SORRY THIS IS LONG, I had to vent!!!!!
Hey, I'll start off by officially introducing myself....I graduated from nursing school
in may and am working as an RN on a pediatric and orthopedic floor at a 180 bed hospital. I just had the worst weekend ever!!! Saturday we were short one nurse, I was given one of the toughest assignments, and got limited help with my admission even though I helped the other 2 nurses with their admissions throughout the night. I also overheard the other nurses gossiping about me putting too much off on our CNA....I try my absolute hardest not to ask her to do things for me unless I cannot do them at that time. I put one of my patiets on the bed pan 6 times overnight without asking her help at all! Only once did I ask her to do it and that was because I was putting a foley in and buck's traction on my new admit. The next two nights went only a little bit better. Last night, I was given a patient that in my opinion was the most critical on our floor and should have been given to a more experienced nurse. I also got in trouble becasue out of the 3 CNA's that worked throughout the night, 2 of them are amazingly wonderful and I have complete respect for them. The other one has a work ethic that leaves a little to be desired, and she put one of my patients on a bed pan and took her off leaving a large wad of toilet paper stuck to her behind....I find it later and am in trouble with my supervisor because I didn't find it sooner than I did....YIKES....I hate to complain...I'm not wanting them to give me special treatment or anything...I just feel like now that I'm not being precepted anymore and have tried to do my best and be confident I am getting dumpped on...Is this normal...I hate asking for help now because of the gossiping...What can I do to earn more respect? Thanks for listening and letting me vent to y'all!