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by misstusk misstusk (New) New

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Hi all, I’m a new nurse, and I’ve been at my job for about 2 1/2 months. Every time before my shift I get so anxious and scared, I’m scared I won’t be able to provide the proper care for my patients. Is it normal to feel this way all the time? I’m at the point to where I dread coming in to work. 

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mcjobson has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Cardiovascular.

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Hi @misstusk, feeling anxious is a normal part of being a new nurse. School does not make you an expert in your field, experience does. If your anxiety is affecting your performance or other aspects of your life, you should see your primary care provider and explore therapy. 

If you're an LPN, you should be able to use your supervising RN as a resource. 

Good luck.

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2 hours ago, mcjobson said:

Hi @misstusk, feeling anxious is a normal part of being a new nurse. School does not make you an expert in your field, experience does. If your anxiety is affecting your performance or other aspects of your life, you should see your primary care provider and explore therapy. 

If you're an LPN, you should be able to use your supervising RN as a resource. 

Good luck.

Thank you so much!

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