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  1. Hi mom and nurse, I always have a nurse tech working with me, every shift. It is only the odd day I have eight patients, it is often nine and sometimes even ten. I work the 7am to 3pm shift and also work the 7am to 7pm shift. It is hard going even with the lowest - eight patients - but it is worse first thing in the morning when I have to rush to get the meds passed and assesments done before patients leave for therapy. That is the time I feel the tightness across my chest! I'm getting used the routine and the system so it's not as hard as it was at first but I don't like it. It's just too much to do in too little time and therapy rules and nurses drool it seems. I honestly think if I had six patients then I could quite enjoy my job .... that is not going to happen though. I am just doing my best in the system - trying to hang in there and do what I can do. I really just think I can't be a nurse for much longer if this is what it's like. thanks for asking how I'm getting on. I hope everyone elses nursing shifts are better than mine.
  2. OK - time for an update I think. I accepted the job and have since found out that eight patients is the minimum I (with a nurse's aid) would have. It can often be 9 patients and it's not that unusual to have 10 patients. I don't want to go on too much but basically it's not what I was hoping for. Obviously it is still early days and I do have to give it some more time before I make any hasty decisions. I mean new jobs in new areas are always stressful at first so I want that to ease and then I will know ..... That said - right now .... I want to quit nursing all together
  3. OK - time for an update I think. I accepted the job and have since found out that eight patients is the minimum I (with a nurse's aid) would have. It can often be 9 patients and it's not that unusual to have 10 patients. I don't want to go on too much but basically it's not what I was hoping for. Obviously it is still early days and I do have to give it some more time before I make any hasty decisions. I mean new jobs in new areas are always stressful at first so I want that to ease and then I will know ..... That said - right now .... I want to quit nursing all together