I am new to the facility so transferring to the subacute floor isn't an option unless I "prove myself." I did my first two days of training on the subacute floors & they were intense. A lot going on but a 1:20 nurse/patient ratio is much easier to deal with.
Day four of orientation is over, the CNA's do their work. I am training on a floor now where one nurse deals with 39 patients. After not working as a nurse for two years I am just baffled with figuring out how to do give out all these medications, do all these vitals, finger sticks, & treatments for dozens of patients - the facility says I have to take a lunch break too - when? I think I am in way over my head.