I am an LPN, graduated in 2011. I worked in a doctors office for over a year, and i grew to dislike it, i felt like i wasn't using my skills, or doing what i went to school for.
I took a leap of faith and took a job at an assisted living facility. I am working night shift, 11-7, and my title is supervisor/charge nurse (eek!! I'm in charge of people?!!)
It is so stressful. Worrying about something happening i won't be able to handle during the night, coworker drama. I cry when i leave work sometimes. Not to mention since starting night shift i am constantly drained, no matter how much sleep i get. I can't get anything done during the day because i want to do nothing but sleep.
I am also in college to get my RN.
I am stressed. And tired. My mom says i am burnt out. But i have only been a working nurse for just over a year!!
Any advice? Tips, how to handle job related stress??