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  1. 0 How do New grads feel about starting their careers in ICU?
  2. Visit  Dsurflee profile page

    About Dsurflee

    Dsurflee has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Intensive Care Unit'. From 'Loma Linda, CA, USA'; Joined Jan '13; Posts: 3; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  anicwalters profile page
    Quote from Dsurflee
    How do New grads feel about starting their careers in ICU?
    I started in CVICU. Very scary as a new grad but now 1 1/2 years in. I'm so glad. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!!
  4. Visit  Nursingbride12 profile page
    It was an extremely challenging and rewarding situation. Been here for 7 months and off of orientation for 2months. Ruined me for med surg or anything slower paced
    My orientation process made a difference though. I had a bad preceptor and a good one and the difference in their teaching made me the nurse I am today with two perspectives!!
  5. Visit  andi.w profile page
    I started out in CCU/open heart as a new grad. Definitely overwhelming. I went to a small community college before moving to a larger city. I felt as though my "small town" practicum experience during school wasnt adequate enough to prepare me for starting out in ICU. I had never even seen a patient with an arterial line or a vent. So it definitely was a little extra work for me, but totally worth it!
  6. Visit  AmandaBusch profile page
    I'm currently in my first year of working in ICU and it is very overwhelming. I have been working since last May, and I have already learned so much. I have heard that after one year, it becomes easier!

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