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- by Kidrn911 Jul 3Just wandering if anyone out here would be comfortable with 2 week orientation in a busy ER. This be for experienced nurses.
- Jul 3 by floridaRN38No. I wouldn't be comfortable. I am at a 80
Bed ER Trauma center. We give experienced nurse 4 weeks
But a lot of other ER only do two to three weeks
- Jul 3 by mybrowneyedgirlI work level 1 where experienced nurses get 6 weeks. 2 weeks is way too short (and 6 is a bit long)
- Jul 4 by Marshall1Think it would depend on the nurse..
- Jul 12 by Kidrn911Well I have done level 1 peds trauma for 6 years. This hospital is a community hospital trying to get a level 3 adult trauma recognition. I havent worked much with adults. Just your occasional drunk,homeless, or college student that found thier way in a childrens hospital. So I am lacking stemi experience although I have been ACLS/ TNCC certified for 10 years.
I did agree to a 4 week orientation, 2 week is too short, 6 being too long.
- Jul 12 by AltraFor someone without work experience with adults, including the geriatric population that is likely to make up a large percentage of ED patients in a community hospital, 4 weeks seems a little light. Our new experienced ED nurses get 8 weeks, experienced nurses new to the ED get 12 weeks.
Don't be afraid to ask for more time if you need it. Let us know how it goes!