Well I have been working the last few days at my new job in LTC. It is a bit overwhelming and I have been shadowing 3 different nurses over the last 6 days. Here is my issue, next weekend they want me to start working on the cart alone (keep in mind the fact that I have not been able to do any hands on training with the nurses that I am shadowing) doing charting, treatments, admissions, discharges etc but without help. I have expressed my concern about not feeling ready to go out on my own just yet because I have not had sufficient training in my opinion. Just out of curiosity, how long was your training when you started in LTC? The workload does not bother me, I just want to make sure that I am trained correctly so that I can do my job safely.
Thanks for any an all advice and tips on how to get through this.