- by Cyndibelle Nov 17, '12So I was an STNA at my facility for two years before I became a nurse a week ago!! I have had two days of training and then yesterday a nurse called off SOOOO i said I will take the cart!! OMG being on your own is ALOT different than training with someone!! I couldnt believe how OVERWHELMED i felt! I got through it but lord have mercy i hope that as time goes on i feel more confident!!
- Nov 17, '12 by shamrokksYou will be great!
Not speaking from experience since I work in a different environment but I'm sure your confidence will grow as you gain experience. Good luck!
- Nov 18, '12 by lpn954Yeah, I felt that way at first also. Having worked overnight shifts with 10-15 patients on vents and feeding tubes, I was overwhelmed at first but I made it through. I felt like if I made it though that, I can make it though anything! Best of luck
- Nov 23, '12 by NamasteNursehonestly, it takes about 4 months of full time before you feel like you've got it. it's not an easy job. best of luck, if you want it, you will do it!