ASK A STUDENT NURSE
'Does anyone else find the stress of the course is affecting their life?'
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m having problems dealing with stress. I knew that the course would be stressful but more and more often I come home and just can’t stop thinking about patients. I always worry that there’s something I’ve forgotten to do or forgotten to hand over. Sometimes I get too anxious to eat and wake up really early worrying. I’ve rung the night staff a few times because I’m convinced that a patient I’ve been looking after has died.
“If I’m this stressed as a student, am I going to be able to cope as a qualilfied nurse?
“Does anyone else feel this way? How can I stop feeling like this?”
Do you have any advice for Claire?
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