New Grad just started Med-Surg job 2 weeks ago-crying!!!! - page 2
by tmoney 6,798 Views | 15 Comments
Hi all-new to the boards. I have been very lucky to get a job right out of nursing school in May. But so far it's very overwhelming. I go home crying, thinking, is this really what I want. I love patient care but I'm having a... Read More
- 0Aug 14, '12 by tmoneyQuote from tmoneyI grad from Nursing School in May and got a job in July. I have been on the floor for a total of 11 days now.....now I'm nights. Still having a hard time.Hi all-new to the boards. I have been very lucky to get a job right out of nursing school in May. But so far it's very overwhelming. I go home crying, thinking, is this really what I want. I love patient care but I'm having a hard time with time management and documentation. Also-new admissions and discharges is something we NEVER did in school. I thought I was prepared to take 4 patients but when adding in all this paperwork, I feel out of my element. I feel inadequate in my new position.
Has anyone felt this in a new RN position or am I way over my head. Today was better having only three patients with total care but I'm terrified to lose my (preceptor) with me on a daily basis. I have two more weeks of preceptorship and I'm on my own.
Please give me a vote of confident to stick with something I so loved in school or maybe I wasn't cut of for this.
Thanks for reading.
- 0Aug 18, '12 by seadaisyA mistake I made when I first started was not taking my lunch or any breaks. I felt that I was so far behind all the time that I hardly even went to the bathroom. I've since learned that I can be more efficient and less stressed if I take a few minutes away from the floor. So, take your breaks and take time for lunch, dinner, whatever; you will be better for it and so will your patients.