Hi, I just graduated in July and started working at a hospital as a CNA until I took my boards and passed. I passed my boards and have been orientating as a new nurse on the Med/Surg floor and so far I don' t like it at all. The staff I work with is great and everyone is extremely helpful, but the 12 hour shifts that really turn into 13-14 and being a single mom haveing no energy when I come home and feeling like I am not giving the time they deserve is getting to me. I have only been orientating as a nurse for one week now but kind of dread going back next week. Prior to going to nursing school I worked in a Peds office and loved it! Did all the back office work that went with it and also was the Authurization person who fought with the big insurance companies to get treatments and surgeries authorized. I just wonder if I have given it enough time to know that bedside nursing is not for me? Any advice or comments I would love to hear from anyone else on this..........getting discouraged.