kudos to all the poster on here who are sticking it out and to the poster who said just keep showing up to grind it out for a year. its funny if you look to where most the new grad hiring is doing its on tele or cardiac stepdown floors!
crazy isnt it that all that worrying and crying IS TOTALLY NORMAL for a new grad (even old grad like me) especially on a cardiac unit.
cardiac nursing is HARD WORK but if you keep at it, you find yourself STILL WORRYING STILL ANXIOUS it keeps you on your toes, but also wears you out hence high turnover, you will find yourself able to think through situations (chest pain, vtach, starting/titrating gtts) that would scare the beejeezus out of most nurses except for actual ICU nurses.
the whole thing is not normal! feeling this way and it may even get worse the more you learn the more anxious you may get. and it seems counterintuitive. more time on unit yet i became more worried! but it happens then it plateaus and you may feel alitte more confident but still anxious!
nature of the beast. anxiety and cardiac nursing i swear.
come here to vent, find nurse friends to vent,, keep showing up, and if it all gets too much you have a right to choose another specialty or career remember that.
for now worry and anxiety show me that you care and must have some well tuned critical thinking skills.