Hey fellow new nurses is there anyone else out there who feels like they took a GIANT leap from student to RN? I work on a BUSY Neuro/Trauma floor at a level on Trauma Facility. I feel like I got a good orientation and everything and I was just starting to get used to being an RN and everything when one day I came in and was assigned to be charge nurse (yikes!)
Since then I am catching on (I think), but I still feel like 4 months of experience as a nurse is not near long enough to be responsible for an entire floor! And on top of dealing with all the charge nurse "stuff" I still take 3 patients!
Am I being a baby about this, or do you think I have a legitimate compaint? I would love any advice that anyone has... thanks.