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SO I has my LPN for few years now. I started in a position that I loved. The docs I worked with like me, the supervisors giving good review and the I has good realtionships with the pts Of course there were time I made mistakes but were delt with and moved on

just over a year ago I decided to take a new position for the challenge. telphone nursing. I have stuggled with it ever since and have been called in to the supervisors office freq. this is the first job I have when I have not been face to face with people

I think I have found my weakness in nursing and or a position I should not have taken. I am thinking of trying to find a differnt job but it seems so diffcult in the time

Nursing is the best fit- I love working with pt and helping people. I was told by person in leadership they wonder about my critical thinking skills

It seems I have gone from one extreme to another as far as performance, evals, job satisfaction

so the question how to make a change with recent bad reviews. has any one else had a trouble in a position how has any one else dealt with something like thi

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Has 9 years experience. Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU.

Not every area of nursing is perfect for everyone. It doesn't make you a failure or a bad nurse, it just means telephone nursing is not the best place for you.

The best advice I can give you is to start applying for other jobs and be honest during your interview. When you're asked why you are leaving your current job, say something like "Telephone nursing really helped me develop great critical thinking and communication skills. In telephone nursing, you have to learn to assess the patient without seeing them. You need to think on your feet and know the right questions to ask in order to best help the patient. While I definately benefitted from this position, I miss providing direct patient care. I believe that my experience and skills would be a great fit with your facility."

As far as your reviews are concerned, be open to constructive criticism. Ask your manager what you can do better and how you can improve. Be the best that you can be while you are employed there, but start hunting for a position that suits you better. :)

Ashley I could not have said it better.


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