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
0May 3, '13 by KRODDQuestion, are you on a rehab/short term unit? long term/ dementia units are usually alot less stressful.
0May 3, '13 by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from KRODDThe OP is employed at a freestanding rehabilitation hospital, not a nursing home, LTC center, or SNF.Question, are you on a rehab/short term unit? long term/ dementia units are usually alot less stressful.
1May 4, '13 by SE_BSN_RNQuote from NursingBroSeriously, 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 ever...it 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.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.
0May 11, '13 by nursepricetry a job change before you give up..like 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...
0May 12, '13 by david0188, LPN, LVNovernight 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