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Can I get it back?

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Specializes in Telemetry/Cardiac Floor.

So the last time I worked as s nurse was in January. I was fired from my last job as a result of a difficult pregnancy. ( missed days, some mistakes made). I just had my baby, and can go back to work soon. However, I don't even feel like a nurse anymore. When I was in the hospital I thought, did I used to do this? It's not that I wasn't good, I remember several people telling me how good I was. It just seems like ages ago. Can I get it back? Help me folks. WindyHill RN, BSN

Momfirstalways

Specializes in Labor and Delivery, MS. Has 10 years experience.

Of course! Having a difficult pregnancy makes anyone feel out of wack! Good luck! :)

You need not worry for such things. Sometimes it happens. Even though you are very good at some work, a small mistake would ruined everything. But then you should not panic. Try in some other hospitals, if you have talent, nobody can stop you. People learn from their own mistakes, and you have taken a lesson. Now just forget about whatever happened. That wasn't in your hand but then do something to make your future secure.

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

I just came off a three week vacation. I was burned out before I left, and wild horses would not have drug me back the first night I was scheduled. I called in sick the first night. I simply COULD NOT GO. Call it whatever you want. I don't know exactly what it was. I even cried thinking I was going back to work. I called in sick the next night too. I'm not irresponsible. I'm not one to leave my fellow nurses in the lurch. The dread of returning was simply overwhelming.

Since I am not wealthy, I went back on the third night. Oddly, the night was fine. I was fine. I even felt like the nurse I was 5 yrs ago. Simply put, sometimes you just have to jump into those things you don't want to do. Then see what happens.

Good luck to you.

you have assumed a new and consuming role that can obliterate a lot of your self-care and -image, being a mother. you put your nursing on the back burner while you did that, and now you need to realize that being a mother doesn't mean you can't still be yourself. part of being a successful mother is remaining yourself. your child will be better off if you do that.

if you want to quit nursing, you owe it to yourself to see how much of you is still a nurse first. go back to work, give it an honest trial, and see how you feel.

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

i was on medical leave for six months and used to lie awake at night alternately dreading going back to work and wondering if i'd ever be able to earn a living again. when the leave was up, i went back to work. the first day was difficult, the second was a bit less difficult and within a couple of weeks it was as if i'd never left. (some of our chronic patients were still the same, too!)

WindyhillBSN

Specializes in Telemetry/Cardiac Floor.

you have assumed a new and consuming role that can obliterate a lot of your self-care and -image, being a mother. you put your nursing on the back burner while you did that, and now you need to realize that being a mother doesn't mean you can't still be yourself. part of being a successful mother is remaining yourself. your child will be better off if you do that.

if you want to quit nursing, you owe it to yourself to see how much of you is still a nurse first. go back to work, give it an honest trial, and see how you feel.

thank you for this post. are you available for therapy? jk:)