Hi everyone,I'm a new grad, new LPN, on my very first job, at a LTC facility. I love the people, like the facility, but I feel so unorganized & after my first stab at the med pass I am terrified. I know it's going to take some time to get familiar with the names & faces of my residents & get to know who is up first, whose meds I can knock out quickly, & who I will have trouble tracking down or getting to cooperate, etc. I'll be on day shift 7am to 7pm, with about 20 residents. My very first preceptor has been a LTC nurse for a really long time. She is great - she makes everything look so easy, she's so light on her feet, such a bubbly, positive attitude, great with all of the residents & all of the other nurses & CNAs. I call her the "people whisperer." She is so efficient, she seems to whiz through her morning med pass, do some treatments, takes time to stop & interact with her residents, helps other nurses when needed, & even has time for breaks & lunch. I guess all of this comes with her many years of experience. I'm learning a great deal from her, but after my first test on the car myself, I felt like an utter failure. Like I was spinning my wheels & ended up 2+ hours into my med pass, missed some treatments, & two other nurses ended up helping me. Thank God for them! Would any of you have any advice/experience to offer on time mgmt, tricks to help a new nurse be more efficient, etc? I feel like I just can't hurry any more than I already am or I'll risk med errors. Any advice for taking/giving report? I don't seem to know enough about my residents to give a full report & not just read off of their chart, but the oncoming nurse seems to look at me like I'm a moron if I tell her there were no changes, vitals were WNL, a certain issue has been resolved, or just report the MD orders that were given during my shift & changes to care plan. Also, any tips for dealing with CNAs who are testing to see how little they can get away with while the "new nurse" is on? Thanks!