I heard from a teacher that most of the people in my nursing school are on some sort of anti-anxiety medication.
so I went to my doctor to ask her what she thought, because I have such anxiety around my teacher because she's evil.
She also stated that she has treated nursing school students with small doses of xanax and that it is not addictive because your only taking it when dealing with these stressful instructors and no other time.
I admit I was a bit unsure of it, but when u consider that she's threatening to flunk me. I figured what could it help.
Maybe mentally it calmed me down thinking that the medication was working?!? but honestly, I did really well in clinicals this week, because what ever it is that she said to me.. did not send me into a panic. I was calm passing meds, and she said "good improvement I hope it's not to late because I do not like failing students."
It did not hit me how mean she was.. I was just calm and said I will do the best I can next week to prove to you that I belong here. She nodded..
I am glad that things went better for you, I am sorry that you let this lady get to you, please try to remember that she was a nursing student once and perhaps this is how she was trained and perceived to be the best way to train new nurse. I am not excusing her attitude and threats are certainly no way to treat, but whatever it is you gotta get past her to get your license so you have to play by her rules. My son once had a tutor who had a baby in the room, when he got the wrong answer the tutor would baby talk to his son, "See, Yitzchok, this boy is too stupid to know the right answer". Boy was I furious, but since I have no control over this tutors mouth, I could only find a better tutor and use the incident as a lesson to my son how you dont treat others. So please take this incident to learn that when you become a nurse (and you will) treat others nicely and be understanding that you too were new once. Good luck
you know what I just realized? I was reading your post open-mouthed at how nursing school has driven you to a point of temporary insanity. I then thought to myself, oh man, I also began taking medication for emotional issues while in nursing school and have not needed them since. I felt like my depressive and anxious moments were increased around the time before getting my period (go figure, jk) so I searched online, and diagnosed myself with PMDD (which is pretty much PMS that prevents you from functioning as you normally would) and went to my GYN who prescribed YAZ.
Very unfortunate, that this has become a common thing for nursing students to need to turn to medication to help regulate the intense amount of stress that comes along with the nursing programs.
FWIW, a small but recognizable number of medicine residents in different specialties start taking anti-depressants during those years. I don't know actual stats; but my wife was aware of it during residency and I recall talking about it.
Interesting, nursing school never took me to the edge, I had the normal anxieties but as a young 18 year old, with no other responsibilities, I just accepted the idiot nursing school instructors instruction and then learned AFTER school how to be a nurse! Now making Pesach the first time- that almost took me to the edge! I probably should have taken something then... My dtr, an excellent driver had such anxiety at her driving test that when the car malfunctioned (something to do with the gears) she blew a gasket at the driving tester assuming he had done something and made the car stop. She yelled at the poor guy during the test ( need I say this is not a smart thing to do) , people were talking about it for weeks. Since the gears had malfunctioned, she was granted another test.