I came to nursing as a second career. Nursing school
in middle age was not easy, but I graduated 4th in my class. I was hired as a NICU nurse but was told that while I did everything correctly, my pace was too slow. Now I am orienting in a different hospital in Med-Surg, and while I feel it is going much better than the NICU, I'm starting to sense that my preceptor and manager are still concerned about my progress, mostly in time management. Do I need to get out of the hospital environment? Is there a less acute setting that a new grad can be employed at? Has anyone else out there entered nursing in middle age and also struggled?