Nursing sadness

  1. I became a nurse because I wanted to help others and was very interested in all things medical. However, as a nurse I am over worked, working night shift all week, feeling miserable. My boss was nasty to me because I took two weeks vacation of my earned vacation time out of 52 weeks working every night. I don't know what to do at this point. I feel like life is to short for me to be unhappy like this, but I have not found a new job. I don't want to completely abandon nursing but I feel like I am not myself anymore working nights and in my current situation/job. Can anyone offer some words of encouragement?
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  3. by   bijoutRN
    I caught myself burned out, anxious, stressed and depressed mid-late 2016 into earlier this year. I swept it under the rug until I couldn't anymore and had an emotional breakdown that took me months to overcome with the help of my doctor, prayer, self care, a few life coaches, mentors and therapy! I took a 2 months LOA which turned into 4 months, was denied ST Disability and moved back home with my parents at 28 years old. I went back to work full time 4 months later but ended up going Per Diem just one month later & even that's too much at times. Had I gone Per Diem 9 months earlier like my gut told me, I probably wouldn't have found myself in that situation. But everything happens for a reason. I went and pursued my dream of becoming a Youth Mentor and Certified Dreambuilder Life Coach over the last 9 months. Listen to your gut. Ask yourself what would you love? Try to live with purpose on purpose and follow your dreams! Best of luck to you. I know the feeling and wouldn't wish it on anybody.
  4. by   Accolay
    You already know the answer: find a new job.

    Probably would be nice to have a little time off in between too.
  5. by   iluvivt
    You just slip out the back, Jack
    Make a new plan, Stan
    You don't need to be coy, Roy
    Just get yourself free
    Hop on the bus, Gus
    You don't need to discuss much
    Just drop off the key, Lee
    And get yourself free
    .........You have tbe power to change this....stsrt with small steps and once you take action you will begin to feel better