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    incontinent! yeah! whole new meaning of it being a new nurse! me too! i have been on the floor for 6 wks! i have never felt so just dumb as a rock! and even better! i get this stupid deer in headlights look when i am just plum frazzled. so....i just put a smile on, and say: ok! sorry, that didn't stick! lol! if there is one thing i have learned...a smile can just turn a moment around! i am new on nights...have only worked 3 shifts with my charge nurse, last night, if i was walking toward her with, eh-hum, that smile, she smiled back and was like what cha need?.... see.... even i know it seems silly....but i honestly don't know! was on the phone with a doctor she was giving me orders for K+ for a critical 2.7. yeah me! i am reading back my order (good nurse, huh) yep ask did you want 40mg???? she giggles, no mEq. yep! that's the only way it comes!!! what is it about being around new people who are ALL way smarter about this and doctors that can make ya put on a 10ft high dunce hat! lol!!!! jeez! but i giggled back, after i hung up, charge was like it only comes in mEq! i said: just kidding! we laughed! i was just testing the doctor and charge to see if they "knew their stuff" lol. charge was like yeah right! i could tell you so much more about my duncinsm! but i will spare you pain! you will get there! so will i hopefully! i think we as new nurses hold ourselves up to the other nurses who may have anywhere from1-45 yrs experience. there is just no way we can hold up to that. i don't think anyone expects us to, except us! i always remind myself: i was a hairstylist before a nurse. and there was a time, when i had to THINK about how to hold, scissors, hair, and comb in two, sometimes one, hand. if you think about it, it just doesn't seem possible. but 13 yrs later, i could twirl the scissors, and gab! yeah Queen of it! so i take nursing the same. there will come a day when we don't have to THINK constantly about everything! we will get it!!!! i am sure! we survived nursing school after all!! good luck girl! let us know if it gets better!!! ang

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    sounds like they are testing you!! yikes! everytime there is someone "new" seems like they are the ones singled out. it sounds petty, but these types of things have such huge impact on how, we as nurses, carry our load too! sounds like you have talked to the other nurses, and more than just you are having the same problem. i would talk to the charge nurse/unit manager and see how they can help. i have been tested too as a new nurse by the techs. but i just let it roll of my shoulders. for example: i asked a tech to help me get a pt up to the bedside, and post-poop, she was like here nursie, handed me the wipes and she helped the pt up., i said oh, it doesnt matter wiped and left with a smile. positive thinking to keep from exploding: would rather wipe poop for 15 seconds than nurse a tired back for 15 yrs. k! but i think it was my response, i didn't get mad. she has been ok since. so keep your chin up, sounds like high school again, and look you made it through that! good luck! and let us know what you decided to do! ang

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    hey! my med error in school: double dose of lasix! yikes! my preceptor was like " she looks a little puffy, you prob. helped her out!" well my instructor didnt see it that way! i got a verbal warning (thank God) and filled out an incident report. and i felt horrible....could not turn the tears off! guilt! overload! lol... but like you, i think those of us that are seriously impacted by our errors (meds or not) will make a true effort in the future. those that blow them off (meds or not, lol) are the ones we are fearful for. you did great. you were honest, and you will be more careful! that is what it is all about! but if you are going to keep tabs of your errors! please in some little tucked away place keep tabs of your triumphs, too!! how many people did you smile at that same day, and they smiled back???? you rock babe! proud of you! ang

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    hey guys! thanks for all your encouragement....ya'll helped me stand up for what is right. i got my 90 days. i left a communication for the unti manager, and she changed the schedule. wohooo...not even an evil eye! my oreintation has been great!!!!!! the nurses have been so good to me...i even had a discrepancy w/ MORHINE in the pyxis last night....was trying to explain to pharm tech and charge what i had goofed up on!! he he! that was fun. the nurse that witnessed the waste was also present, who i am sure was fuming, too! one of the other nurses from the floor and said i know exactly what she did.....she so took up for me, and didn't even have to get involved! after she stepped up, it seemed that charge and everyone were a little more understanding what i had done. i put in 5 sdv instead of 5mg...oops! he he...anyways count was right, just pyxis was off....shew! but all the nurses have been great, they even come up and ask if i am ok, and how i am doing! wonderful group. i was just really wiggin about the orientation cut short! but all is good...and i have a smile again.....thanks ya'll

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    hey! i am a new RN working in a rural hospital on the med/surg floor! i was told when i was hired i would complete a 90 day orientation on 7a-7p shift, they had two positions available for myself and one other new grad. one day shift, one night shift. well........ i have been working for 6wks, i was informed last week that both myself and the other new grad would be working nights...but the worst part is i found out w/ the new schedule 2 days ago, that i only have 2 more shifts of orientation! YIKES! i was told i had 90 days... longer if i need it it!...... i am very scared being the "new" nurse and all....should i say heck no! i want my other 7 weeks of orientation???? i think it is just too risky....i worked hard to get this license, and i sure don't want to lose it being let loose on my own too soon! what do you guys think???

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    Hi guys! Just wanted to say hello, and make a quick introduction. I recently graduated from an associate RN program. I have started my 1st job in the Med/Surg dept. So far so good, I passed the NCLEX!!! wohooo!!! I oriented on am shift, now I am on the pm shift. Not sure how that is going to work just yet, I have only worked two nights so far! Hoping to get to know some of you guys better! ang



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