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  1. lilly-may

    New Anxiety and Depression from Work

    I really appreciate your reply back, i'm glad you're in a better place. Hang in there. But I would really appreciate any advice you have to offer. Your story is pretty much the same position i find myself in. I'm currently in my 2nd post as a new grad RN in less than 4 months. I'm a month into this 2nd post, hoping things would change. The depression is so bad, and I know it's not going to get better. Depression only hit me in my final semester, prior to that i was a keen motivated and confident individual. Nursing is not for me and is that wrong to say. Thanks
  2. lilly-may

    New Anxiety and Depression from Work

    Hi, how did you get on? Did you leave clincial nursing short term and return.
  3. lilly-may

    I quit my job. No backup. But I feel ecstatic!

    I feel the exact same, although huge difference i am a new grad, and in my 2nd post within 3 months. I really do not enjoy it, dismissed the red flags during nursing school. Any advice? Much appreciated
  4. lilly-may

    New grad Nurse quits nursing

    Hi, I'm a new grad nurse who graduated with a bachelor's in paediatric nursing in sept 19. Throughout nursing school I had my doubts whether nursing was truly for me, I completely dreaded clincials. Never had a huge interest in anatomy and physiology but enough to complete assignments. I'm extremely introverted, not particularly a people person with very high anxiety. Which meant minimal interaction and participation in seminars. So I was also very surprised to make it to graduation, though i was a motivated and keen student nurse. During my clinical rotation I received positive feedback, but as they say you can be the most competent student nurse and still struggle as a new grad. I applied and started my first new grad job at a general busy paeds unit in Oct 19, lasted 2 months. I extended my oreintation from 3 weeks to the full 2 months i was there because i never felt confident taking on 6 patients independently. I hated it, the clinical enviroment, lack of interest in cases and working independently. The sadness took over me every single shift, even on my days off. Huge anxiety, and depressed days. Note: in my final year of nursing school i had my first stab of depression which was treated and now resolved. Missing all the red flags during nursing school. I did change my speciality and now i'm 4 weeks into my new grad post at a level 3 NICU. Oreintation is 6 weeks, and truth is nursing is not for me. My interest in A&P is not a lot which is core part to nursing, communication is key and i'm too introverted to even talk to my co workers and patients. Non clinical roles are not possible as a new grad in my region. I've given nursing 2 attempts now, surely this is enough for me to leave nursing now? I'm 23 and so unhappy. I know nursing is a well paid occupation, but my mental health and well being is affected so much. I have immense respect for nurses, and enough to know it is not for everyone. Any advice? Anyone know others in the same position. Thanks x
  5. lilly-may

    I quit during orientation.

    Hi, curious to know did it getter? As i'm in the exact same postion, Im now on my 2nd new grad job at a level 3 NICU. Previously on a paeds ward for 2 months and left after 2 months whilst on oreintation due to the same reasons as you mentioned.

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