Hi, Everyone! New member, new job, new concerns..........

  1. Hi, All,
    I have enjoyed reading your threads and I'm sure I can learn much from this
    site.
    I worked 8 1/2 yrs. in out-patient Dialysis and decided to change jobs. I am starting my 4th week of Training on a Med-Surg Floor in a large Hospital. I work with some wonderful people. The other Nurses, Pct's and Docs have all been wonderful. I'm worried, though, because this is such a busy floor and my preceptor has a full patient load while training me, or has had to do Charge while training me, and I feel like two more weeks of training will not be enough. Don't get me wrong, she's doing a great job of training me, I just think the training period needs to be longer since it's such a busy and diverse floor. This is a big change for me. I AM a hard worker and am used to busting my Butt, but this is so different for me. It's not that I don't think I can handle it...I know I'll love it once I'm more secure with this position, (that's it, I'm just really insecure).
    I guess I just need some advice on how to calm my nerves. I'm so nervous, it's affecting my thinking and job performance.
    Any advice?.........
    Nightcyrus
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   lil' girl
    Welcome to allnurses
  4. by   live4today
    welcome to allnurses "nightcyrus"! you really haven't been orienting that long to not be anxious about how well you are doing, especially since you've not worked floor nursing in almost nine years. i think you are being too hard on yourself, and expecting too much too soon. take a deep breath in slowly, and blow it out slowly through pursed lips, and relax every time you start to feel overwhelmed at work. no matter how busy your preceptor is with her own load, from the way you praise her, she sounds like she'd take the time to calm your fears, so don't be afraid to share them with her.
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    You will be OK. Have confidence in yourself. No one learns it over night. You will keep learning as you go along. I wish you the best!
    Welcome to allnurses!!!!!
  6. by   nightcyrus
    Hi,
    Thank you all for your support. I know things will get better, and they keep telling me I'm doing great. I just don't "feel" like I am at times........But, I have faith...I keep forgetting about how secure I felt with my previous job, and how the new Nurses felt overwhelmed in the beginning there, also............
    Nightcyrus

    Some people come into ours lives and quietly go.
    Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart, and we never are the same. (Author unk)
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses

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