L/D RN, 1 1/2 yr exp, 37wks preg, new job. HELP!

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by Momee4 Momee4 (New) New

I am a L&D RN, 37 weeks pregnant, just moved to FL from IL, and just started a new job 4 weeks ago. I am so frustrated because I feel as though I have lost the confidence I had in my skills since I have started the new job. I came from a level 2 facility to a level 3. It is a HUGE learning curve for me. My preceptor does nothing to aid in building my confidence. In fact, I feel as though she is agitated by the things I do not know. The system is very complicated, and still with TONS of paper charting. I feel as though I have completely regressed in my knowledge base. I am normally very quick at picking things up and remembering them, however here I am not feeling as if I am transitioning well. I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb. Not to mention, I go on maternity leave in 2 weeks. I truly want to quit, and I am ever so home sick. I have never been a quitter, and I'm doing my best to hang in there. Any advice?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I would stick it out, go on maternity leave in 2 weeks, and return to the job after your leave is over. You never know. You might have a new outlook on things after you have given birth to this baby. Good luck to you and I hope you have a safe, uneventful birthing experience!

biker nurse

biker nurse

Specializes in LTC , SDC and MDS certified (3.0). 230 Posts

I agree being preganat, moving, and starting a new job is alot. Take the maternity leave, and return to work with a whole new prospective. Hang in there.

Tinknurse2B

Tinknurse2B

84 Posts

:tinkbll:don't give up....you only have 2 weeks left....hang in there. being pregnant is an emotional roller coaster alone.....so when you add moving plus a new job....that's a bit much. take your leave and come back fresh and renewed....you'll be ok! :)