I just graduated in may of this year. I was so excited when I got a job at a long term care facility about four months ago. I recently asked to be switched to the 3-11 shift because I cannot work third shift with little ones at home. I absolutely hate it! Seems like no matter what I do I cannot keep up. I am always in trouble for having over time. My coworkers are talking about me behind my back. I feel like a laughing stock. I skip all my breaks except for a mandatory lunch break. I cut too many corners and feel like Im not even taking care of my patients. Is it always like this at first? The other nurses have no problem gettting all their work done and I dont see how they are doing it.
There are a couple openings at the local health clinic. I'm thinking of applying there. Our instructors told us that if you work in a clinic you loose alot of your skills and you dont get paid hardly anything. I want to be able to move on with my education and career. Any advice?