Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm Overwhelmed

I keep hearing all this talk from my instructors about what is expected of us in our final semester and it makes me think to myself "I can’t do this shit. I am never going to be able to do that."

I realize as we go on I should get more competent and confident but I feel like a complete moron and wonder if I am going to make it.

I just have to keep telling myself “Deep breaths. Remain calm. You can do this.”


  1. Really? Hey, give yourself a break! You will learn a little at a time and by graduation, you will be amazed at what you know! :)

    Honestly. If you really want to make yourself feel better, read over my blogposts of when I was a student nurse.

    It will make you feel better. ;)

  2. You stop that talking this instant! You can do this and will do this, if you start talking this way then I'll be down hill too.
    One day at a time and before you know it like CC said we'll be amazed at what we know. Chin up!

  3. The most amazing thing about nursing school is that moment when you begin spontaneously to Think Like a Nurse. That is what makes it all worthwhile; the instant when you walk into the patient's room and without even thinking you know he needs a bladder scan or a pain med. There will be many such moments in your future for certain. That is what nursing school has been trying to build in you, along with all sorts of stuff about the NCLEX and Care Plans. Hospital orientation and preceptorship builds on that until one day when you need it, it will be there.

  4. Why are they already talking about final semester when you're only one semester in? That'd make anyone feel like a complete moron who is being set up for failure!

    You've got this. Don't let the negative thoughts take over. You WILL succeed and go on to be a damn good nurse!