Feeling defeated, lost and stupid. - page 2

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. by   Merlyn
    Nursing is like cheese it gets better with age and some time it stinks.
  2. by   PediLove2147
    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. by   Bonnie86
    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. by   lilybug12
    oh geez, Im a new RN and I start day shift Med/Surg in 2 wks. Im really nervous now.
  5. by   Bonnie86
    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.