Hello everyone! I just recently joined this forum in the hopes of getting some advice on the new career I have been blessed with. I never wanted anything more than to be a nurse. I have been working as an LVN for only 3 weeks now...and so far...everything seems too overwhelming for me. It's making me double think, what I got myself into. It's really different from the clinical experience I had during school compared to the real thing when your by yourself working for the first time. In school the most patients you take care of was 4...now I have 20 + patients. I know it's only normal to be really slow passing out the medications at first, but how long does it take until it gets easier?!? Some nurses are very kind in helping out a new nurse, but I guess it's true what they say...."old eat their young". There are so much things to do..and learn...it feels like my head is running around everywhere. I feel grateful for those who help me, but also guilty in the fact that their doing the job I should be doing. I really want to quit, because I feel like I didn't get enough training. It just gives me an uneasy feeling on how other nurses care for the other patients. Yes, they do finish fast, because of "short cuts", but I don't want to be like that. I want to have enough time to spend with my patients to throughly assess their needs. Sadly to say their just isn't enough time, with medication pass, and family calling, doctors new orders, and many other things the needs to be done. Should I just quit in saving my license or am I just over reacting?!? Will things get easier when I get used to everything. I'm thinking I just need more time to get use to things, but honestly i've been moved to every station and worked all 3 shifts, its insane. Keep in mind also that this would be my first experince and first job as a nurse. I'm so confused!!! Please help with any advice you can offer...I also needed to vent!:uhoh21: Thank you!