Even efficient nurses can be busy. It's more of a controlled chaos kind of thing with us. Over the years, the ones that complain about being busy and frazzled all the time are usually the same ones that complain everyday even when they are given the most easiest assignments. Nothing pleases them and they tend to play "victim" when *** hits the fan. They blame everyone else but themselves because it can never be their fault for doing something wrong.
The other type you should look out for are the nurses that never ask for help especially when it's busy. Now those nurses scare me. I don't know if it is a pride thing but seriously, we can all use a helping hand at some time. These nurses are the ones that tend to make a lot of errors. Watch out! They seem like they have it all under control but in reality they don't but rather asking for help they make mistakes. Some mistakes you cannot take back. Even mistakes that can harm the patient.