I cried

  1. I am a new grad in a nursing home and the job is so demanding, yesterday I cried because I had so much work to get done. First I had 2 admissions, and the doctor had visit so tons of chat to check and pick up orders, plus I had to do and chat 24 hours report. Well when I went to work my ADN was upset because the night nurse complaint that I did not pick up some of the oders, my God I never get a lunch break, she was screaming so hard, I felt huniliated, I started to cry, then the inservice coordinator call me and said I need to manage my time well, I always clock out after 11, because there is so much to get done, please help me tell me how can I manage my time well, thanks guys
    Last edit by RNKay31 on Nov 17, '06
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   jmgrn65
    Nursing homes are difficult because it is just you, very little support.
    First of all you should not be screamed at by anyone in your workplace!!!!! Not especially your ADN, can you talk to the DON? Me personally I would find another place to work, one that can be more supportive.
    I don't have much advise on how to manage your time, because it sounds like too much work for one person. Good Luck
  4. by   GeminiTwinRN
    I'm sorry, that sounds awful!

    Good luck in whatever you decide, but I definitely wouldn't put up with being yelled at.
  5. by   skittlebear
    Find another job!!! No one should ever have to put up with that cr_p!!! That makes me angry just reading it!!!
  6. by   Spatialized
    Get a new job as soon as you can! I too just started in a SNF and am overwhelmed, nearly walked out my first day of orientation, but stuck it out and am beginning to feel a little better. In the back of my head when it comes down to it, is that it's my name on the license and if there is a problem, it's my butt on the line, so I'm going to do what needs to be done to be done right, even if it takes longer than anticipated or scheduled. If the facility can't deal with that, then it is their problem and you need to get out before something worse happens!
    Good luck though!
    Cheers,
    Tom
  7. by   RNKay31
    Quote from jmgrn65
    Nursing homes are difficult because it is just you, very little support.
    First of all you should not be screamed at by anyone in your workplace!!!!! Not especially your ADN, can you talk to the DON? Me personally I would find another place to work, one that can be more supportive.
    I don't have much advise on how to manage your time, because it sounds like too much work for one person. Good Luck
    That is so true, I am trying to find another place to work, and I have contacted a hospital who is willing to hire me.
  8. by   RNKay31
    Quote from leslasic
    I'm sorry, that sounds awful!

    Good luck in whatever you decide, but I definitely wouldn't put up with being yelled at.
    Thanks for your advise
  9. by   RNKay31
    Thanks to everyone for your words of encouragement and advise
  10. by   suzanne4
    This is the exact reason why you will never, ever hear me recommending a facility like this to a new grad or to a new foreign nurse coming to the US.

    You do not get the orientation that you need and require and are thrown out to the wolves much too soon.

    Nursiing school does not prepare you for this, your learning curve is just beginning and you need the proper orientation just as a start. And not legal responsibility for more than thirty patients on your shift.
  11. by   RNKay31
    Quote from suzanne4
    This is the exact reason why you will never, ever hear me recommending a facility like this to a new grad or to a new foreign nurse coming to the US.

    You do not get the orientation that you need and require and are thrown out to the wolves much too soon.

    Nursiing school does not prepare you for this, your learning curve is just beginning and you need the proper orientation just as a start. And not legal responsibility for more than thirty patients on your shift.
    Thanks Suzanne, that is so true, they expect so much from you, and a nursing home is no place for a new grad, or a foreign nurse who just came to the USA, it is just so much work, I work on the Vent Unit, and the workload is too much, it is only 20 patient census, but they are totally bedridden, and ventt dependent, thanks for your advise
  12. by   DolphinRN84
    Hi Kay. Definitely get out of there while you can! That's definitely a very bad place to start. Take care!!
  13. by   RNKay31
    I will definitely get out of this place, thanks Lena
  14. by   pagandeva2000
    What is scary to me is that I am wondering if the situation would be much better in a new place. I am not trying to throw a cloud on the parade...it just makes me wonder. People are highly overworked from what I have read here and what I have seen for many years. I wish you luck!!

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