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New grad overwhelmed

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by Soon2blpn84 Soon2blpn84 (New) New

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Hi AN!I I posted a similar story in lpn corner. No replies. This is more seeking encouragement than question. I knew ltc would be difficult because I have a lot of cna experience. I just don't know how a fresh out of school lpn can handle the staggering workload. Feeling very overwhelmed . Experienced nurses how did you get past new nurse shock, especially in ltc. Thanks 😉

Oh btw, I am scheduled for NCLEX this Summer due to covid 19.

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SineQuaNon has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in ED, Family Practice, Home Health.

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I think it's going to be a madhouse for bit. Eventually you will get a system down and will find ways to maximize your time. In the beginning you will constantly forget things or just not organize well. For instance, go and deliver the AM meds and forget to also do the CBG sticks, so you'll go back to get the glucometer, and then forget someone requested Tylenol and then go back for that. Give it a few months and you will be a well oiled machine. Ask the other nurses how they manage med passes, there are tricks that make it go faster. It does get better.

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nrsang97 has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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It took me a little over a year to feel comfortable as a nurse.  You need to give yourself time.  

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Thank you for the replies. I keep telling myself it will get better with time. Best time to start during covid 19 😵😂

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