New Grad just started Med-Surg job 2 weeks ago-crying!!!! - page 2

by tmoney

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


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    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.
    I 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.
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    Started almost 4 weeks ago in July. Why is it contradicting MsSocialRN...all I was asking for was advice. Why would it matter if it were in May or July?Advice is advice...no???
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    I am sorry if I offended you, I really did not mean it that way. I hope you are feeling better about your job. I was just confused on how much traing you were getting. That's all! I hope all is well!
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    No worries, I am on my own starting Friday. I just went to nights this week and I'm all turned around. They gave me one day orientation for nights. That's it. I hope I get it. Thanks for all the encourging words you guys gave me.
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    A 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.


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