I just got off orientation 2 days ago and really felt like I wasn't ready. My orientation was only suppose to be 4 weeks and I took about 6 weeks. I have about 20 patients. I take forever to do my medications and on top of that I have to do dressings and a bunch of treatments, charting, picking up orders and even if a patient has to go out for an appointment I have to make the copies from the chart. Our unit has no secretary so we have to do everything. I have no time for lunch or breaks. I still don't get the hang how the all the paperwork works and who to call for what. I feel like a total incompetent idiot sometimes. Today I felt my eyes watering up with tears but I stopped myself from crying. I really hate nursing and I feel like I made a mistake going to school for it. My mom tells me I will get used to it and it will be easy but I just feel so overwhelmed. I am dreading going back tomorrow.