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Depression After Graduation... - page 2

Restlessness, agitation, sensitivity, sadness, feeling stuck, inattention... Anyone ever experience these feelings after graduating from nursing school? What did you do to alleviate these... Read More

  1. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    I would rather have these feelings after graduation than to have them instead of graduation.
    This is true
  2. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    Thanks. Wow, sounds like it's fairly common. Don't get me wrong, I am truly grateful for all of my experiences--good and bad. But I've never been someone who does well with too much time on their hands with no means to alleviate that restlessness. I'm self-directed provided I have the means, which in my case the 'means' usually equates to money. Outside of running and working out, my interests are expensive--I'm a thrill-seeker.

    Since my original post, things are getting better. I still have moments, but I'm learning how to enjoy down-time with my family.
  3. Visit  Majestas profile page
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    Learning to enjoy this down time is ironically difficult after so many years of school, when we dreamed about all the things we would do given time. Whenever my boyfriend joked about having a young college girlfriend, I would always say that I'm not in college, I'm in nursing school. Now with that phase of my life over, there's more opportunity to focus on strengthening those relationships that supported me and put up with all the tears.
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  4. Visit  FNLYNRN profile page
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    Quote from Despareux
    Restlessness, agitation, sensitivity, sadness, feeling stuck, inattention...

    Anyone ever experience these feelings after graduating from nursing school? What did you do to alleviate these feelings?
    I am in the same boat! I have spoken to a few fellow graduates who are experiencing similar emotions / feelings. It is especially frustrating in the Southern California job market which is virtually non-existent for new graduates.

    I am also feeling really frustrated as I was an LVN for 16 years and worked at the top of my scope of practice in a busy urgent care as a charge nurse, ACLS certified provider, starting IV's etc. but when I go to apply for a position the pre-screen computerized application process immediately boots me out when it asks if I am a "new grad" Which I am, but not one without experience in healthcare. it is soooo frustrating. I appreciate the suggestions and advice on this post and thank you for sharing, what the above individual stated, are "normal" feelings after graduation.


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