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Regretting swatching department

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by Pmp606 Pmp606 (New) New Student

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I recently switched department (med-surg to ER) and I’m totally regretting doing it. 
It’s my second week of orientation and I just don’t feel like being on the floor. 
I‘m an introvert so I get easily overwhelmed and anxious with the commotion. 
I decided to try for ER because I felt like needed a change and few of my coworker who switched to ER convinced me to join them. 
I don’t know what to do.... any advice?

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EDNURSE20 has 3 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ED, med-surg, peri op.

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It’s your second week! Give it a chance. Once you are more experienced it won’t seem as overwhelming. 

I changed from float pool, but considered myself a med/surg nurse, to the ER early April, and I’m only just finding myself. When I first started I had days where I thought, OMG! What have I done. Other days I loved. Getting off orientation helped, and the more confident I get the more I’m enjoying it.

Give yourself time. wait Till after covid to decide, things are not same, wait and see the department run as usual.

 

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Another way to look at it is the faster you inform your manager, the quicker and easier it will be for them to reverse the change.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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New department jitters/discomfort is very normal. Give it a decent chance before jumping ship.

 

On a side note: When I saw the title of your post I was wondering if you regretted gifting your new department with watches....😁

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4 hours ago, Pmp606 said:

I decided to try for ER because I felt like needed a change and few of my coworker who switched to ER convinced me to join them. 

This is sort of a weak reason to get involved in the ED chaos, to be straightforward about it.

On the one hand, you don't have to go through life always staying in your comfort zone. Challenges are good. OTOH, if "organized chaos" is not and has never been something you can successfully manage or even remotely enjoy, this is going to be very difficult and possibly rather unpleasant. 

If your reason for going to ED was some internal motivation about becoming involved in that area specifically, that would be one thing. But it sounds like you were a little curious about branching out and so tried someone else's suggestion without considering that it might be a poor fit for who you are.

No shame, no harm done. Think it through and make a good solid decision for yourself.

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