Whew, graduated in May...started on a busy med-surg floor end of June. I knew the first 6 months to a year would be hard...but I feel like I am about to go under at any moment. I run around like a chicken with their head cut off trying to keep up with orders, med administration, trying to reach docs, learning procedures, etc. I usually sit down to chart after I give report to the next shift. I dread going to work....I'll have 3-4 days off and all I have on my mind is going back. I never sit down, I inhale lunch, I usually stay an hour to an hour and a half late. I only have one more week on days, then I go nights. I hope this will help as I am at a teaching hospital and there won't be 30 residents/ med students hovering about hogging all of my charts. But then, I am worried about my cicadian rhytm being all screwed up! What the heck was I thinking going to nursing school
? I hate this. I plan on getting my floor experience and moving on, if I can make it that long! Thanks for letting me vent!