I am very sorry to hear this and as I read all the posts, I can't believe how this profession is so unprofessional. I am also a new grad and took a job in LTC I love being a nurse, but I truly believe there is something wrong with the facility I work in. I just want to run from it. Let's see this was my orientation/training, I was told I would have five days, I had about 8 hrs. I worked 1/2 a day with one nurse during her med pass, not even the patient's I would be taking care of, and then the next day, four hours with a nurse on the patient's I would have. It consisted of her telling me how each of them took their meds. And since then I have been on my own. It has been the worst experience ever, but I just keep thinking I am going to get through it, and since nursing jobs are hard to come buy I really hate to leave at this point, and then I have to consider how it will look on my resume. Nobody has gone through the paperwork with me, I am learning as I go, and I have 25 patients, so I can barely get the med pass done never mind, assessments, stacks of doctors orders, any treatments needed, dressing changes, you name it we do it. I have been there two months now, I am on day shift I always go in 1/2 early, which I dont get paid for punching in early, and I can barely get my work done in the 8 hour shift, and if you stay passed 8 hrs, that is frowned upon. I was allowed to stay as long as I needed for the first two weeks, and then it came down from the big boss, no more overtime for anybody. I dont get any breaks, and my work is sloppy because I am in a hurry and I know the afternoon nurses are ready to kill me because I end up leaving a big mess, not getting doctor's orders done, not documentating clearly, it goes on and on. I have told my RCM I feel like I am drowning and she continues to tell me that "you should see what are work load was like when I started" comments like this are not needed when you are drowning. And on top of that my first week on my own I had two patient's pass away, it was expected. There was a huge error on my day off and I ended up taking a med error, because the doctor's came in on my day off, nobody noted it and nobody knew the doctor was in, it was a decrease in a pain med, and I ended up giving it for five days after the doctor wrote in chart. I had no reason to look at that chart when I came back to work, patient doesn't have much going on and you don't get to look at every chart every day...It was only noticed by me because the pharmacy had called me about a yearly renewal needed, and when I looked at the doctor orders there was this new order, nothing done with it. I had to take the med error for five days, talk about feeling like an ass, and I am so glad no harm to the patient, could you imagine if something was going on with that patient and I continued to give it. I couldn't believe it!!!!! Oh yeah to top it off, every employee there is on probation, we actually have nurses that don't show up for their shifts and then call a few hours later!!! I have anxiety about going to work, never had it before. I feel everybody is thinking "that I am the idiot" as a new nurse. I know I am not a idiot and if you ever speak to any one of my other employees prior to my career change they would gladly have me back in a minute, but I wanted this career change. I feel like **** rolls down hill and because I am the new nurse it all rolls towards me, I am trying believe me but I feel like I am also on the chopping block, because I can't do what they are expecting of me without a chance. Sorry this is so long but you are not the only one out there being railroaded and I can't believe it!!!!