So I went on an interview today for a clinic to work part time on Saturdays. I am a new grad and I will be working full time in home care, so this would be a nice experience for me. At any rate, the nurse recruiter wanted me to work the week of July because the physician is out of town. It would be my first week EVER as an NP. Its a one provider clinic so I would be alone. Seems sort of weird to me. I kept reminding him that I am a new grad. Shouldn't I have some sort of orientation? He said he would see if he could get me a 4 hour "working interview." Is this the norm? Do you just pretty much get thrown out there and then sink or swim? I don't mind jumping right in, but I would like to have a resource person or someone to bounce ideas off of seeing as how I am brand new. I remember as a new nurse I got 6 weeks of orientation. I would think that you would get a few weeks as an NP. Any personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance