I had just graduated from ADN School (2.86) and I walked on the floor, as a GN (would not have mattered if I were bsn, nsn) money was the same.
I was charge, had 42 patients, one LPN and two aides and 22 IV's.
First thing, I walked into a room and saw a woman whose IV had come apart and blood was dripping on floor. I freaked and froze, my mind filled with sterile teqniques and many other things. A nurse walked by me, put the ends back together and walked out.
By 11:00 AM I had my 8 O'Clocks set up. Walked into the first room, dropped something, bent down to pick it up, med tray caught edgeof nightstand as I looked up at all the pills in the air, landing back in the wrong cups.
Between all of this I had to maintain IV flow on 22 IV's and started two IV's.
Ileft at shifts end so fast I took the narcotic keys home withme, when they called for me to return them I had security come and get them.
Then I sat wondering if it was worth it.