Just got off duty and wondered if any other nurses could possibly feel the way I do.
I returned to nursing after taking a hiatus of quite some years. I've worked hard to build my skills and doing lots of extra studying in the evening no matter how tired I am. I ask lots of questions at work and am very eager to learn from the more seasoned nurses. I catch on fairly quickly( I've been told) so I don't think that Im wasting anybody's time, and show much appriciation to all staff. I am well liked and have had an excellent review/eval.
Trouble is..I seem to get many more of the share of difficult/challenging situations and patients. You all know, like the MURPHY'S LAW type :stone.
Now, we are extremly busy, and it is nearly impossible to depend on just one constant contact/resource person for me to "bounce" things off of and so many (nurses) have a very omnipitant(sp?) attitude and their way is BEST. I end up feeling like I don't want to even mention things anymore because this has created a situation of confusion for me
. I start thinking that I may be getting the blame for many things that may not have been result of my actions or anything I have control over, just because I'm the
NEW GIRL :angryfire Many times I end up getting interruped during a procedure/intervention when it's not called for. It is now past the point of them being helpful. It's now pissing me off. OOps there goes my ladylike manner.
Any ideas out there how I can turn this around?? I'm really a very diplomatic person and would never jepardize workplace good relations. Thanx.
Mar 4, '04
Way to Gwenith! EXCELLENT INFORMATION!
Also, I might add: I think in every nurses' training and refresher course, a unit on ASSERTIVENESS needs to be MANDATORY......
there is so much lacking.
learning how to be assertive versus timid, or at the other end of the spectrum, AGRESSIVE, is ESSENTIAL. It ought to be mandatory curriculum material for all nurses training, along with all the other subjects they make us study. It's at least as important, if not more so.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 4, '04