So, I have finished studying Nursing this year. Which was such an accomplishment! (Well done guys!) and have been working in my now role as a GI nurse for 2 months.
I have a preceptor but haven't been working with her much/hardly at all. She's lovely but doesn't really have the time to talk.
I've 'missed' the preceptorship course (student nurse to staff nurse transition courses) which I will be starting in April. So basically i'm a staff nurse now but will be a junior staff nurse in April (if that makes sense). So that's what my line manager has told me and basically feel like I've been thrown off a boat into the middle of nowhere and feel like I have to get on with it.
I'm not afraid to ask questions or say I need help but there's one issue..
I cannot shut off at night after my shift has finished. Is this normal? I can't help but think oh my gosh. Have I done that? Have I done this? Is that patient alright?
Especially if my patient was septic (I hope there are alright.. etc..) I've spoken to fellow newly qualified's and they said they all feel the same but they can sleep at night.
I struggle and manage on 2/3 hours each night. I've been told that it's normal but for 2 months? Is this?
I've moved from my study area into a totally different hospital trust where I'm unfamiliar with the paperwork. All the nurses who see it say it's fine but I still get the feeling that there's something missing.
Is it just me? Opinions please!