So, I just graduated nursing school
and passed my boards right away. I got a job as a charge nurse one two miles away from home. However, I'm not sure I can do it! I had my preceptor at a assisted living, so I feel like I did not gain much. I have my job as a charge nurse in a nursing home. I work second shift and have around 23 residents. Here is the scoop: I have to do the entire evening med pass, deal with doctors, any new admits, treatments, assessments, and then all my documenting BY MYSELF. I feel VERY overwhelmed and just don't know if I feel OK doing this. They gave my only 4 days of orientation and I asked for more and got another two days. I'm going to be all on my own in a few days. I don't know what on earth to do. I don't know if this is such a good job for a new grad. But then again, no one around here is hiring. Please help with words of wisdom.