Overwhelmed New RN - page 2

by bconlee

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I just want to start by saying that I know how lucky I am to have found a job right out of school and a day shift job to top it all off. But I've started my 1st nursing job on a very busy med surg floor, with high staff to... Read More


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    I feel the same way. At times I still feel like a nursing student. However, co-workers can make a difference. They know I'm a newly licensed nurse and they try to help as much as they can. I work in ltc/rehab. Keep communication lines open with your unit manger. My co-worker suggested I take B complex vitamins to help relieve stress.
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    I just want to start by saying that I know how lucky I am to have found a job right out of school and a day shift job to top it all off. But I've started my 1st nursing job on a very busy med surg floor, with high staff to patient ratios (6:1) and sometimes we have no CNA's or very little help on the floor. I knew med surg wasn't what I wanted to do with my nursing career but I feel like there is nothing else out there. All through school I wanted to do L&D and now I've been 2nd guessing nursing all together, I feel overwhelmed all the time and very unhappy. It takes alot out of me to just go to work. I need some advice on where and what to do next.
    How long have you been a nurse? Can you put in for a transfer? Sometimes you need to stick it out for a year and then move on to something better. Everyone goes through those feelings your going through on a medsurg, tele floor. I hated the floor too my ratio is 7:1 on Tele and it is very acute drips, its like a mini stepdown, management make it tougher to do your job. I worked nights for 2 years on tele and it has its challenges. I finally got a job in a specialty I have always desired so keep on applying you will get what you want eventually


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