So I've been at my new job about a month now and I can honestly say I feel like the stupidest person out there. I work in a nursing home giving out meds and doing skin assessments and things like that. Multiple people have been telling me a nursing home is no place for a new RN because you don't learn anything. Which I understand but I thought it would be a good place to get my feet wet. But being here for a month still makes me feel like I know absolutely nothing. Anything that comes up like a patient complaining of difficulty urinating or someone who has a skin tear I feel like I have no idea how to handle it and I go ask the other RN for advice.
I honestly feel like I don't know anything and I'm not confident in making a judgement call on my own. Even about something as small as a skin tear. I feel like I'm a bad nurse and I'm being annoying asking the other nurses advice. Its like everything I learned in school just went out the window and I have no idea what I'm doing.
Anyway I just wanted to be able to vent to someone and hopefully get some advice or feedback..