It gets easier right???
- 0Mar 25, '08 by sharannI know the answer but I still had to ask.
I just left an 8 year postion for a new one in a new inpatient/SDS phase I PACU.
I like it alot, but I a so tired mentally more than physically from all the new learning!
I forgot how hard it is to be new. The patient care is no problem, it is learning the new charting, computers, and physician preferences and orders that is so tiring!
Thanks. How long does this last again?
- 0Mar 26, '08 by dianah, ADN Senior ModeratorFor me, it takes about a year before I feel comfortable with a new area/job.
And still the learning curve continues, though not at such a steep rise!
Also, I agree: The first few weeks at a new position, after work I'm EXHAUSTED, literally, because I'm trying to absorb so much. It's not necessarily physically demanding, but emotionally draining.
Take a look at yourself in another month, and then in another three months . .
You'll be impressed with your progress, as you compare with how you were when you started.