I'm a brand new nurse. I just passed NCLEX in November, and started on my floor just yesterday (after two weeks of nursing core orientation). I've started on a Med-Surg/Oncology floor, where the only things LPNs can't do are administer a a hand full of IV meds and need a sign off by an RN for our assessments. Other than that, we do everything else. Yesterday was supposed to be my "shadowing" day which in fact turned into me doing a lot of work. There are a lot of skills that I never even got to do in nursing school
, but each new nurse gets 13 weeks of training with a preceptor before we're put on our own. My preceptor even told me that LPN school here doesn't do new LPNs any favors by not giving us more exposure to Med-Surg concepts (clinical wise.) My question is.. did any of you feel absolutely stupid your first day? I felt like the dumbest of the dumb. From patient care to trying to memorize how to use the Pyxis.