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    I'm a new grad, never worked in health field at all and started my first job as a home health nurse a couple of weeks ago. I am so overwhelmed. I have 50 patients. I only see them for re-cert and starts, the rest of the time I'm in the office doing the paperwork, writing orders, and taking phone calls. For my orientation, I went on visits with another nurse for 3 days and then was just handed over a patient load. I just feel like I have no idea what I'm doing and I aced nursing school, but now feel like I know nothing. Anyone know any good books that will help me with this job. Anyone know if the "first year as a nurse" type books are useful in home health? I just feel like I'm in a whole new world that nursing school in no way prepared me for. This jobs pay and hours are perfect for my life and the work would be perfect for me too if i felt I knew what I was doing. I just feel like I don't know enough for such an independent position. I want to do good at it and keep at it, but I just hate feeling so discouraged with all the work that is just foreign to me and some of the lpns who are the field nurses are just rude when they ask me stuff or give me info about my patients and I don't immediately know what to do. Any information or help on how to improve and become the best nurse i can would be helpful.