I have finally found a job after searching for so long as a new LPN - I have been working
there 2-3 months now in LTC - I try to go in every day with a positive attitude, ready to jump in and learn new things - ready to ask questions - but unfortunately I already
feel burned out. Just thinking about going into work today is giving me a headache and
stomachache - I just dread it. I know/knew nursing is hard - but my faith led me here and now I feel disheartened. I want to learn and get better - I want to help my residents - I ask the nurses, even the ones that got hired with me (that arent brand new nurses like me) what I can do to improve - I have even asked my supervisors and the DON what I can do - I am trying. But I still get complaints. Still get balled out like I should already know things that are "common sense" to a seasoned nurse but not to me. I dont know how to handle the CNA's - Ive already posted in another forum about that - because one is friends with the DON and writing them up doesnt do anything - GAH!!! I hate this. I thought after all this work and being led to this position I would be happier than I was at previous jobs. Is it just me? Do I have a bad attitude? Is there something really wrong with me that I am not catching on to things in 2-3 months??!!? Or do seasoned nurses forget what its like to be a new nurse? I shouldnt complain - but I am just at my wits end - I already feel burnt out and so disheartened. I am trying to count my blessings and just push thru but I am wondering if nursing just isnt the thing for me. I just dont know anymore. I feel like I would be going against my faith if I left - but I just dont know what else to do - I am so depressed. I dont know how to turn this around anymore and have a sense of humor about it. Im emotionally exhausted. Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks.