Hey there kiddo, hi, this is Kitt........
There is a book named How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School; Author: Dunham, Kelli S. You may find this a fun read.
I went to Nurse's training at the age of 34 with 4 children at home and I made it. I put up my Christmas tree in July and bought lots of frozen pizza's. My chldren helped me study and I made it throught LPN school, however I had to go on as I wanted to be an ICU nurse so back to school I went. Never took that tree down. lol. I was stressed to the max and actually had a minor mini melt down. My husband had major surgery that year and I got my only B + so ended with a 3.89 GPA. I was of course going for the 4.0
So I know you can do this. I believed in me and I knew I was smart enough but strength is what I really needed to pull from deep within. I shed tears and ranted and prayed and studied hard.
Many of my classmates went through the same anxiety as I did only for different reasons. One student became pregnant, another's husband had died right before school started. You see sweeetie, you are truly not alone and I would bet every nursing student in your class has stress, they may not admit to it but they do.
What helped me most was my sense of humor and of course my wonderful hubby. I could cry and in the end laugh at myself for being so hard on me. I did not have to be perfect.
Please know you are doing a wonderful job and that you will make it through your school. You will go on to be a wonderful nurse. Many hugs to you and lots of Support from you family here at Healing Well.
Believing in yourself comes from knowing what you are really capable of doing. When it's your turn to step up to the plate, realize that you won't hit a home run every time but your still in the game. You go girl. Hugs to you.
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