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My motivation: a combination of boredom and the sense that I am failing myself. Can the grass really be greener somewhere else, and can I ever really feel like a success? I am a full-time nursing house supervisor, and I fill in as a procedure nurse.
And during those two years, every time I feel like I perform poorly, I want to quit and run. What typically happens is I suddenly become angry with processes that have not been fixed, careless coworkers who are still plugging away, directors who have not fixed department problems in years, and leadership that meets good advice with denial and does not understand the jobs of those beneath them. Also getting old are the constant multiple licensure renewals, computer EMR updates and training sessions, disaster trainings and drills, staff meetings, etc.
Because I wear several hats, I share weekend rotations for more than one specialty, too.
So here I sit wondering if there is any place I could work, any type of nursing I could do, any setting where two years into it I remain thrilled to be part of something bigger than me. But there is also the issue of feeling less than successful at times, not just bored or frustrated. But I still get nervous, especially with peds patients and laboring OB patients or if family members are watching or are being demanding. I perform best when alone with a patient and there is no sense of urgency.
I feel like a failure. Do I really need other people to think well of me to be able to be happy at work? Am I immature to crave positive feedback so much and to fear failure or what others think of me? I have learned every new nursing field in half the time it takes others.
I am a hands-on learner and not one to sit in long lectures and read textbooks. I would love to teach nursing students. I just realized this.
But could I ignore campus politics enough to do it for more than two years? There are so many potential issues to address in your post I barely know where to start. In many ways I can relate to your story. It all becomes part of your story and path. It also might be helpful for you to work with an RN career coach, life coach or a mental health counselor. Coaches help people assess their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, make decisions and support them on their journey. Counselors can help all of us to find our way in life, develop good life skills, overcome traits and tendencies that drag us down and explore more of our inner self.
I have used both in my life at varying times. Who knows? You might be an entrepreneur at heart. Or maybe you need to simply look in new directions for work, perhaps a more non-traditional path. Consider attending my Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar to fully explore your options and identify transferable skills. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Nurses bored at work get bored and frustrated with my nursing career and feel like I need to move on to a new specialty every couple of years. What should be my next step in the profession?
Nathan Dear Donna replies: Dear Nathan, There are so many potential issues to address in your post I barely know where to start. My best wishes, Donna Let us help you get started on your next educational journey in nursing. CE that meets your needs. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Reddit Pinterest. About the Author: Nurse. Related Posts. September 14th, 0 Comments. September 2nd, 0 Comments. August 23rd, 1 Comment. August 16th, 0 Comments. August 13th, 0 Comments. July 14th, 0 Comments. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.Nurses bored at work
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I get bored and frustrated with my nursing career and feel like I need to move on to a new specialty every couple of years. What should be my next step in the profession?