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PippyM RN

Medical Telemetry
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PippyM is a RN and specializes in Medical Telemetry.

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  1. PippyM

    Miserable New Grad

    I spoke with my manager and she said I could try switching to days. I’m going to try that for awhile and see if the helps me any. Thank you everyone!!
  2. PippyM

    Miserable New Grad

    Thank you everyone for your replies and words of encouragement! I decided to go ahead and apply for a couple clinic jobs. They all said they prefer one year of experience, but it can’t hurt to apply! Just applying for a different job makes me feel so much better, so I feel like I’m making the right decision for myself and my happiness.
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    Miserable New Grad

    I would gladly take a pay cut if it meant being less stressed! I know most nurses enjoy the 12 hour shifts, but I have a really hard time with them, so 8 hr shifts would also be a bonus to me.
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    Miserable New Grad

    Thank you for your insight! I haven't heard from anyone who has clinic experience so I appreciate your input!
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    Miserable New Grad

    I’ve heard clinics are a little less stressful and hectic! There are a few open positions at clinics around me and I know they are desperate for nurses. I’m very tempted to apply.
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    Miserable New Grad

    Thanks AxelNewRN86! I’m sorry your being bullied by a coworker, that’s awful! At this point I don’t know if I can make it a year or not. I know the way I’m going right now is not good for my mental or physical health. I work night shift, which I know doesn’t help because I have a really hard time getting sleep. But on the other hand I know I don’t want to work days where I’m at. I did most of my orientation on days and it was CRAZY busy. I’m really looking into clinic positions, but I have never had any experience in one so I have no idea if I would actually like it or not. I have a meeting coming up with my manager for other reasons, but I don’t know how to bring up how I’m feeling.
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    Miserable New Grad

    Thanks for your reply and advice FloridaRNBSN! I know others that have left the program and they weren't required to pay anything back. Even so, if I found a new position that I wasn't so unhappy in, paying the money would be fine by me!
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    Miserable New Grad

    I started my first job as a new grad resident nurse on a medical/telemetry unit in February. I just hit my six month mark and am still completely miserable where I'm at. I thought by now it would start getting at least a little better, but I just feel more miserable with each shift. I have such bad anxiety about going into work that I cry before almost every shift. I feel a little better once I start my shift, but I still feel very anxious and overwhelmed. I know the first six months to a year is really hard as a new nurse, but is it normal to feel this way? Will it get better? As part of being a resident I have a contract to stay on my floor for one year and at the hospital for 2 years. I'm to the point where I don't mind paying the fee to break the contract, I just want to be happier. I just don't think inpatient work is for me. I'm really interested in clinic work, but would that be any better? Should I stick it out and hope it gets better? Or move on and be happy again? Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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