New hospital RN...hating it - page 2
Hello everyone, first off I just want to explain my situation. I've been an LPN working in a hospital for 2 years now, just got my RN in July and I got a job in the same hospital I was working in. In... Read More
0Nov 4, '12 by natalie877Quote from cjr2619Thanks for all your responses, I am at the end of my orientation and next week I will be on my own. I feel slightly more at ease with the routine, and I am starting to feel less anxious. I actually did see a therapist because I've had anxiety in the past and now it's been ten times worse since I've started this new job lol. So the therapist has definitely helped me already and I've noticed I feel less anxious at work and the days that I'm off. I still feel nervous before going in and when I am unfamiliar with a situation at work. I really appreciate what everyone has posted and I know that I just have to give it some time before I start to feel more confident. I'm taking it day by day for now but it has definitely improved 😄
Have you thought about talking to a therapist about your anxiety? I am currently waiting to get into nursing school and working at a job I hate. I am on a wait list at one school and the other schools in my area are lottery style selection. I know for sure I will start nursing school in THREE YEARS when my wait list number is set to come up or I could get lucky in the lottery before that. However, about three months ago when I started this job and realized that I would be working here for about three years if I don't get lucky in the lottery, I developed extreme anxiety and I had never had anything like that before. I started seeing a therapist and after my second session, she really helped me to get my head on straight and feel better. After my fourth visit I felt like me again. I had a better outlook on my situation and I am finally thinking positively again! And, I actually have found things about my job that aren't so bad! I would suggest talking to someone professional, sometimes you just need a stranger to listen and build you up!
0Jul 26 by Socks1989Hello Natalie I'm a new grad and I am feeling the same exact way you did back in 2012, may I ask what you decided to Do? Did you stick it out? I'm in the process of training and I'm so stressed and unhappy....I'm not sure what I should do either
1Jul 26 by natalie877Quote from Socks1989OMG Socks! This is making my heart so happy right now to look back on this...DO NOT GIVE UP! Trust me it gets better! I have now been and RN for 4 years, currently work in SICU and have worked in open heart, cardiac, etc. I couldn't even think of doing something else, and I am actually going back to school for my NP so please please don't give up! I had anxiety issues back then as well, and about 4 months into working as an RN I spoke with my therapist who aleviated a lot of that anxiety. But trust me, the training in the beginning is the hardest part and you may feel like you want to give up but just stick it out, you can do it! You became a nurse for a reason. I always tell new grads my story because I know the feeling...hope that helped!! Sending positive thoughts.Hello Natalie I'm a new grad and I am feeling the same exact way you did back in 2012, may I ask what you decided to Do? Did you stick it out? I'm in the process of training and I'm so stressed and unhappy....I'm not sure what I should do either