New grad lvn. I think I am in the wrong field. - page 2

I have a job and it pays well. The bad thing is my job is very stressful. I hate calling doctors and so much documentation. Nursing is very stressful it would take me a long time writing everything... Read More

  1. Visit  KRODD} profile page
    Question, are you on a rehab/short term unit? long term/ dementia units are usually alot less stressful.
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  3. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
    Quote from KRODD
    Question, are you on a rehab/short term unit? long term/ dementia units are usually alot less stressful.
    The OP is employed at a freestanding rehabilitation hospital, not a nursing home, LTC center, or SNF.
  4. Visit  SE_BSN_RN} profile page
    Quote from NursingBro
    Today the DON said she received many excellent compliments from several patients and their family's. That made me feel great!

    What makes me stressed is when we have to do orders for new admissions. I am still very new and don't know all of the documentation. Today we got a new patient from home so I didn't know anything about the patient. You have to ask them what their diagnosis is, medical history and so many other documentation.

    The other stress I have is talking to doctors and bothering them on the phone. So many other little things that make me stressed. I am a very calm guy that has worked in a stress free environment for so many years. So I am new to all of this stress.
    Seriously, don't stress over this! You will learn the documentation, it takes time to get through all those orders. And, as for calling the docs.....that is their job. Yours, too. And, you will hear this forever and ever and is your license. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS CYA. Call, call, call. Never don't call because you are going to "bother" the doc. If they are bothered, perhaps they should find a new career field.
    loriangel14 likes this.
  5. Visit  nurseprice} profile page
    try a job change before you give doctors private offices. much less work because its a slower pace, you also become close to the doctor so then you wouldn't feel anxiety when you have to talk to them...
  6. Visit  david0188} profile page
    overnight shifts are much easier... i am also a new nurse and am feeling the EXACT same way you are... thinking if this is for me

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