Nursing is my second career. I spent quite a few years in information systems/computers. It tended to be a task-oriented field, in that you had an overall plan broken down into tasks and due dates. I would think this is partially true of nursing, but I know it's not the big picture. I get a little befuddled working in the hospital because I'm still in the "task oriented" mindset, and have trouble managing my time when I have to constantly switch gears. How do you give morning meds which include a IV antibiotics and crushed meds, AND 3 admits AND 2 discharges AND a blood transfusion AND assessments AND charting and ....whatever else?
Experienced nurses - help! Are there any ex-I.T. people out there turned RN that can give me advice for switching from a task-oriented mindset to a "nurse mindset"?
Should I have a brain sheet on each patient, or one sheet with 6 patients, or what?
Thanks for any advice you may have.