is nursing for me?

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by miragal miragal (New) New

Hi everyone,

I've been a nurse now for around 7 years, i worked 6 years in Med-Surg. I now after 2 kids have started working in a Pedeatric clinic. The work is alot slower than at yhe med department. Lately , I 've been feeling that I don't have what it takes to be a nurse, I'm a very friendly kind person, but I'm awful at drawing bolod from kids, I've been at this clinic for 5 monthes and I keep missing the veins, It hurts me so bad to know that I'm hurting these kids, and they are so innocent.I am so afraid to make a mistake on someone.

I have always been hysterical about making mistakes(with calculations - I'm terrible at Math), but now my fears have just escalated.Iam also put by myself alot at the clinic,when I am used to working as ateam, always having someone to consult with.

Am I in the right profession?

Aongroup1990

Aongroup1990, CNA

Has 1 years experience. 332 Posts

You're not a bad person. You must be doing something right. Just keep going, and keep your self-confidence. Obviously, you have had experience in nursing for 6 years so it may just be for you. I can't even get my foot in the door let alone obtain or earn a job because I am a student. You seem to have alot of experience to me that you are compassionate and caring towards children. It's so easy to be hard on ourselves. You're doing a great job. Keep it up, and if you want to talk more message me Im all ears as well.

miragal

miragal

13 Posts

Thanks so much for he kind words. You are a student and have a your whole life to be a nurse, you'll get that job soon enough!!!