Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was eight.
”I’ve always been passionate about caring for people and I was sure nursing was the way I could do that. I enjoyed school and got good marks but now that I’m on my first placement I just don’t find any joy in my work. I clock-watch throughout and find the work I’m doing (or, more usually, watching) tedious.
“I feel so miserable emotionally and physically all the time and I dread going to placement in the morning knowing that I’m going to be bored all day. I still want to help people but I’m beginning to question whether nursing is for me.
”Has anyone else gone through something like this?”
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