Hi AN. I am a new grad almost at my one year mark and am worried. Everyone says that after a year something just clicks and suddenly you just get it. This famed moment has not happened for me yet and its starting to make me nervous... There are still so many times a everyday where I am not sure what to do and second guess my own opinions. I am anxious all the time. Nothing has gone horribly wrong, but nothing has been good either. Nothing has happened that I can really consider a success, I just get through each day doing the bare minimum of whats required of me and even struggling just to do that.
Its just not happening for me like it apparently has for everyone else.
Anyone else at all have this problem and what did you change to get past it?
Oct 29, '12
Hey, I'm 20yrs in and still waiting for that feeling!!
Ok,ok, just kidding. If you are getting the job done, haven't killed anyone and can go home without feeling the need to high pitch ruminate you are there.
Seriously it shows growth to recognize there is always more to learn. Begin worrying if you "know it all "
Your pts are the best at judging and giving feed back. If they are happy then it's likely that you are already good.
When new nurses or students come in offer to help them .You will be shocked and amazed to discover you know so much more than you thought you did.
Nursing is like an onion,it's got a lot of layers (and as you birth each new one, it can come with tears.
Last edit by echoRNC711 on Oct 29, '12
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