Nursemomo3816 244 Views
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I really need some guidance and advice!! I took the first job I was offered right out of nursing school and I am now miserable and feeling stuck. I have a BSN. I work in a post acute care rehab. I've been there only two and a half months, I had two weeks of training which consisted of me just following an LPN. Well now things aren't good, I have an insane patient load. Usually 25-27 patients, sometimes it might be as low as 15, which is still a lot. I work as charge nurse, doing treatments, high risk meds and am required to chart Assessments for the majority of my patients, usually about 17-20. We have two med nurses that give the scheduled meds. So there is that. All the nurses stay at least 2 hours late. I don't feel supported at all. The other day I had an admission, something I had never done before, and of course they came 30 min before the end of shift. I was left to flounder by the nurse care manager. No help or guidance at all. I feel like an idiot all the time. I honestly want to cry everyday. I don't know what to do. I feel like quitting will make it hard for me to get another job. And if I do quit I know they would not give me a nice reference. I can't keep staying hours after. I have a baby at home and a husband that also works full time. I am completely drained. I want to be a good nurse and a good mom and wife. I don't feel like i am any of those things right now. Please help me! I don't know what to do.
Thanks for you advice. I really hope I don't have to stay there for a year. I'm going to try and stick it out until I find another job. But respectfully, I don't agree that lying is the way to go as I'm applying for other positions. I'm going to apply for some more residencies and hopefully find a job that I love.
Hi all, I graduated with my BSN in spring. I've had a few hospital interviews but no offers. I'm really bad at talking about myself. I applied for a job in a post acute rehab. They offered it to me, and because it seemed like good hours, Day shift, so I took it. I have a 1 year old,so I thought I would be able to still have most of the afternoon with him. Well after a two week training, things are not what I expected. I have 25-30 patients. We have patients that have IVs, tube feedings, lots of complicated wound care, drains, dementia, a few hospice, tons of diabetic pts. If even one pt has a change in condition, it makes the day difficult. But I usually have at least 5 patients with changes in condition a shift. The cnas are understaffed too. It's too much, even the most experienced nurses there stay 2 hours late and still can't get everything done. I like the work I'm doing, I like providing nursing care, I just never get to eat lunch, I can't give the care I want or need to and I'm always running late to pick up my son from daycare. It's starting to burn me out already. They are chronically understaffed and have a high turnover. it's also been hard on my husband and son. I don't know if I should quit? Would that just make it even harder to get a hospital job? I was also thinking about asking to cut down to part time? I don't think they'd go for that, I've only been there a month. What should I do? I miss my family and I don't want burn out. and we don't need the full time salary, my husband makes enough for us to live on. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks
I work in a post Acute rehab, day shift. Most days we have two nurses, with 24-30 patients. +2 med nurses. We have tons of complicated wound care, IVs, ng tubes, lots of accuchecks and chf and copd exacerbation, some dementia patients.
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