I'm a new grad one month off orientation and have been working days. I have been totally overwhelmed. After talking to many of the night nurses I decided I wanted to try nights. I think that's the best place for me as a new grad.
I asked to be moved to nights, but but my request was denied due to needing nurses on days and being told nights were too busy for a new grad ---- to busy for a new grad??? Apparently I ask too many questions and don't function independently enough. If you ask me, that ALONE would be reason to move me to nights. Honestly, I think it's more about keeping nurses on days than my feeling safe.
Anyway, someone I know told me he might could get me on nights on his floor. It would also cut my driving to down significantly as I currently drive 1 hour to work and back. I'm currently at work about 14 hours (due to late charting) plus 2 hours drive time = 16 hour/days. This new place would be about 15 minute drive to work. Should I suck it up and stay feeling overwhelmed on days or bail to nights? I feel really bad about it and wonder if my emotions should play a role at all in my decision.
What would you do???