I am a new grad RN with no medical background except for nursing school. I've had 3 days orientation to my new job at a LTC facility. Tonight will be my first shift alone, on a shift I've never worked, as charge nurse over about 20 patients (just me and 2 techs on my hall).
I feel if anything goes wrong, I have no clue what to do (my orientation days have been a breeze, nothing happening at all.) I do not feel ready for tonight at all. I'm scared to death, honestly! I feel like I'm on the verge of an anxiety attack whenever I think about my shift tonight.
Any advice or words of encouragement are appreciated!
Apr 15, '14
I absolutely feel your pain. It's really scary, especially with only the 3 days orientation.
Last edit by studiodelmar on Apr 15, '14
: Reason: mistake