I was wondering if any other traveler had my "problem". I've been a nurse for 4 years now and traveling for most of them after my year or so on staff on a med/surg floor. My assignments have all been pretty much med/surg and they've all been pretty ok, I've been treated well by the staff I worked with, and I made it out alive. Yet, I still get so anxious everytime I have to go in! I feel so intimidated by the nurses and staff that work there regularly, feeling like I shouldn't ask them for advice or direction since I'm not "new" to nursing, just to the facility. I wasnt to enjoy the months and take away everything I can from the assignments.... but this dang anxiety ruins it for me!!! :uhoh21:
Jul 1, '09
I've been a nurse for 16 yrs and in various positions. I find it very scarey when a new person, whether an experienced nurse or not, does NOT ask questions. Who cares what someone thinks when you are talking about the lives of people. Just be the best you can be and be who you are. If you are not 100% sure, you should be asking.