overwhelmed 1st lvn position

  1. hey out there just a little note i feel that i am not knowing everything there is to know it is my 4th week orientation(we work 12h shifts) only 3days a week. anyhoo, i had a bad day a couple of days ago and im thinking wow there is still so much to learn, i get scared. everyone says im doing great but i dont feel like it. i have my nursing insurance already b/c sometime im by myself i mean i still have a rn around but i do most of the care. i just feel hopeless that im not learning fast enough. i have been thrown to the wolves somedays but the facility is realy accomadating they are really trying to get me a fair shake its just were short nurses or they wont hire them or both. some days there will be 13 pts and one cna thats crazy so if i have 4pts i have to do everything for that patient. iknow some of you are like thats nothing but im not use to that. its not fair to us or the patients i dont know what the higher ups are thinking, or if there hands are tied. it would be nice if there was people fighting for more nurses and more money for what lpns/lvns do. if i had more help i would feel more comfortable doing my job and learning the right way.
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing. We all feel like that from time to time, especially those first few months to a year. Hang in there and see if it doesn't get better. If not get your experience and high tail it outta there.

    Would you mind using capital letters when appropriate, such was "I'm" and "I" and at the beginning of sentences. It was a difficult read.

    Best of luck to you.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    It sounds like you are doing better than you think. It does take time, and at least they are being patient with you, based on what you are describing. I wish you the best!
  5. by   softstorms
    I have been there..done that. In fact, most of us have. My one peice of advice is start each day new. Let go the the day before and take a deep breath at each new day. Let each new situation teach you. You can't fast forward thru this learning process, but it does get better
  6. by   Butterflybee
    What kind of facility are you working at? Hang in there, youll be fine. If they say you are doing fine, i would just assume that. take care.