Hi everyone! I am a brand new nurse. I just became licensed in August. So I'm sure as all of you can remember when you were first licensed you felt a little jittery. I'm looking for any tips. I work PRN in an assisted living facility. Ever since I did my pediatric clinicals I had my sights set on this place to work at once I become licensed. I was so excited once I got the job. This place has memory care as well as other floors where the residents need assistance with their medications. I had worked a half a shift one day last week & while I can understand the patients are used to a routine, I don't know how to proceed with this. Some residents are getting upset that I'm new. If anyone has any pointers on how I can help ease their concerns or anything please let me know. Meanwhile, last week I was working on the memory unit. A patient had told me that she wanted to call her parents. She is 96. I sat with her & tried to distract her. Personally, I don't feel comfortable telling patients with cognitive disorders that their loved one died. I don't think it's beneficial. & it really just made me sad when others would say that to her. Also, the unit manager was on the floor & stopped me & said that I can "lie" to patients like that. Because if state were here I would get them in trouble. I'm really wondering what I should do.