I need some advice about my current situation. I am a current LPN working in home health. I love my patient and have formed a solid foundation with his family. I like my job but at times am extremely bored and feel I could do so much more. I watch TV with my pt for about 6 hours a day! I have the opportunity to get a new job in a Dr office, which pays more and will give me the opportunity to learn. I feel terrible about leaving my pt and his family. I REALLY want this new job but am regretting telling the family that I am leaving because they have become so dependent upon me. Is there any advice you have to help me feel better? Thanks a ton!
Your sentimentality is most admirable, but frankly, it must be remembered that this is your job, and while the patient and family are close to you, they are not your family. Go for the office job; you will learn a lot at the most unexpected times. Office work, also as an LPN, was the best spot for me for 25 years, and you will meet some fantastic families who will remember you for years to come.
Pray about this, too, and see where He wants you to help others.
Best wishes to you!
MILPN80, thank you so much for responding! It feels good to have advice from a fellow nurse. I am going with the office job and will soon put in my 2 weeks with the home health agency. Im excited for this new job but I still feel very guilty for leaving. Remembering that’s it’s just a job is a big help. I will pray about it and for my fellow nurse like you. Thanks again, LPNlove.
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