I was wondering, if any nurses out there are going through what I am?
I have been qualified for just over ten months and still feel like I am a rubbish nurse!
I work in a very fast paced clinical area and I'm worried about everything. I worry that my documentation isn't good enough, due to the speed we have to get things done, to the point where I have re written it in what I think to be a more professional sounding manner, which obviously takes more time to do. I constantly worry I haven't signed for medication, knowing that I have, and I am absolutely terrified of the day I am signed off on my IV course because I won't have that added comfort I am being supervised. I just want to be a nurse and sit with my patient and comfort them but instead I have to worry about making sure things are documented in order to "cover myself" which is a term that terrifies me to the bone! I lay awake at night thinking constantly about my patients, hoping I did everything i should have for them. Does it really get better or am I in the wrong line of work? Please help and please do tell me if you think I'm being silly, maybe that's what I need to hear as I have been told i "need to get over it" Thanks in advance.