A nurse I talked to recently said she had one aide for 30 patients, many of which were incontinent. How do you keep 16 or so people clean and dry or feed 10? Someone will be getting cold food or sit in urine for awhile. That is a sad reality.
Forest2 replied to Shauntol3390's topic in First Year
Acute rehab is a lot like med/surg. Extremely busy, but not as bad on night shift. I would recommend thinking about what your overall goal is. Do you just want to work? Do you want career growth? Are you more interested in practicing nursing skills? Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Maybe this is just a good starter job? It's a lot to sort out when you have the responsibility of children. good luck.
I have never started a new job where I didn't feel incompetent and stupid. It goes with the territory. After awhile, I become more competent and knowledgeable. It's not called a learning curve for nothing. Keep plugging away, keep trying, and keep your eyes open for something better. Good luck.
I had a surgeon look at my tonsils from across the room and said I didn't need surgery. I had 7 bouts of tonsillitis in one year. I finally went to see a good doctor, he removed, them , and all the scarring, even up to the roof of my mouth, I have never had an ear infection since and definitely no sore throats. What a DA that first guy was.
Getting better, thank heavens. Once the person that was training me stopped watching over my shoulder I improved significantly. Still some anxiety though. But, overall it is going more smoothly. Those first 3 weeks nearly did me in.