I have only been a nurse since May 2011. I have been off orientation for a month now, but I am still so cautious and timid. I don't want to make a mistake or leave work undone. I work nights!
Now that I am on my own I have to question everything I do (i.e. meds, explanations to patients, decisions that I make). Examples, a day nurse left me in chaos, should I have told her to stay and help me with the choas that she created? A nurse questioned the way I choose to give my medication (protonix x 72 hours on a primary line going at 8mg/hr with another primary NS going at 100ml/hr to keep her well hydrated, Both y-sited below iv pump. She was old) do I tell her that I called the pharmacist and he okayed my decision and also sought additional feedback from my coworkers?
I just wanna know when do you start to feel confident? Not so timid? 1 Year? 2? Please, any advice is great I am so stressed.