I had read story after story after story of the new grad nurse having the breakdown on the way home after a particularly bad day/week or heck even every day on some units! Reading it so much, I guess I'm not surprised I finally had my day.
I precepted on the unit I was hired onto and thought I knew what I was getting into. I have been on orientation for approx 5 weeks now and I've had only one good shift. This week has been particularly bad. And I mean just terrible bad. (although, it has been said this week that thank goodness there are two of us b/c one nurse couldn't do it all - but I don't know if that is just to make me feel better or if it's the truth)
I am just feeling so frustrated and overwhelmed. I am a 2nd career nurse and hate going from my previous job where I trained newbies to feeling so clueless every day. I just hate feeling the way I do now. I know it will get better. I guess I was just kinda hoping to not feel quite so...overwhelmed/scared/frustrated...