a nursing student? I feel scared that I won't learn as much as I should and one day when I get a job I won't know what I'm doing. Is this stupid or do other feel this way.

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NO, it's not stupid at all. I felt the exact same way when I started school. All you have to do is study hard, listen to your instructors, and ask as many questions as you need in order to feel comfortable. When you graduate, pass the NCLEX, then get a job, you will still have a lot of on the job training to do. Just follow the same steps that got you through nursing school, and you will do fine. The worst thing to do is assume that you know everything right away and refuse to ask for help.

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nyteshade has 15 years experience and works as a Many hats.

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Soak in as much as you can. The real training will start on workday #1.

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Thanks for the input:) I don't want other nurses with more experience to be upset with me for not knowing everything. I feel a lot better! Mahalo

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Sparrowhawk works as a um..nurse??.

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Naaaah why would they be upset at you for not knowing everything? You'll be okay. And yes it's very very normal.

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sweetie,the fact that you are asking this question already proves that what you feel is normal..:-)..you see,it's not only you who feels this way..and not only aspiring nurses like you have this doubts in mind..our best engineers have onced asked themselves if they will be capable enough to put up a building..our favorite doctors at first doubted to become one,because they were afraid to make the wrong diagnoses and prescribe the wrong drugs..our captains once doubted if they could steer their ships and planes to the right coordinates..don't worry darling,you are just as sane as anyone of us..ö

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cwhitebn works as a Staff Nurse.

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First of all, good luck with nursing school, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Feeling nervous is all normal about something new, don't worry about it. And I'll let you in on a little secret...no matter how much experience and knowledge you will have in nursing, you'll never know everything and will always ask for help or advice :)

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NamasteNurse has 8 years experience and works as a admin.

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I feel like this almost every day when faced with emergencies and new situations. I'm a charge nurse in LTC and everyone expects me to know what to do. You find that nursing school has prepared you just so much, it's experience that moves you along. You have to keep learning every day, ask questions, be open to what other nurses tell you. You are responsible for peoples lives and the decisions you make can help or hurt. Yes, it's scary, but be confident that you know what you know and do your best. When you're not sure, double check with a supervisor.

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Never be afraid to ask for help!!

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Scared is normal, and good. It's those fools who aren't scared that kill people. You'll do great. :yeah:

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Every day builds upon the previous day and no one knows it all from the beginning. Do not be afraid to start your first day.

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