Can you advise this student nurse?
“I really can’t face going back to uni in a couple of weeks. It’s not the course or the workload, it’s the placements that are the problem.
“I just can’t stand the stress of being new and having to learn how each placement works and then as soon as I get comfortable having to move on and do it all again. Being at home for the past few weeks has made me remember how nice it is to not constantly be outside my comfort zone and to be surrounded by people who I just feel comfortable with.
“I’m naturally a shy person so when I’m on placement I really struggle even to ask if I can watch staff do something. It takes so much energy for me to overcome my anxieties and ask for learning opportunities and I’m dreading doing it again.
“I know I have to go back if I want to be a nurse but right now I’m so tempted to bury my head in the sand and just not do it.
“No-one close to me has any idea how sick I’m feeling about it so I’m hoping venting to strangers on SNT will help me figure this out!”
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