New to Board

  1. Hi, everyone :spin:

    I am a 25 year old married SAHM of a 16 m.o. daughter. I graduated in 2004 w/ my ASN, and worked as an RN up until the time I got pregnant (I worked from June '04 to April '05), and am currently inactive (although my license is valid). I have been staying at home w/ my daughter, but recently have had the urge to return to work... the only problem is that I am TERRIFIED! It's been so long that I am afraid I won't remember any skills/calculations/etc., and to make things worse, I am not the most confident person in the world to begin with. Plus, the only hospital in our area is notorious for it's lack of working with it's nurses (when I quit my job from there, we were routinely having 8 and 9 patients a peice on Med-Surg, w/o regard to acuity! The first time I was charge nurse, the floor was almost completely full, and I had 9 pts of my own in addition to being charge - if this is normal, then sorry for complaining, but most nurses I know don't have to take more than 5-6 pts a peice, and most charge nurses aren't required to take pts at all <--- Just what I've been told).

    Anyhow, just wanted to tell my story, say hi, and ask if anyone had any suggestions
    •  
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Silverdragon102
    welcome, sorry but can't help your questions
  4. by   chuck1234
    I had 17 patients before on a Med-Surg Unit...and I was in charge...
    My advice is...go one step at a time....step by step...you will finish the work...
    Good luck....
  5. by   McBx3
    Quote from chuck1234
    I had 17 patients before on a Med-Surg Unit...and I was in charge...
    My advice is...go one step at a time....step by step...you will finish the work...
    Good luck....
    OMG, I think I would have died! It's true what you say though (one step at a time...); unfortunately, I am one of those paranoid/freaks-out-easily people that always tends to think of the "what if" outcome first... But I am trying to work on that! <-- Getting rid of that mentality alone I think would help me in the long run...
  6. by   Tweety
    Good luck! Welcome to Allnurses. I hope it works out for you.
  7. by   donsterRN
    Welcome to All Nurses; we're glad you're here!
  8. by   McBx3
    Thanks everybody

close