It doesn't seem like a good environment for a new grad. I would not work there even if I was desperate for a job/money. What you need is a nurturing environment that provides you a good foundation on nursing practices. When you're new and just starting out (in any job, not just nursing), the most important thing is doing the job correctly and safely. Being fast, efficient and knowledgeable will naturally come with time.
Is it the norm to have patients run out of meds & to have to borrow/steal from another patient's meds?
This is acceptable- if your patient needs ambien 5mg, another pt has ambien 5mg. Same dosage, same med, it's ok to use the other patient's med. However, only do it when you absolutely need the med and it can not wait. Don't turn it into a routine practice because you can easily make mistakes (ie. wrong dosage/wrong med)
Is it normal for nurses to sign off on whole med passes & treatments & not actually do any of them?
wow, absolutely not.
Is it common for nurses to skip vitals on multiple patients & then just "come up with something" to put in the chart?
Is it common to meet what seems like an excellent nurse only to have to do a double-take when they sneak a pill out of the patient's cup of meds on the way down the hall & pop it into their mouth - slide of hand?
Not common, but one of my coworkers got caught stealing narcs and was fired. You need to report this nurse before it becomes a problem. He/she needs help. This reminds me of that guy in New Hampshire who stole Fentanyl and got people infected with his Hep C. This could've been a result of unreported events.
I feel so bad for the residents at this facility...