I am new grad RN and have been with my mentor for a week on floor. I am hard working and never leave an oppurtunity to learn anything. I spend time talking to patients, even help CNA's in making beds and cleaning patients, don't sit much because i believe if my mentor is still running around then I should help her however I make mistakes which lowers my confidence. I want to do my best for my patients who are dependent adults under my care. I take care that none of my patients are in pain and discomfort.
Couple of days back, I forgot to prime the main saline bag, also on another occasion I didnt realise that I did not unclamp the antibiotic tubing after hanging it and it was beeping later, I took out different strenght of narcotic meant for severe pain from med room than the one needed for moderate pain. I know the IV pump function but whenever I have to hang bag, i call somebody to supervise me and this makes me think I am stupid.
Documentation wise, I am good and remind even my mentor things we missed to chart.
I want to be competent and efficient nurse.