I am also a new grad from San Jose State University, Now working in Med Surg in a new grad program which will be ending in a couple of weeks. I am still scared on what I am doing and don't feel comfortable with any of my skills that I learned from school. My preceptor is great, very helpful and informative but is too helpful at times because she is always there to hang an Iv or adminster a med when I am behind- I feel that without her I will never get out on time- although we have been staying behind a few nights here and there- I still can't do much without her checking on my orders or such-I am anxious every time I have to work and can never relax- I am ready to transfer out to another department less busy such as a clinic but I know it would look bad on me for getting out before my 6 months, I just don't want to do anything wrong, Last week I had an incident report made out on me because I mistakenly charted in the wrong chart because we were rushing to get off the floor. That just pushed my confidence down even more. sometimes I wonder am I able to do this??
Aug 28, '06
welcome to allnurses.com! yes, you will be able to do it! i would suggest dropping by the first year nursing forum at: http://allnurses.com/forums/f224/ , where you will read posts from others who were once in your shoes. enjoy the site!
Aug 28, '06
Sounds like you're having some very normal new grad experiences. It gets better. Good luck!