I'm a new graduate nurse, RN BSN, graduated in May, hired in June, working Med/Surg up until now. To be frank, I feel like a failure. My senior year preceptorship went great, and I had thought that I would be up to the challenge of working that I knew was coming. But like I heard a Army private say upon his first deployment to Iraq, [despite all the training and preparation] "there is really nothing that can prepare you for this."
I feel like I am fumbling, bumbling, and one move away from disaster all day long. Everyone on my floor has been supportive and helpful, but their frustration is growing, and I right now just can't do it all.
May the Lord help me, because I am breaking.