How do you know if floor nursing is right for you? I am into my 3rd month and my 3rd week on my own. I am currently working the night shift and to be honest I am overwhelmed. I go in with good intentions and then all hell seems to break loose, 4 patients to start, no CNA, a new admission coming, patient assessments, meds need to be done, picking up another patient at 11p, etc. - I get frazzeled and start wondering if floor nursing is for me.....Usually, by 1 or 2a I can actually sit and start doing my charting and read up on my patients......Also, beginning on Feb. 13th I'll be changing to day/night shift and am nervous, if I can't handle the night activity how WILL I ever handled all that goes on during the day???
So, is it too soon to throw in the towel, any advice?