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Feeling like maybe I shouldn't be a nurse :(

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by mama2 mama2 Member

mama2 specializes in Ambulatory Care/Community Health.

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I know that we all make mistakes and that we are all human, but sometimes I am so hard on myself and let my confidence get so low that I start wondering if I should be a nurse at all. I love nursing. I love what I do. But, in the same breath, nursing totally stresses me out. Anyone else out there ever feel this way? What do you do to make yourself keep going?

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Do you have any hobbies or ways to de-stress yourself? Make some room for "me time." You'll feel a ton better and happier about life.

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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How long have you been a nurse? Yes nursing is a stressful job but at some point you need to turn it off.

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mama2 specializes in Ambulatory Care/Community Health.

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I wish I could "turn it off"... that's part of my problem. I've been a nurse for 2 years now. Please tell me it will get better and that I will eventually feel more confident!

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sistrmoon has 13 years experience and specializes in Oncology.

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2 years is still quite new! I know everyone says the first year is the hardest(and I agree) but I didn't really feel like I was hitting my stride til year 5. I'm almost 8 years in now and have been in Onc all that time and feel pretty confident(although I still learn something every shift!)

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