so, i was hired at an endocrinology clinic downtown. job title = LVN triage nurse. started this monday.
when i took the job, they were aware of my lack of experience besides nursing school, and the fact that pretty much since high school i have been a stay-at-home mom. i was aware that it didn't involve much hands-on nursing care, that i would be overseeing the MAs' making sure they're getting their jobs done, and dealing with telephone triage and relaying pertinent info back and forth between the MD and pt.
now, i was not aware exactly how much the work-load would be. they kind of downplayed it. the girl who is training me is the girl i am replacing. i must do everything that she does. she is making me feel more and more inadequate by the minute, not that i didn't already feel that way. there are a billion things that are going to be my responsibility, and only a small portion of those are things i have some(very little) knowledge of. everything else are things that i can only learn in time. and apparently i am more than just a triage nurse, i am charge nurse, which is not in the job title or description btw. and when my supervisor is out, i am basically in charge of the entire clinic including any big decisions needing to be made.
i spoke with my supervisor about my concerns and the feelings of inadequacy and such. she says that they don't expect me to take it all on at once and will be helping me out quite a bit. she is trying to encourage me to stick with it, but i just don't feel any better. what should i do?!!!