One year down working as a nurse at NYP and I must say that as good as the pay is, I'm getting increasingly fatigued. I feel burnt out, and I'm extremely tired; even on my days off. Prior to working here full-time (and during my long hiring process), I would enjoy the city and even date my husband every now and then :heartbeat. Now, I'm lucky to have three days off to order delivery and spend time with my family prior to slobbering on the couch at 10pm.
My shift starts at 7:15pm and ends at 8:00am. I'm usually breathing fresh air at 8:40 am. We have "self- scheduling" that's usually not exactly what we request, so some weeks my rolling schedule feels as though I never got a weekend. I'm beginning to feel as if nursing isn't my career. I'm broken down and tired. I didn't really enjoy this summer, I just worked hard!
Anyone else experiencing this?