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i can really use an advice. i am a new graduate lpn and i'm so stressed out at work....
i can really use an advice. i am a new graduate lpn and i'm so stressed out at work. no nurses wanted to orientate me so they keep pushing me to another nurse to another nurse and i ended up being orientating with one nurse who was willing to orientate me, but now she is getting impatient with my stupidicity. one day i heard her saying to another nurse that she has only few more days to orientate me. on top of being so overwhelmed with the work and not knowing what the hell i'm doing, i feel like such a burden. i just hate going to work knowing i'm nothing but a burden. on top of that i have no idea what the hell i'm doing. i feel so stupid for not knowing what i'm doing. i cant do anything independently, i keep clinging to my preceptor to tell me what to do, i can't make any decisions for myself on what to do with my patients. all i can do is just take orders from my preceptor and just do what she told me to do. sometimes my preceptor would tallk to other nurses about what i did wrong when i'm in front of her listening to her converstation so i can feel even more stupid. i cant blame anybody or my preceptor for my stress. i can understand why they are frustrated. whenver i dont know anything i cant say "uhh because i just graduated". i know they expect me to have a basic skills that i have to able to practice independently without asking for help all the time. during the whole shift, i keep asking myself "why am i doing this?". and i tell myself that i've chosen a wrong career and i should give up nursing. i just cant take this any more. i think i'm not meant to become a nurse and i know i can never provide a safe care to my patients. i just know i cant handle this job and i know i cant never handle the responsiblity of my patients. there is nobody at my work who i can openly talk to someone about this because i know i'm not wanted there and i dont want to talk to my supervisor about this because i feel like i'm whinning and i feel like i want people to pity me and i dont want any pity from anybody. should i quit the nursing career? i dont know how to decide whether i should try a little more or i should say enough is enough and i should let it go. please help!!!
Last edit by Ms.RN on Sep 18, '04
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