Can you advise this student nurse?
“I couldn’t believe it when I was offered a place at my first choice university to study nursing this September. But all of a sudden I’ve been hit by a massive fear that I’m doing the wrong thing.
“I’ve never lived in a city and have no idea what to expect from living in halls, but my biggest fear is the course itself.
“What if my placements expect me to already know what I’m doing? I’ve heard student nurses have to work non-stop to keep up with the workload and I’m worried I’m not clever enough – I’m used to getting Cs (Bs if I’m lucky). I have subscribed to Nursing Times which has been really helpful but I feel like the more I read and think about it, the more anxious I get.
“I’m on the verge of cancelling my place, I know I’ll regret it but I just don’t think I can do it.”
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