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 the beginning when I worked... Read More

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    Quote from catshelley
    Sorry for the situation. You should consider start working in med-surg first in order to develop your nursing skills and critical thinking. It takes time to do it. Eventually, what you learned from school will come back to you.
    I am working in med-surg right now. You're right, I guess it just takes some time to adjust to my new role as an RN.

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    Quote from natalie877
    Thank you, it does make me feel better knowing other people felt the same way. It just sucks right now because I get so anxious and honestly feel like I learned nothing in nursin school! Lol I feel like I don't know how to be a nurse and the hospital is so fast paced that doesn't help with my anxiety either. I am going to try and stick it out for as long as I can though, I don't want to just quit. Hopefully I will start to feel better soon. Thanks again for your kinds words!
    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!
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    i felt goos after reading your post amd the responses you got from others. everyword you mentioned are all true and i also felt the same way. everytime i woke up and know that i am going to work that day makes me sick. one time i felt like i am depress, anxious and nervous breakdown. i also thought of going to a psych or therapist co i am not happy anymore of what's going on with me. i dont know what to do as well. thinking of changing a career too. actually i just posted few minutes ago regarding what im feeling. i wish you all the best.
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    Quote from cjr2619

    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!
    Thanks 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 😄


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