Since my job is giving me such anxiety issuess. I'm going to try nights for 6 months to see if things get better. I'm so depressed. Nursing is not meeting any of the expectations I had before I became one. I wanted to be a good nurse and actually care for my patients. I get in "trouble" from my management because I'm spending to much time talking with my patients and helping my techs out. I can't help it. The paperwork, asside from getting orders and doing nursing notes, seem so stupid and time consuming. How can you judge how your patient is doing if you don't spend some time getting to know them? On days I barely have time to look at the monitors or get on the computer to look up labs...I feel so terrible. I feel like I'm a crappy nurse. I panic when things start going awire and freeze up. I'm becomming one of those crazy panicy nurses that got on my nerves when I was a tech. I don't want that. I hope going to nights can help me some. I've been on days for 6mo and I'm going to get it in my head to stick with nights at least 6mo. But if things don't get better for me I think I might quit nursing....I wonder what normal jobs you can get with a nursing degree?