Ok so I have only been an RN for just a few months, I was an LPN for more than 10 yrs. My delimma is I feel like I am placed in situations that most new RN are not placed in. I do have good strong clinical skills but as far as team leading and charge nurse responsiblities I am very insecure and feel I am expected to be able to do this no problem. So is this normal? Does this happen to others? or am I just taking this a little too seriously? I feel like I am shaking in my boots at times, I feel like I have an enormous amount of responsiblity and very little orientation for the responsiblity. Most Clinical situations I can handle its the situations that deal with pts family complaining, staff not doing what they should, and trying to help the staff that really need me vs. the staff who want to take advantage of my kindness. Not sure how to handle this.
Is this normal to feel this way? I kind of feel like Ive been thrown to the wolves at times.