Hi I just wanted some tips and advice.
So I'm a newly graduate and started my nursing job In November! So far so good I am really enjoying myself, however 3 months in and I've made silly medication errors and that has completely knocked my confidence. On top of that I was on a night shift not long ago and was asked to move to another ward as there were no patients on my unit! I was allocated 15 patients for the whole night, and ended up not realizing my patient could potentially be deteriorating (aki, oedema, catheter but no urine draining) obs were stable but he was on lots of fluids but was not passing urine! Anyway I didn't escalate until the morning ( guided by the nurse in charge). I just keep thinking as a student or text book I would've picked this up straight away, escalated it to the doctors etc. I'm so overwhelmed, ended up crying & apologizing to the NIC for my mishaps& on my journey home that morning!! I just don't know what's going on with me, it's just one thing after another knocking my confidence and even making me think whether or not I'm capable to be a nurse
is this normal? Any tips on ways to overcome these situations and not be too harsh on myself?
I normally work on coronary care, but due to having no inpatients I was moved to care of the elderly ward. Yes I was responsible for 15 patients bare in mind that this is a completely new hospital, still getting to the the policies etc and first graduate job!
Last edit by Welshy101 on Jan 13