I'm a brand new nurse and I've been working at a hospital for about 3 weeks now. I was hired for nights but they mostly orient new nurses on days. I have only oriented on days so far but I had a major conflict with one of my preceptors. Yeah, that's a whole other story! Our supervisors told us to be sure to let them know if we had ANY problems so I took that opportunity to let them know it wasn't working out with Super Weird at all so waalaa! New schedule.
On short notice, though, there weren't many preceptors available on days so I agreed to work tonight and tomorrow night. I'm nervous but I'm also excited because I was hired for nights and I wanted to work nights in the hopes that it will be a calmer environment and also for the PAY PREMIUM!
I have never worked a night shift in my life.
I slept all night last night and then TRIED to sleep today. I took 2 Benadryl and tried to sleep for about 6 hours but I don't think I really got a whole lot of sleep in that time so please, WISH ME LUCK!