Quote from maralenn
Everyday you can learn a new lesson about life.
Let me know if any of you have ever had a day this bad. I seriously feel like the most incompetent idiot on the planet right now.
First, congratulations on your graduation! Second, please do not
devalue yourself. You are an adult who has returned to school
and graduated starting a new job. All the while managing a busy
household including a child with special concerns and a 20 month old.
You should honor yourself (and be honored!)
I suggest the new lesson about life is to ( at least) in nursing----------
take care of yourself first. You will find that nursing is a demanding
job and often the difficult stress can be peers. If you have
not slept or are ill, you are better to call in. You know how you
feel and what you can manage.
Because you risk putting yourself or patients safety at risk.
Or as you can see, even if admitting to having a bad day
but doing your best=======some peers will use it against you.
Before you were a nurse, you were a person. Your family comes first,
and so does your health.
I believe this was a rare situation for you. But your peers often won't
support you on a good day let alone a difficult one.
My suggestion is this----resume the orientation with a positive attitude,
be mindful around your preceptor.
If your family circumstances are such that this job is not a good fit.
There are many other jobs-pediatric office, ob gyn office , school
nursing that may be a better fit at this time.
There will always be the opportunity to work in the Mother infant floor
now or at a later time.
With the stress of nursing today in terms of staffing, protect yourself.
My friend quit a neonatal icu because repeatedly she was mandated
to work 3-11 back to back with 11-7 without notice. She had 4 children at home and her spouse worked 11-7.
Good luck to you, you have a wondeful nursing journey ahead of you!
And yeah to vamedics post-well said!!!!!!!!!!!