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I had this same problem where I am working. I was a new grad, given 1 day of orientation on paperwork, 1 day watching a nurse pass meds and then was told that I was the supervisor for the entire facility from then on. I made numerous errors, have been threatened with dismissal (not all errors were med errors) and basically have felt like I have been fighting to keep my job the entire time I have worked there, which has been a year and a half. I have been looking for another job. Right now, I feel that I have become proficient in my job and my ability to do it well. However, it has been all self-taught or taught by getting written up for things. Some things were just silly. I have been told that I should “know these things because you are an RN”. I have tried explaining that not everything is taught in nursing school, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Every nurse that has come after me has received weeks of orientation and they are still making errors. I don’t get it. I never will. These nurses definitely eat their young. My experience as a nurse so far has been pretty awful. The thing is…I love the actual job. I just hate the politics of it. I wish there was a way to feel good about going to work. I am looking for a new job, but the market here is saturated due to the high numbers of nursing programs in the area. I don’t know what to do, either.

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