Hello from the Hills!
I have just accepted my first position as an ER nurse and am excited and terrified at the same time. I have minimal ER experience...I precepted 60 hours in the busiest ER in the state and loved it.
Anyone have any good advice to give a soon to be graduate nurse (May 10, 2003) that will help me transition from the student thinking to the emergency nurse thinking.
I have a minimum 16 week orientation in a smaller rural hospital than I precepted in but am terrified that I will be swallowed whole by the expereinced nurses.
Any advice you can give me will be of great help.
Thanks and wish me luck as I venture into the jungle of the truly sick, whacked out and those just seeking attention.
May 10, '05
Quote from nursejennie76
Well I will be an ER newbie also starting the 16tgh so I will pray for you and you can pray for me!!!!!
I am a newbie also, I start in 3 weeks. Maybe we can start a new ER nurse support group. :chuckle I am almost as scared of the staff as I am of the learning curve ahead of me. I am going to try to just learn what I can and dodge the punches, surely they can't all be mean. I LOVE the ED so I know I will survive.
Good Luck to you guys!
Last edit by Happy-ER-RN on May 15, '05