I began working in a rehab/ long term care facility 7 month ago, it was my first job after graduating and I was giving 3 weeks of orientation. However, most nurse need to stay about an hour or two after the shift ends to finish up paper work and documentation because of money I was always told I was unable to stay and learn he documentation during orientation days. I am not a nurse of the rehab unit caring for 24 demanding residents with little help from cnas. I work day shift 4 days a week never get a lunch or break and constantly running around trying to get everything done in time so the next shift does not have to wait for me to get off the cart. I am usually done with medications on time but with treatments and call doctors and pharmacies for medications that are not correct or not in on time I can not walk off the unit and sit down to do my notes and documentations until 1 hour after my schedule day. I am not the only nurse that this happens too, we have come to agreement that we feel unsafe caring for that many demanding residents at one time and have discussed with DON who repeatedly tells us she is trying to get another nurse on the floor. Residents have complained that they are not seen enough by the nurse that their medications are never sent in time from the pharmacy and that there are to many residents for the little staff the facility provides. I have been told multiple time by families that they brought concerns up to other shift nurses and because the lack of time nothing was done for their family members. Communications is a big problem also, between admissions and doctors and nurses on the floor. I guess I'm trying to get at is if this is a normal situation for rehab/ LTC facilities or is it because I'm still a new nurse that I feel so hectic and runners down every day?