I've been working as a new RN for 2 months now, I am still on orientation. Basically I have 3-4 patients/day somtimes up to 5 patients. I work 12 hours shift, however it is very hard for me to take my break and my lunch because everything seems to be behind. My problem is when I get home from work I still think about my patients and what happens on that day and often it affects my sleep at night. I wonders is it normal feeling? I feel too overwhelming right now, but I haven't thought about quitting yet becuase being a nurse was my dream when I was young. Could you please give me some encouragement and advises how to keep up with my work and my time time managenment.
Thank you very much for your response.