Scary feeling, isn't it?
I'm a new grad, too, as of Dec., and NCLEX a moth ago. I'm grateful I'm not let loose on a busy med-surge ward, though...
(although I'd sure like to get there one day). Right now learning all the RN responsibilities at my dialysis clinic is enough. Been there 6 years as a tech, and somehow, everyone thinks that because I've BEEN there 6 years, I just kinda absorbed everything I'm 'sposed to know now by osmosis ! They don't give much thought to the fact that as a tech, I just concentrated on being a tech.. and pretty much let the nursing end of it pass me by. I'd sure like to have some REAL orientation !
Talked to my DON about it, and she had to admit, she and everyone else are so used to seeing me there, they just kinda assumed I knew everything !
NOT ! So we're working on all that now.
Good luck to you ! You'll get there. I'm tempted to say "trial and error", but error isn't something we can afford with our patients !
That's what makes it so scarrrrrrrry !!!