This may have already been asked on this board, and if so, I'm sorry. I looked around and couldn't find what I was looking for.
I'm a "new" grad (in may) and while I was very excited the first few weeks of orientation, I have already kind of burned out. I'm finding more and more thant I dread going to work and that I just dont' really enjoy it at all. I work in a Level III NICU, but I can't imagine finding another area of bedside nursing that I'd like more. During nursing school
I tolerated my Adult rotation, I wasn't a fan of gero, OB was better than Adult and I liked the peds rotation the best. I guess what my question is, is what other options do I have? I know admin, and all that, but I'm just trying to explore all my options. I'm not against going back to school. In fact on my last day off, I spend the day looking at how long it would take to get a 2nd bachelors. I'm sorry this is so disjointed. I'm just a little worn down I guess. Thanks in advance for any imput you may have!
Aug 26, '06
I have talked to others in my orientation group and 2 of them are debating about applying for another job somewhere else in the next couple of weeks. We don't get off of orientation until Sept 9th. (We started June 4).
Today was one of my roughest days yet. My 1:1 pt died from NEC, mom and dad were ?high? and we couldn't find them for 3 hours to get consent to withdrawl support. When we finally did find them and tell them they were shocked at the diagnosis. /sigh I did get to sit down for 5 min and eat my sandwich at 1700.
I had a really bad feeling as I was driving to work this morning. Some little voice told me to run away and call in sick.
Edit: I forgot to add that then I had to stay and take yet another new admission...
Last edit by slu_rn on Aug 26, '06