"If I Knew Then What I know Now" -Med/surg-to-CCU - page 2
i did it! i got a transfer to our hospitals ccu from a med/surg floor. i start in a few weeks;. i am really nervous. i have been an rn for 3 years, so not new to the hospital....i should not feel this anxious, but i am. there is... Read More
- 0Nov 13, '11 by RN1217I started in a CVICU in January. I came from tele/med/surg in a community hospital. I would say the hardest thing in the beginning was that it sounded like everyone spoke a foreign language with all the abbreviations and terms I wasn't familiar with. Don't get overwhelmed, ask questions! Ask your colleagues to define terms and abbreviations for you. Make a binder with info that you get during orientation so you can reference it down the road, because you won't remember it all! It will get easier with time and you will fond your reference nurses to go to. I LOVE my job and have learned a ridiculous amount since I've started. Have fun and good luck!