Look at what you like and what you donot like. You will need to change your thinking. Find a way to see the tihngs you hate and turn it around to project something good or different and then find a way to deal with it. Most times it's all in your mind and if we can change our thinking , we might fine a way to deal with indifferences. I know it is a little deep but it works. Try not to listen to the negative-people or ideas. You also need to give it more time and tell yourself you are not going to cry on your way home. Keep your thoughts on your family and how blessed you are to get through another day. Good luck. Romona
Nursing isnít for everyone. To be a nurse, you need to have the compassion and desire to help others. You also need to be able to tolerate the pain and death you could see on a daily basis. Itís not an easy job to be sure, but for those who truly love it, nursing is the most rewarding career you could ever have. Also in work time long hours the smile is always there to release the stress or pain.
I was just curious what state you live in, and if you could elaborate a little more on what exactly you dislike about the unit? Like the other nurse above mentioned, is it the staff, the work load, the hours, the actual tasks you have to perform as a nurse, how is staffing, what is the nurse to patient ratio, on a high risk floor, do you have any techs to help you, is there a charge nurse that is willing to answer questions that you may have or does she seem bothered when she is approached?
I think u should stay there for a year and then move on. Do not quit until u have another job to go to
It's been several months now since you posted this. I do hope that things are much better for you and that you are feeling more comfortable in your job.
If you're still posting here--please post an update! Thanks.
I know exactly how you feel. When I graduated last year I couldn't find a job, so I took one in a nursing home. I was miserable there for 1 month. I was not treated well, not enough support as a new grad, and hated every minute of it. People told me to stick it out for a year. I asked my mother one day and she told me to quit. It was the best decision I made, I felt horrible because I didn't have a job lined up. But guess what? I found one 2 days later on craigs list!!! Do what you need to do to feel safe.
So I also hate my job. I work at a small town community hospital on the med/surg floor. But it really isn't "med/surg" We see everything, cancer, pediatrics, OB, end of life patients, telemetry, cardiac, surgeries, dementia, withdrawals, etc. So it can get a little crazy. I chose this job on purpose right out of nursing school for the experience. But lately I think all the stress of taking 8 patients at a time with little to no help is just catching up with me. But that is the good thing about nursing, when you get burned out in one area there are others for you to try out. I applied for a school nurse position last week and am really hoping to hear back from them. But I plan on talking to the L&D manager at the same hospital I work at to see if there is room for me over there next week. They only take up to 4 patients and have computer charting, which we don't have on the floor. So I am looking into other opportunities for now.
Don,t stay if you hate it or you will just end up getting sick yourself.Look around for another speciality.Small units are usually better.Try to give it at least 6 months though.Try to find out what it is that you are struggling with.Don,t worry things do get better.
They say, "you'll never have to work a day in your life if you love what you do" or something to that effect.
If you are really "miserable" like you say you are, please, get outta there NOW. You will not do justice to the profession and to your patients. Apparently, you entered into nursing profession solely for monetary reasons. I do not mean to imply that others, like myself, have entered into nursing profession solely for altruistic reasons. But I do love what I do and it shows.
I don't know how you got the idea that the OP went into nursing solely for financial gain. I reread her posts and saw nothing that indicated that at all.
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give yourself sometime with the job as its new for you it will be a bit difficult but i know you will over come again just don't quit remember patience and hard work is the key for the job we are doing so don't quit give your best you will be the best....All the best
Oh my... so sad. I think we need to know some specifics. Before you jump into Nursing, it looks very romantic and dramatic.
But, bottom line, it's flippin' hard work! It literally took me decades to find a job I loved, but there are still many days I would rather stay under the covers. High risk OB will get you a job somewhere in basic OB. Probably the nicest place to work.
I want to know why you chose nursing. I see many people going into nursing because of the salary and job security. Pretty sure that you will be less than happy if that's the case. If you're new, then you have probably heard that "nurses eat their young." I sometimes feel that we are just canibals. You need a mentor and soon!
I ended up working with a recruiting agency to help me get a job I would enjoy. Maybe you should try that route. I went thru United Anesthesia mainly b/c I figured they would pair me up with the right company for my personality. I always hate looking for jobs and doing it on my own b/c you only have what the company tells you to base your decision on and sometimes I think companies lie to get you. So working with a staffing agency was def my best decision b/c I love my job.
You can google "United Anesthesia" if you want to give a staffing agency a try. I think they work with companies all over the US.