Just pulled into the garage. I survived 7 shifts in a row. I will never do this again for as long as I live.
Tonight was a good night with a good team. Yesterday was nightmare on elm street. Crazy kids, crazy parents. Everyone needed me at once. Everyone wanted to fall down. Everyone wanted pain meds. Everyone was puking or crying. Or both. I finished charting and clocked out at 0156. I should have left at 2330.
I still love my job but I am tired and ecstatic I am not back until Monday!!
ps: does any other nurses have people they hate to give report to? I give report to the same three or four nurses and I hate it. They are either new grads (I know, I’m a new grad too but I don’t act like a freak!) and anxious and high strung or they are seasoned nurses who act like they don’t care and that day and second shift is incompetent. Cannot stand it. I am respectful of my co-workers. Is it too much to ask for them to give a crap about their job and their co-workers?
I am bored. Work has been so perfect tonight. Normally 1500-2300 is the shift from hell. I’ll take it. I just hope tomorrow night and Friday night are the same. More so for Friday, as on work 0790-1900 on Saturday and Sunday.
Now that I said this, it’s going to be crazy.
Another day, another code. :(
First day of work in the floor tomorrow. I am so excited but nervous. Instead of sleeping, I am painting my nails & watching the following. The dogs & Beardy are sawing logs.
Because I’m an sucker, I offered stay over and work 16 hours today. We are slammed and all of the kiddos are broken. It is going to feel so good to shower and lay down. I don’t think I sat all day long.
Working a 12 today. See you on the other side!
Yesterday was my first day as a PCT on the peds floor. The staff is so great and my preceptor was so amazing. The floor had a low census (which rarely happens) so it was pretty quiet all day. I love my new job. The kids are great to work with, I got to feed babies and play with kids in the activity room! I just don’t know how I’m going go juggle this and my personal life and school but I’m sure I’ll figure it out!