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Bad day. :(

First Year   (1,308 Views | 3 Replies)

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Today's shift just made me feel incredibly incompetent. I have been a licensed nurse and working for three months now but every day I feel like the biggest bumbling idiot. I want to cry. And I do not wanna go back tomorrow for more feelings of humiliation and stupidity. I wish being an RN made me feel good about myself but lately all I feel is dread!!! Thanks for reading. I have no one else to cry to!!

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BriRN specializes in Cardio/Pulmonary.

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I did that the other night... It was my 3rd or 4th shift off orientation and i felt like such a .... ugh... i don't know, it was such an awful feeling. I came home and had a nervous breakdown and cried and cried and cried. I went into work the next morning and cried, but you know what... I had a GREAT day... I felt better and not as dumb. I'm not sure what happened, but suddenly I felt competent again. I realized that the person who had made me feel so bad was just doing so because she could and not because I was incompetent.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

You passed nursing school and that says a lot about your knowledge and competence!!

Good luck! :)

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ischialspines specializes in L&D.

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I had a horrible weak the other week and felt like a bumbling idiot. And then last night I successfully managed a critical pt with emergent needs and thought "wow, I feel like a real nurse". I go back and forth and do a lot of crying in between. But I think slowly the nights are getting more better than worse, so that's got to be the right direction :) hang in there!

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Pixiesmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis.

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There will be bad days and there will be good days. Learn from the bad days. What made it a bad day? What could/should I have done that I didn't etc.

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