still overwhelmed - page 2
Hi, I am new to the board but have been a nurse for a year and a half. i work as an RN for inpatient gyne onc. Looking for some answers to the questions that always burn in my mind! the first... Read More
Feb 6, '07Occupation: Wound and Ostomy RN Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 653; Likes: 620Quote from nursemikeHee hee. Me too! I went to nursing school at age 50 because my other well paying (but unstable) jobs were not fulfilling enough. Now I dream about my unfulfilling jobs!Next time I feel like I need some new challenges in my life, I'm going to try to pick some easy ones.
Now I am just nervous and not sure if I am fulfilled.
On the bright side, I have lost weight!!
Feb 6, '07Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 28; Likes: 29Everyone, thank you so much for making me feel normal! Yes, it definately has gotten progressively better, but like I said, I do make it hard on myself. The other day, I found a mistake a doctor made and instead of saying to myself, "good job on finding that mistake" i said to myself "oh my gosh, i wonder if i would have found this any other day?" isn't that weird? Regardless, i'm glad that other semi-new nurses feel the same way as I do. our nurse to patient ratio in onc is usually 7-8 to one nurse on nights. until i came on allnurses, i was told that this was a very good ratio and that it was much worse at other hospitals. now i feel better because i know that on most nights, i can handle 7 onc patients without too much stress. thank you to all who responded. I really appreciate you taking the time to ease my mind!