I'd just like some advise from all of you with experience in nursing. I'm a new grad who started working on a renal/med-surgical unit at the end of January. So far, my orientation has been miserable. I'm overwhelmed which makes me frustrated and makes it hard to stay focused,not to mention that I'm not very fast with skills and I find myself trying to catch up all day. The majority of the time I don't take lunches and yet stay over charting for about an hour. The feedback I'm getting from my preceptor is not very positive, even when I think I've had a good day. Nuring school was good for me and I passed with a 3.0 avg. but yet the reality of floor nursing is a challenge!!!!I go to work with a stomach and come home in tears almost every day. I'm starting to bring it home and it's beginning to affect my personal life. I'm ready to turn in my stethescope and call it quits!Maybe nursing just isn't for me....
There's got to be something else out there that I can do with a BSN.
Any advice is WELCOME!