I graduated nursing school
in 2014 and was hired to workas an inpatient RN in a child and adolescent psych hospital. After approximately 1 year, I was offered andaccepted a position as nurse manager within my organization, recognizing that it was a great opportunity. I was not entirelyaware of what the position would entail, but I knew I could take onwhatever came my way. Now, after about 7 months into my new role, I am soexhausted and discouraged that I am strongly considering moving on to anotherchapter in my nursing career. I like to work, but I quickly realizedthat I do not like to manage. I am salaried, so I never feel like I actuallyleave work because I'm constantly connected. I have taken on so many projectsbecause my work ethic drives me to continue to accept new responsibilities eventhough I am already so overwhelmed. Not necessarily a bad thing, but when Ionly get paid to work 40 hours a week, and end up working at least 50+ hoursevery week, it's obviously not sustainable for my physical and mental health. Andmost importantly, it's taking a toll on my family life as I am not nearly aspresent and engaged at home because I constantly havework-related concerns on my mind. I LOVE working with people, and I LOVE beinga nurse, but I do not like to manage. I find myself thinking "I hate myjob" much more frequently than "I love my job", and that's not amindset I wish to have the rest of my life.
Has anyone out there been through anything similar, or have anybits of advice? Thank you!