How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last? - page 4
Hey all! I know there is a section on this forum about disabilities but I don't think this relates to clinical anxiety/depression. As a new nurse (2 months without preceptor) I basically have,... Read More
Feb 16, '13 by j_tay1981Quote from babysteps25I've been working for about five months, and my manager says it will take about six to feel better. My coworkers think that is bunk and claim a year or so. Everybody seems to have different time frames, but all I know is that I feel pretty miserable.You are not alone in anxiety. I am almost at my 1 year mark, been working for 11 months. I stopped having meltdowns after 3 months but I still have A LOT of anxiety all the time. I keep being told things are supposed to snap into place after a year and it worries me that I am so close and still so anxious and unsure of myself all the time.
But I guess I'm the one who wanted to be a nurse, right?