Quote from elfinM
I am a new grad on a tele floor, I have been there 6 months. My problem is getting the fact that I don't know what the more experienced nurses know and that I am still learning. I don't feel like my patients are getting what they need, because I am still in the "task oriented" phase of nursing and not able to see the full picture yet. I feel the nurses with more experience are better able to care for patients than I am and I don't think it is fair to the patients. I have a wonderful group of nurses that I work with and they are all extremely helpful and supportive, as is my manager and our nursing education department. We have an RN residency program that meets once a month and they come around and check on us new grads. I could not ask for a better place for my first job. I know the problem is all mine, but any advice on how to deal with this adjustment would be helpful.
Thanks for any advice!
Frusterating isn't it..to feel like you have the ability to be a great nurse but knowing that you just need more experience. Im in a similar situation. My hosp is awesome, I couldnt have asked for a better place to work. All my co workers are great, supportive. My environment is conducive to learning. We have educators that circulate on most nights just to help new grads..
However...I still feel inadequate...i just need experience and there is no book i can read or class i can go to to hurry that process...in school it was easy, if i werent doing as well as i would have liked then i would just study more...
now, there isnt anything i can do but just keep truckin through...everytime i have to call a doc or when they round, i try to preapare myself, think what questions can they possibly ask me...never fails that no matter how much i prepare they always come with something where i have to say...i dont know. sigh.
it will get better. every night i learn something new.