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  1. Anxiety Makes Me Want to Quit

    I have been a nurse for about a year now. I work in a physical rehabilitation hospital where I work with mainly elderly. My work position is the kind where I am every day in a different floor depending on the hospital's needs, in exchange I don't do ...
  2. I’ve been a med surg RN for nearly 40 yrs and have recently started a new position in an outpatient eye surgery center. While my former job was extremely stressful, I felt completely competent, was the “go to” person for everyone and the time flowed...
  3. Anxiety, depression and job hopping

    I've thought about posting this for some time. I'm sure there will be some who comment the usual "suck it up buttercup" response, but this post is for anyone out there who faces shame, self loathing, self reproach and fear trying to work consistently...
  4. Orientation Not Going Well

    Hey all. First of all, thank you for this wonderful website I have to say. So I'm trying not to write an entire long drawn out story but, I'll end up doing it anyway. I am struggling. I recently got an outpatient nurse job. I have high anxiety ...
  5. I’m a new grad nurse who graduated in March but severe debilitating anxiety is stopping me from working . I see a therapist regularly, however therapy is not helping. I was also prescribed meds which I REFUSE to take due to possible side effects. At ...
  6. Increased Anxiety Before Work

    I’ve been a nurse for 2 years now at a busy neuro stepdown unit. I’ve never experienced anxiety before work as a new grad. However, I’ve been experiencing increased anxiety recently, mostly before work to the point I cannot sleep. There were many day...
  7. Anyone else ever deal with a case of the Sunday Scaries? ? The intense overwhelm that consumes you before taking on a new week. The fear of the unknown. The dread of the weekend yet again nearing an end. We’ve all been there and I think we as n...
  8. Anxiety over Patient Care

    Hello I am new grad nurse thats only been working for about 6 months. When this particular incident happened I had been off orientation for about 2 months. I had this post op GYN 60 y/o f who just had a hysterectomy and was DTV at about 12pm and then...
  9. The ebb and flow of life bring moments of peace and contentment. Occasionally, stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, especially when faced with change, challenge and difficult decisions. Everyday events, children going to school, job promot...
  10. I wanted to ask for input here on what you have seen help your elementary students with T1D, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety as far as 504 plans. edited to add food allergies. not sure how I could forget about them. peanut treenut and egg. he does not self ca...
  11. Depression + Anxiety as a Nurse

    Hi guys, I’ve had depression & anxiety for many years, if not forever really. I am very worried about my mental health affecting my nursing ability. I am currently in lvn/lpn school, doing well. Should I just drop out and be a CNA? Thanks guys &...
  12. Chief Complaint "My son died a month ago. He was stationed in Afghanistan. I think I'm still in shock. For the last few weeks I haven't slept well. I keep waking up in the middle of the night, my heart pounding, out of breath, and now on top of t...
  13. Anyone get anxiety prior to their shift?

    As a new Nurse I have been dealing with it. When I was a student it was fine because the instructors were there to help. I arrive to work early. I sit in my car in the parking lot thinking about the shift and not knowing whats going to happen. I...
  14. Dear Nurse Beth, I'm not sure if I should be a nurse anymore? So maybe it is more of an anxiety issue or just completely want to let go of nursing. I am a 28 yr old whose got around 5 years of nursing experience. I have tried multiple...
  15. Anxiety Over Past Mistakes

    I am searching for some guidance. I can not get over some mistakes I have made YEARS ago. Simply because they seem so damn stupid to me now. For example, I keep replaying this patient scenario... I was in my early 20's and my first year as a CNA...
  16. Mindfulness

    INTRODUCTIONTownsend (2009) describes anxiety as an overarching worry or "feelings of uncertainty and helplessness" (p. 15) Anxiety is placed on a continuum from mild to panic and associated with perceptual alterations that range from established cop...
  17. Hi all, I am looking for some thoughts here on the high-anxiety I’m facing as a new grad RN. I work in a busy inner-city ER that sees a fair amount of COVID, as well as a high amount of psych disorders in our local population; this area also serves o...
  18. Our lives are filled with unrest. Unless you live on a secluded island, you are exposed daily to news of economic strife, poverty, disease, natural disasters, violence and the list goes on. It’s enough to cause anyone to lose hope, and nurses are not...
  19. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    The Hidden Weight of Worry

    Don't worry, be happy. This carefree song emphasized not letting worries steal our happiness. If only it were so easy to completely forget our worries and smile. Sometimes we might think we've done just that. It might seem that there is no reason not...
  20. Recently, it has come to my attention that MDs have been targeted for over prescribing narcotics for pain control. My mother has become one of the victims of these new laws that have made it difficult for primary care physicians to assist patients wi...
  21. Fear and Anxiety

    The only two stores that I go to are the grocery store and the gas station. People are not wearing a mask or gloves. I asked one man at a grocery store, (who wasn't wearing a mask or gloves), "Aren't you scared about getting the coronavirus?" He sai...
  22. bbear2102

    My Experience With Burnout

    For me it started four years ago. Like many nurses I was experiencing burn out. I had been a critical care nurse for six years in a large university medical center. In the beginning I started to feel a lot of anxiety when at work. I had the skill and...
  23. After five years at the bedside working in a Trauma ICU, I look back fondly on my time in nursing school. I recall walking into the Trauma Unit as a practicum student, listening to report on a young gunshot wound patient, and feeling terrified. Model...
  24. Examples of what I mean by investigations on floors... There is a fall and they weren't wearing hip protectors ... missing signatures on narcotic counts sometimes police involved ... medications haven't been given ... a bruise or pressure ulcer ...
  25. Hello everyone, I hope it's okay to soundboard here. I passed the NCLEX in CA on April 1. I've now been ward clerk for 3 days "orientating", and while I did get some experience (first foley!) and learned the MAR/charting a little more, I'm...