Calling all new ER grads starting Feb 2013 - page 4

by sharon2012rn 10,536 Views | 46 Comments

Hi. Im starting this topic for any new grads or new to the ER. I think it will be good to come here to compare notes, encourage, vent and support each. I myself, am so nervous and excited at the same time. Will I be a good nurse,... Read More


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    Quote from EDdude
    I would also recommend listening to EM Basic podcast, you can find it on iTunes or google it and I think you can listen to it on his page. It's made for Med students/Residents but there is so much great info on commonly seen issues in the ED and you'll get great tips for your assessment and it'll give you an idea of what tests/labs to expect. I've learned a ton of great info from this podcast. Also Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice is a great book.
    Thanks for the podcast recommendation! I've downloaded it and look forward to listening/learning. Having gone to school in the rural West, everything was so far away, I always listened to medical podcasts on my long drives and learned a lot. Podcasts I like are: EMCrit podcast, and ERCast. Sometimes they are certainly over my head but nonetheless I've learned lots. Also, freeemergencytalks.net has thousands of recorded EM lectures. Just do a keyword search for whatever topic you are interested in and away you go.
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    I'm 6 months into my ED nursing career (RN), after a 16-week residency. I'm at a super busy level 1 trauma center. I like it a lot. It's stressful for sure though. We have a peds ED and adult ED, and we work both. I learn so much every shift and am always asking questions. I also watch other, more experienced nurses with their procedures and make it known I want to learn. It's a crazy ride as a new grad in the ED but its so much fun!!
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    I started my RN orientation in the ER Jan 18th. I worked there during the summer in the extern program then during my last semester as a student. I'm stuck in 2 transition phases... either the drs (and other staff) are so familiar with me being there so they think I am "seasoned" and know how to do it all, or they don't trust me at all (which is understandable for a new grad) and treat me like I'm still a student. It's been a wild and exciting experience so far, and I'm constantly learning!
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    Hello. I'm in my 3rd week of my 4 month orientation. I'm in the classroom for 2 days and I rotate to various department for the other 3 days to shadow the nurses. I will be with my ED preceptor starting in about a month and that's where I suspect the stress will start, lol
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    Hello everyone! First, congratulations my fellow ED nurses! I will be starting my new graduate residency program March 4th! I am terrified as I did not precept in the ED. I actually precepted in the NICU and ended up not liking it as much as I thought I would. I have however worked in urgent care (non-nursing position) and loved it so I thought why not up the antes a bit and try the ED!

    Good luck everyone!!
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    Quote from krazievi3t6url
    Hello everyone! First, congratulations my fellow ED nurses! I will be starting my new graduate residency program March 4th! I am terrified as I did not precept in the ED. I actually precepted in the NICU and ended up not liking it as much as I thought I would. I have however worked in urgent care (non-nursing position) and loved it so I thought why not up the antes a bit and try the ED!

    Good luck everyone!!
    First off, don't be terrified. Terror yields nothing helpful.

    I, too, precepted in a NICU but ended up as a m/s nurse before landing in the ED. When the ED is fun, it's an absolute blast... especially at a level I academic facility.

    When it sucks, though, it sucks like very little else I've ever experienced.

    ED nurses can be hard to crack but, in my experience, they have your back when you need them.
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    Hi everyone! December new grad here and just took the NCLEX RN (glad that's over) and I start the ER in April. I'm super excited but so nervous at same time. I love reading all your posts. How do you handle the arrogant staff members that cant be bothered, ignore or look at you as if you know nothing?
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    Hi all. I graduated in 06 and didn't do much nursing. Hate floors. My interest was PACU and maybe ER. Just am finishing a refresher course so I can renew my RN license and I'm having a hard time finding any job openings at all let alone ER. I see many of you are new grads and popping right into coveted ER jobs --- where in the nation are you all located anyway?? Where are the jobs ; and more so, the ER jobs! Thanks
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    RefresherRN
    I live on Staten Island and commute to Elizabeth NJ (not the best area) because NY is enforcing BSN only.
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    RefresherRN
    I live on Staten Island and commute to Elizabeth NJ (not the best area) because NY is enforcing BSN only.
    Yes, we have a lot of BSN only jobs here as well. Things have certainly changed since I graduate in 2006.


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