When I first got my present job (psych nursing) the med room was across the hall from the nurses station. It was so peaceful and quiet...just me and the patients at my half-door of course. (It's not the patients that bother me). So after a few months they moved the med room into a corner of the nurses station and walled it off with a door in between the station and med room that everyone wants kept open except of course when admin is in the bldg. This entire space including med room and nurses station is only about 12'X15' and at any given time we've got 2 nurses, 2 techs, 2 secretaries, 4 or 5 case managers, housekeeper, maintenance man, Nurse Mgr, transporter, and whoever else can cram in there. It's sooo noisy and chaotic and I'm over here in this corner trying to pass meds, take orders off, call the Dr, count pills, or whatever and it's driving me nuts!!! I'm a person who likes quiet, serene surroundings (I used to want to be a librarian for goodness sake!) and I'm having a hard time dealing with this. Some of our employees are so loud and there can be 5 or 6 conversations going on (and competing for volume) at one time. We've just hired a male nurse that has the most deep, booming voice I've ever heard. Any suggestions? I LOVE my job but jeez...I'm going crazy. I work every weekend already and whew, it's such a relief but I can't survive on 2 days alone, have to work some weekdays. I remember in hospital clinicals how loud nurses stations were. Am I the only one it bothers?