Is this how work really feels like? Have you felt like this before? - page 2

by sydneyxmoon 4,133 Views | 12 Comments

So I'm new at this nursing thing and I got a job at a skilled nursing facility. Ive been working there for three months and the last two months I feel like vomiting every time I know I have to go in. I get panic attacks where I... Read More


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    Hello, suggest you move to other departments, maybe it not fit for you.

    But kind of confusing, i guess when you studied this, it would be a test to your adaptability, did you experience ?



    Quote from sydneyxmoon
    So I'm new at this nursing thing and I got a job at a skilled nursing facility. Ive been working there for three months and the last two months I feel like vomiting every time I know I have to go in. I get panic attacks where I start hyperventilating and bust out crying because I don't want to do it. I'm on call and haven't been picking up because I don't want to go in. Once I'm there, I'm there I have to do it. But sometimes in the middle of passing medication I wanna quit, go home or start crying. Although I don't, its really hitting me emotionally, making problems between me and my spouse and my parents are worried about me because i threatened to kill myself because I hate what I do. Is it the fact that maybe my area in nursing is too stressful for me and maybe I should move into home care? I don't know has anyone felt like this before? I'm 22 and this is actually my first real job so...I don't know it really sucks to feel this way. Its like a big nasty hole in my stomach and it messes me up big time!
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    Quote from sydneyxmoon
    So I'm new at this nursing thing and I got a job at a skilled nursing facility. Ive been working there for three months and the last two months I feel like vomiting every time I know I have to go in. I get panic attacks where I start hyperventilating and bust out crying because I don't want to do it. I'm on call and haven't been picking up because I don't want to go in. Once I'm there, I'm there I have to do it. But sometimes in the middle of passing medication I wanna quit, go home or start crying. Although I don't, its really hitting me emotionally, making problems between me and my spouse and my parents are worried about me because i threatened to kill myself because I hate what I do. Is it the fact that maybe my area in nursing is too stressful for me and maybe I should move into home care? I don't know has anyone felt like this before? I'm 22 and this is actually my first real job so...I don't know it really sucks to feel this way. Its like a big nasty hole in my stomach and it messes me up big time!
    I'm a fairly new nurse also. I've worked in "Hospitals" for years as a cert. Endoscopy Tech., a phlebotomist and also as an EKG/ monitor tech so I have quite a bit of healthcare exp. but never in long term care untill now. Unfortunately, in NJ decent paying LPN jobs are only in LTC. I started working in November 2011 at one of the best facilities in my area and can honestly say that I HATE it with a passion! I dread having to go to work. About a month ago i applied for a perdiem position in an acute care Hospital on thier inpatient Hospice unit and I LOVE it!!! Its about $2.00 less per hour but Its worth it. Its completely different. Its actually like "Hospital nursing". Maybe you should try applying for something less stressfull like maybe in a clinic in the hospital or an office ar maybe even a planned parenthood. "Nursing Homes" Skilled nursing, Long Term Care , whatever u call it, Is very stressfull, the Med pass is very heavy and we wont even talk about when thier preparing for state inspections! It's a nightmare. Sounds like you have alot on your plate. Try lightening the load by finding a more relaxed job. Good luck to you....
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    OMG you crack me up!
    But I feel with you and understand what your going through. Hang in there and do the best you can or start looking for another job that is more suited for you and what you can deal with. Find a support system to help you get through this and do not try to get through this alone. Seek professional advice and talk to family and freinds. I am sure many people have stress and fears when starting off in a new job. Goodluck and wish you the best!


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