Quote from sweethawaiiangirl
I hope she gets the job too!!
Thanks for the reply
Me too! LOL! :chuckle
Seriously though. . .
First, I want to commend you for seemingly being self aware of your interests and of your stress level. I suspect that many people start their nursing program without thinking too seriously about the stress that comes with this profession.
Almost every nursing position, I believe, carries some level of stress. We're dealing with people's lives. But I guess there may be certain nursing/healthcare specialties that may tend to have less stress involved (like the nursing position my wife is seeking, for example). One possible job involving less stress would be a drug rep. Although they tend to work long hours and do a lot of traveling, as well as dealing with cranky doctors, I would think that the potential stress level of a drug rep is less than one of an ER nurse or an ICU nurse. (I could be wrong, though.)
I would also suggest discovering strategies in dealing with the stress. Sounding-off is one. This bulletin board is one HUGE example of people sounding off (typing) their stress. Networking is another. Being patient with one's self is still another. Most new grad nurses seem extremely stressed as they learn to practice what they learned. Developing outside hobbies is still another. For example, I like music. I like it a lot. In fact, I would LOVE to be a full-time musician. Again.
It will be interesting to read the other responses that other people will share to this thread.
Good luck with your career goals. It seems like you're off to a good start.