2 years as nurse tech.
Graduated Dec. '11.
Worked as RN for 5 months in Psych.
Tonight I just worked my first agency position. It was the hardest I've ever worked to make money. I'm completely spent, yet I feel I did not provide the care the patients deserved.
I've worked with a Pyxis and electronic charting during most of my hospital experience and this facility I worked at tonight used med carts and paper MARS.
"Oh, so that random, unlabeled obscure binder in the corner is where the vitals are...thanks"
"Which key out of 10 opens the narcotics box?"
I feel pressured to continue to work with the agency because I have no other source of income and money is getting thin. I've applied to SO many positions and haven't even got an interview. Not sure if I should continue to work agency or not..