I am a brand new LPN, got licensed in Feb, applied for first job in April, was hired and started in May. The job is in a LTC/rehab facility. I have been there less than 2 months and only work 3 days per week. Up until this week I've been on the same few halls on the rehab side with a max of 14 patients. On Sunday they threw me on a new hall on the LTC side with 32 patients I'd never had before (after I'd been told I wouldnt be floated for my first 90 days there). They nurses working the halls by me were helpful but they also said that was the hardest hall in the building. I ended up with 2 med errors that were found the next day, I missed a med pass for vicodin and I gave the wrong dose of norco to a different patient. (10/325 mg instead of 7.5/325 because she had both scheduled and PRN doses available). My question is how common is this? I have no idea what the 'punishment' will be or if it will affect my job. I feel terrible, but I was so ridiculously overwhelmed on that hall and have no idea why they'd think they could put me there! Another nurse who did orientation with me is STILL orienting to that unit while I've been on my own on the rehab side since 5 days prior to my start day. I feel like a crappy nurse already.