Hi all. I have been an LPN for 13 years, currently taking two prereq classes for the LPN to RN transition. I'm also working full time and am a single mom of two teenagers.
My problem.....believe it or not, is not at home. I am majorly burn out at work. I feel sick just thinking about going, and I know I have a really bad attitude right now. What it boils down to, I can honestly say that I do not care anymore, about my patients, my coworkers, or even if I have a job to pay the bills..... so much cr*p has happened at work, I know that's why I feel the way I do.
I've started on an antidepressant. I feel trapped there. Do I stay miserable and make good money or go somewhere else and take a huge pay cut and suffer financially? I have been seriously searching out my options, and for LPN's in my area, it's pretty much another nursing home.
I need ideas on how to get over this funk. I do not have any vacation time to take some time to get away. Even feeling the way I do, getting mandatoried over frequently definitely does not help. I do not even want the hours I got. I am fighting the urge to turn in my resignation because I do not have anything else lined up yet. I am open to any suggestions anyone may have. Maybe I'm looking at this with blinders on.