Hello. Well I took the MDS position that I had previously posted about. It's been 4 weeks. The first 2 weeks were spent on the floor getting to know the residents and the computer system. Today I just finished the 2nd week doing MDS's. The ADON is who is training me and she is wearing many hats. The MDS position was dumped on her about a year ago. I found out today from another staff member that they had walked the previous one out who had been there 12 years. I have never been an MDS nurse, and I ask alot of questions. I am very anal about accuracy. If I do a job, I want to know that I am doing it right. Today I did my first 5 Day admission assessment and it took me like 4.5 hours. Trying to find info in the chart and on the computer, and in the flow sheet books and .... Then trying to figure out how many MD order changes and current diagnosis and I had included history diagnosis and gosh forbid me... I'm going to slow,and need to speed it up. And I was told she hasn't even started training me on the timing of them. She told me the other day in exasperation that I needed to go faster also. I have really fought back some tears and always thank her for her patience. But today I told her and the administrator if they don't feel I'm cut out for the job, after some time to please let me know. I'm not going to be mad, some people are just not cut out for certain jobs. I told them I know I'm slow, and I'd like to continue trying. The administrator asked if there was anything they could do to help. I said no, the ADON has been patient, but I secretly wish she would stop expecting me to fly through these things llike she does. Oh and by the way, besides sending her to mds training classes, they also paid big money to have a consultant come in and work with just her for awhile. So am I being unrealistic? Hang in there or run before I'm escorted out? Happy Easter.