I have always wanted to be a nurse but up until now I never thought about all of the things it takes to be a nurse. I take my boards next month and am working as a tech at a rehab hospital. I see the amount of paperwork they have to do, the watchful eyes they have and the interactions that they have with the docs and other healthcare workers. and it scares me. (They call me the quiet one:rolleyes:) Getting a wee bit nervous about beginning my career as a nurse. I know now that's what comes with the territory but reality hadn't set in til recently and I was just telling my BF that I could be workin as a nurse by Thanksgiving:eek:.
As a tech we have to do minimal paperwork and sometimes I barely get that done and out the door by 6pm. I am afraid that I may not be competent enough, that I will be too slow, or that I wont pick up on things. Normally I pick up on things fairly quickly but this is nursing and I want to be extra careful.
IDK maybe I am being too paranoid?? Anyone else feel this way? Would love to hear from those who have already gotten their feet wet. How did you feel starting out?