Hi I have been an LPN for one year now. I have had 3 nursing jobs that have all been short term. I left the first job in a nursing home for a job in home health. Then I went back to a nursing home job. The second nursing home job was a dream come true. I had the perfect hours and residents. during my 4th month there my personal life was turned completely upside down. my then boyfriend tried to kill me, and I tried to take some time off, but because it was a holiday week my employer said that if I took time off I would be suspended and or fired. so I went to work with blood shot eyes from being strangled. I saw my pcp and she told me to take some time off, and diagnosed me with ptsd. Me listening to my don I still went to work and tried to perform to the best of my abilities, not truly knowing what ptsd was. in the long run, I was forgetting things , I messed up on some things and I got suspended any way, then fired. this has really had me down and I have had 2 other nursing positions since but things have happened in these jobs and I seem to be afraid after something (bad) happens and request to be let go. IS THERE SOME ADVICE out there.
Other than me going to counseling, I am feeling very discouraged. I love being a nurse, and giving compassionate care to the elderly. I want to work again, but I am afraid.
Thanks in advance
May 17, '13
by jadelpn, LPN, EMT-B
Keep going. Get some help from a battered woman's shelter near you. They can help.
Last edit by jadelpn on May 17, '13