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Best nursing field for someone with high anxiety?

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I'm a new grad RN, and I've been on a CT surgical stepdown unit for 5 months now. I know that any new grad job will be stressful and a huge learning curve. But I'm having headaches, diarrhea, etc. before every shift, dreading what I'll run into. I hate to leave my unit before at least 1 year, but I fear my health will go downhill if I try to hang on. What nursing fields are comparably lower stress?

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Your first year is going to be stressful. It's learning and growing into the role. A desk job or something like that is going to require time at the bedside. Stick with it as long as you can to get that experience to make yourself marketable 

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Public Health nursing is great.  

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NurseLizabeeRN is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Burn/Trauma, Med-Surg, Nurse Education.

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Maybe stay away from acute care bc everything is pretty much labile and fast paced. 

Have you asked yourself what you "dread" about going in?

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