Hi all. Frustrated new nurse here, just looking for some input, and maybe some words of encouragement.
I'm a brand new nurse. I just graduated in May, passed the NCLEX, and started working in June. I work on a neuro step-down unit. I did my preceptorship for nursing school
on this floor, so I was pretty familiar with it when I got hired. I love neuro & I have great coworkers, but I find myself exhausted & with a short fuse recently. I get frustrated with confused and combative patients and feel myself being less empathetic than I used to be. I'm on my nightshift rotation, so during my days off, all I want to do is sleep. I get very good feedback from my preceptors, but I just feel like I don't belong, or like I'm not the nurse I want to be.
I know I'm still new, but does it get better?