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Halfway through semester 2....

So today was the halfway mark in clinicals, three down, three to go and we've only got like 7 more weeks until semester 2 is over, but I have to make a confession.  I still don't feel like I know a darn thing!  I just don't feel like I'm studying enough & learning enough.  I mean seriously, I just don't see myself being able to see a patient any time soon, hell when it came to assessing my patient I had to go to last semester's book & look up some things to assess (& I wasn't the only one)......Am I ever going to feel like I actually know something?


Please tell me there are other nurses out there who felt like this at first, but now they are seasoned nurses who know EVERYTHING!!  Ok, I know you don't know everything, but at least you know stuff, right?  Nerves are kicking in!!  Maybe I should study a bit more you say?  I agree!!  Thanks for the advice...

Blessings,

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  1. I feel the EXACT same! It's like I'm studying all the time and yet half the time I'm just clueless! Who am I kidding, more like 99.999% of the time lol. I've asked my friends that are nurses and they said they didn't feel comfortable until they'd been working for a year post-graduation! We'll get there some day :) Just keep chugging along! I'm sure your'e learning more than you think.

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    1. Haha, well I knew I wasn't the only one in this boat. I mean even in my class I think we all feel like this, but it's scary, especially knowing that next semester is our med surge/OB rotation & I guess they're going to expect us to know some things....seriously??

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    2. It is scary! lol. I think "scary" sums it up PERFECTLY. :o We're not quite there yet, I think you're ahead of me- but good luck!! :) You'll be great!

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  2. I am about to graduate and have been an LPN for a few years and I still feel like I don't know anything some days.

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    1. Yeah but you feel like you don't know "some" things, I feel like I don't know "NO"thing!! ;)

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  3. I still feel like this, most days. Especially since I joined this new practice. Very humbling, indeed. You'll be fine. It's the overconfident nurses that I worry about...

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  4. here i am, in my senior year and i'm slowly starting to understand things a little more than freshman year. and seriously, even when you think you don't know enough - you know more than you think you know!! (if that makes any sense). i'm sure that confidence will come with time and experience. i'm still scared too!!

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    1. Thanks Misty. That's what I keep telling myself "I know more than I think, I know more than I think" lol.

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