Published Oct 4, 2003
"I've been never so happy and so depressed".
Hi! Probably my concerning doesn't fit in your system (That which I guess might have many holes, but compared with ours there is an abyss of difference).
I'm an Argentinean RN, BSN, right now it would be hard to define in which area should I consider my self being specialist. "Probably being specialist in none". From march 2003 I'm awaiting the CGFNS approval to fly to Florida to take my NCLEX.
Meanwhile, I moved from my place to my parents place (400 Km away) and start working in a local Clinic as a "Good for everything Nurse". ER, Surgical, Medical, Pediatrics, Maternity, Reception of new born in partum-room, Neonatology, Sometimes mixed on the same area (elder patient, medical and surgical adults, pediatrics and patients in labor or aborting). Please don't be judgmental, just consider that we stand on a broken economy.
Now, every time after working for long, only in Maternal-child Nursing, when I'm asked to work with Surgical-Medical adults I experience a strong depression. Stress undermines me as never before and many times I've had the sudden impulse of quitting and going home.
(It would take much space to tell my story but to abbreviate I just will say that as a male-nurse I had not many opportunities to work with pediatrics except for two years as paramedic on ambulances).
I feel really alone, although I understand this experience can enrich me as professional and as a human being.
"I would appreciate any angle on a similar experience".
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