So as the title says i'm feeling overwhelmed at my first RN job. I just ended my first week and physically/mentally i'm EXHAUSTED. We have a 20 pt load which i have never dealt with, we do have cna's who take care of peri care, I/O's, meal % documentation, etc which leaves med passes, assessments, treatments, etc up to us. I am currently orienting, but between patients continuously calling for PRN pain medication, trying to assess them, perform treatments, and trying to find time for charting I am finding myself stretched very thin. The nurses keep telling me it'll get better and i'll get faster with my work but I still feel so incredibly slow and inefficient, i'm doing my best but i feel like it's not enough. If anybody can lend some good pointers or even just some words of encouragement that would be highly appreciated.