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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...



  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.

    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??

    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!

  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.

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

  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...

  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!!

    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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