I am a LVN in a ADN program, and I found out today that I will be doing my preceptorship in a CCU and that I am starting as soon as next week. I have had clinical rotations in telemetry and cardiac step-down units, and have observed in ICUs. However, I know this preceptorship will be extremely challenging so I would like to get some tips and suggestions on how to make the best of it.
What are the key advanced hands-on skills I should start learning in our school's skills lab so I can get a headstart?
What areas of knowledge do you find that new graduates often lack when it comes to cardiac nursing?
Are there any books that you have found particularly useful when you studied cardiac nursing, particularly when it comes to ECGs?
I am excited and incredibly nervous. I have butterflies in my stomach!
Thank you so much for your time.