Worse and worse

  1. So I switched jobs finally, took me a year... over 8 interviews and dozens of applications. I was trying to 'escape' a medsurg job that brought me to tears many times and led me to glorify starbucks baristas. Now I'm in home health and find that I'm feeling almost the same way. It's like a slower stretched out stress instead of the chaotic stress of medsurg. It's not that I'm unable to handle stress but I just can't seem to handle pt care. Even after 2 1/2 years of nursing I feel like a new grad. So anxious all the time. And I feel so clueless in Home health, even more revealed as a solo health care provider.

    I can't go back to medsurg because I didn't give proper notice. And I'm basically just in this job for the money. I just want to throw in the towel and start over somewhere else. I am concerned that maybe it's just lack of self confidence and I will act like this in ANY career so I might as well make money. I'm miserable all the time and cannot enjoy like out of work.
    Is it too early to switch jobs again after 3 months? Should I put this job on my resume too?
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  3. by   HouTx
    What actions have you taken to improve your competence and confidence in Home Care? No one can make you competent - it's something you have to do for yourself. It will take an investment of time and effort. It shouldn't be to difficult to locate some educational resources... I just Googled & got a whole slew of online CE for Home Care nurses.
  4. by   wish_me_luck
    I agree with HouTX. One thing that stuck out with me is the money factor. What field of nursing do you like? If none, then what kinds of jobs/things do you enjoy? Then, find something that deals with that. Don't go with something that "pays good money". You will be miserable.