I am a fairly new grad. Graduated Aug/06. I am now going into my 5th week of orientation on med/surg. I have made a med error already...and it really has me upset. I am having nightmares and I have so much anxiety I do not want to go back to work tommorrow and I am not sure I want to do this anymore. Don't get me wrong. I love being a nurse. It is what I worked so hard to do for so long. But, I just don't think I want the responsibility of peoples lives like this. My error did not hurt my pt in anyway thank god...but...next time it could right? Do you think I am overreacting? My gf tells me I am being silly and just need to be more careful. I am literally sick to my stomach tonight knowing I have to return to work tommorrow.
Thanks for listening to me.
I meant is this feeling normal not the med error.