I'm a 22 year old RN with approximately 16 months of cardiac experience. I work in a acute care setting and I get to take care of really sick cardiac/pneumo patients. I work nights and my body surprisingly adopted quickly to the graveyard shift. I love working with cardiac patients and the people I work with, but sometimes I get so stressed out with the workload, events, etc. that I feel like I'm going to pass out. Stress is not so bueno for our body. Plus, I'm getting my BSN right now (hoping to graduate this december) and it only adds on top of other stress I'm having.
My former teacher in nursing school was once a research and this got my attention quickly. She said the nature of job is good though I heard the paperwork. I don't mind reading, talking, charting, reviewing, etc. all day. I usually comb my chart like it was nobody's business. I love reading medication trials and such as well. Do you think this is a hard job? Does it pay well? Do you have to work on the weekends as well? I live in Texas by the way. Any advice how I can break in this job?
Thank you so much!