I just graduated from nursing school
and i just landed a job out of state.the only problem is that i am petrified to go to work. I only been at my job for 3 months and I want to quit. My company paid me $2000 to move here but i feel like my life is a living hell. I was suppose to be done with orientation like this week, my boss felt like i was lacking on my skills so he decided to extend it. I hate my job, the other nurses make me feel dumb. They are so rude to me.i have a year contract but i can't see myself lasting a year in this horrible state, its so country over here. To add more, i am walking on eggshells at work when i get there i cant seem to focus. They keep changing me preceptors everyday and most of those preceptors are rude. Please help anyone.
Mar 15, '17
...Deep breath...School is nothing like the real world, and your first few months to a year are going to be stressful! Remember Benner's stages of competency? You are a Novice, its not an insult, its where we all start.
"The Novice or beginner has no experience in the situations in which they are expected to perform. The Novice lacks confidence to demonstrate safe practice and requires continual verbal and physical cues. Practice is within a prolonged time period and he/she is unable to use discretionary judgment"
We all felt how you feel right now in our first job in our first year. The important thing is that you don't give up. Your preceptors and colleagues are tough on you because they want you to be great at what you do. They don't want you to make the same mistakes they did.
You'll get there!
Last edit by Bri_guy_bri on Mar 15, '17