I know this is the kind of thing that probably gets posted all the time... but I'm essentially just looking for some reassurance.
I'm about to start my first travel assignment in a few weeks, and I'm sick with anxiety every day.
I have 3 years experience in a high volume, high risk L&D unit which was an absolute madhouse most of the time, but where I had endless support and love from my wonderful coworkers. That was my first nursing job out of school, and it's the only hospital I've ever worked in (even did all my clinical rotations there!)
In short, I had gotten comfortable. I had excellent experience and exposure to everything under the sun when it came to L&D. I knew it was time to branch out and spread my wings, and in my heart I know it was the right decision to break out of my comfort zone.
But you guys, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I feel sick to my stomach every day now that I've actually taken the leap and signed a contract at another hospital. My wonderful supportive fiance is going with me as he is also an RN, so I know I'm lucky to have his support and presence. No, this is not the first time I've moved away from home, but this time I'm going across the country.
I'm worried no one will help me if I have an OB emergency; I'm especially terrified of having a baby code on me and not having my usual resources I'm familiar with. I'm scared of the new charting system, I'm worried no one will like me or be nice to me. Okay... I have some anxiety issues in case you couldn't tell. :/ I also struggle with depression, which I know affects all this. I just want to know that it's all going to be okay, but I feel like I'm not good enough or that I'm somehow going to mess this up.
Has anyone else experienced this and lived to tell the tale? (haha) Any other L&D travelers out there- are people nice to you? Advice? Thanks in advance.