I'm just... I don't know. - page 2
Right out of nursing school I was recruited by the clinic I did a senior practicum in. It's a medical case management job and for the most part it's been good. The personalities are a little tricky... Read More
Jan 22, '13I don't know what to tell you but to wish you the best and don't let people break you and your spirit apart!!!
Jan 22, '13Deep breaths.. the first step at improving your life is realizing you need change.. guess what you are NOt washed up and you are already there!!!!!!! Wow after all you have been through I would not have survived it..so give yourself credit. It really sounds like you are not in a nurturing environment for your first position. You are not the only person that has found that out. It appears as though your patient population is draining also. Try to keep it together and get a new position. I bet you will find a position in Long Term Acute Care...LTAC..that will teach you lots. Make a plan to stay there a year or two(don't tell them that) and after year one start looking for a job in Acute Care. However you my find your passion is with LTAC care and you may want to stay within that organization. If all those people are off with FMLA you have either a run of bad luck(illnesses etc) on your unit or chances are everyone is stressed out also?? Hang in there..many of us have to "regroup" in our careers. It's not over til the fat lady sings!!
Jan 22, '13You could try and get in to an RN refreshers program. That helps you brush up on your theory and there is some clinical practicum involved to get you familiarized with the you practical nursing too. You can check what is available in your state. God luck and hang in there ... every problem has a solution . So cheer up
Jan 22, '13All I can say is thank you for all of this support. It really helped me get through today. Without crying! I was able to shut another nurse down when she started to lecture me in front of the ID doc when I was giving report. I made a mistake Friday... Ordered labs for a patient that didn't fit the standing order. Reported myself as soon as I realized it and the interim manager was really nice about it. Got the incident report filed, told the doc (he was like... Who cares?) and felt a little bit vindicated because the same nurse was trying to lecture me about it in staffing...Anyway... I KNOW I can do this until I find somewhere else. The interim manager wanted to know where the training materials for our program are. I think I she just realized there isn't one. Maybe it will get better after this. But yes, I still need to go!Thank you once again for being so helpful...