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I'm new RN off orientation a few weeks. I work days and it's crazy busy. Yesterday I didn't have time to chart until the end of shift. I was there until 10 p.m. exhausted physically and mentally.... Read More

  1. Visit  Merlyn profile page
    #13 5
    Nursing is like cheese it gets better with age and some time it stinks.
  2. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
    #14 1
    I got off orientation in January and on my first day solo I stayed until 9:30 PM to do charting. Since then things have gotten a little easier. I am now usually out by 7:30 PM, sometimes 8 PM if I had a busy day. IT DOES GET BETTER. You will start to get your own routine and things will go a little smoother everyday. You need to chart whenever you get a spare second. If I wait until the end I am there until 9 PM at least. I second keeping your "brain" updated throughout the shift. It will make charting and giving report so much easier. I would be lost without mine.
  3. Visit  Bonnie86 profile page
    #15 0
    Thanks for the encouragement. We'll see how things go. I've still got moving to night shift on my mind. I'll see how things go in the next few weeks and decide.
  4. Visit  lilybug12 profile page
    #16 0
    oh geez, Im a new RN and I start day shift Med/Surg in 2 wks. Im really nervous now.
  5. Visit  Bonnie86 profile page
    #17 0
    Good luck Lilybug12! I feel I went to a great nursing school, for the most part, BUT overall I don't think that they prepare you for what is's **really** like. They preach perfect world holistic nursing and I don't think it actually exists -- at least not on Med Surg day shift! Ha!! If you feel the need to vent, feel free to send me a private message.