Hi, I have been a nurse for only 2 years now.
I remember feeling so stressed and even stupid!
(well I still have those feelings/just not as often!)
I still learn something new each day...but I can assure you that is does
get easier. It really just takes time.
I learned so much from the nurse aids (and still do)...
Be easier on yourself..this is a high stress profession that nursing school
cannot prepare you for...Remember to also focus on all the things that you did RIGHT
during your shift for your pts...and how you did the best you can...
Thank you for caring about your performance and your pts...it sounds like you are a great nurse! Hang in there.