I just passed NCLEX and will be transferring from my CNA role to an RN position in the hospital I currently work at (yay!!). It will be a new floor and I only know a few people, but they all seem nice and ready to help out.
I am super nervous about beginning orientation and I keep wondering what my first on-the-floor shift will be like. What are some things that helped you guys out during orientation and even the time following orientation? What are things you kept with you to guide you along? I have a few of the Pocket RN guides, but those are bulky. My professor says her previous students keep notes cards of various things that they struggle with (Chest tubes, drug classes, etc) and that they keep them for reference until they feel comfortable with the card.
Basically, how did you survive orientation and begin to feel comfortable in your role as an RN??