hello my dear friends
I am so stressed out right now. I graduated last year from an ASN programm, I worked for 1 year in a long term hospital with acute venilator patients. I am full time in school now because I want to go on with my education, hopefully get my masters and be an ARNP in geriatrics. But ITS SO HARD!!!! to work full time and be in school. What irritates me the most its that I would like to do ICU or something else than the job I am doing now, which is getting boring, but I don't think I could be able to manage orientation etc. Plus in my facility we have bedside charting, meds in the room and a charge nurse that deals with all doctors orders, I think I only took an order once from a doctor. I am scared because ever since graduation I am not familiar with that. I am 23 and I feel that I should stay in school and finish before I get married and have kids, but at the same time I don't want to stay in the floor and not learn any new knowledge hands on.
Then I read the post about NP shortage and they cannot find a job?? I was like oh my God! is it going to all worth it? after all the pain of going to school for 3 more years???
In florida NP are everywhere, they work close with doctors in their practice. well, I guess I vented my frustrated feelings
thanks guys, I love this site