Scripture Regarding Nursing School Anxiety
I am so nervous about starting nursing school again. With it being an entirely new ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at a whole new school, I have many questions unanswered. How far away do I have to park? What are the instructors like? What are their teaching styles like? What color uniforms will we have? What books do I need? etc. I know some of these will be answered in orientation, but that’s not for another month. In the meantime I’m just left to twiddle my thumbs in nervous anticipation.
I’m also scared a little bit. Scared of the unknown and more scared that I’ll fail again. I know I didn’t truly “make an F” last go around, but I did make a D… by a percentage of a point. 2 questions on the final would’ve been enough for me to continue in the program. Oh, how much I beat myself up over those that I missed!
This particular verse is one that I have looked to in this time of anxiety and fear:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD you God will be with you wherever you go.”
~Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
It is so GREAT to know that God is by my side through everything I go through. I pray a lot about Him guiding me successfully through nursing school, and it gives me a great sense of relief to know He is there. And even more than that, He knows my worries and my thoughts before I even think them. How amazing and profound this is!
Another verse I have is:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
This one is good for studying for tests. Learning to prepare the best I can and after that, give it all to God!
One last verse is :
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
I know through all things God has me right where He wants me at this point in my life, doing exactly what He wants me to do. If at anytime my decisions don’t match up with His plans, He’ll make an adjustment no doubt! I SOOOOO hope becoming a nurse is part of His plans for me! I know that He wants only good things for my life, and He has it figured out so that I have purpose and meaning in the days that I live and lead.