Day 2 as a "Spanky New R.N."....the saga continues....... - page 3

Well, maybe not a Saga..........lol So, today was my 2nd day....Not to eventful. 2 other new grads and I, spent the day with the Clinical Educator..... He was soooo Nice! He had me rollin on the... Read More

  1. by   happystudent
    hello to all!

    tomorrow is the "big day". i am officially off orientation! :chuckle . i feel very nervous...havent been sleeping well this past week. i took extra vitamins and worked out almost everyday.
    i still feel a little queazy... :chuckle

    i knew this day would come...i feel that i am ready....i know i can do this...what really scares me is the unknown....when i walk on the floor tomorrow evening am i going to be assigned the hardest team of pts?
    the way my dice been rollin' it probably will happen.... :chuckle

    all i can say is that i will do my best! i have been set loose! :uhoh21: watch out! cuz here i come!!

    tg i have very supportive co-workers.....!! wooooo hoooo to them.....well...wish me gl...... :chuckle


    *still feel like im gonna blow chunks.......lol
  2. by   Altra
    Quote from happystudent
    *still feel like Im gonna blow chunks.......lol
    HappyStudent (really HappyRN!!):

    I bet you're SO ready ...

    I'll be rootin' for ya! Sending positive vibes your way ------>
  3. by   zambezi
    Happy Student--You will do great! Supportive co-workers are a must and don't forget to ask for help if you are drowning or even if you just have a question...I am sure that you will do beautifully...there will be good days and bad days and days you question yourself but keep on going becuase you will learn something every day and each time you do something you will feel better about it and learn what works for you.

    On another note, keep posting, i really enjoy reading your posts and as a new grad preceptor myself, I find what you have to say very helpful in the way that I watch and teach my new grad. It is hard being a preceptor, learning to let that other person try things so she can learn, even if it takes longer or is not the way that you would do it!! So I really appreciate you sharing your experiences!!!

    Good luck and most of all have fun!!
  4. by   NurseKate
    GOOD LUCK!!!!
  5. by   Tweety
    Hi Happy! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. There are going to be "those" days, even weeks. I still have them today. Don't ever question your abilities to be a good nurse! Woot!
  6. by   DR2004RN
    Lucky are the patients who get you for their nurse!!! The excitement in your posts tells everyone just how happy you are to be a nurse! Your patients will appreciate you for your attitude and enthusiasm. I wish you the very best, and I know you will do an exceptional job. Congratulations!!!!!
  7. by   RodeoLP
    Quote from happystudent
    hello to all!

    tomorrow is the "big day". i am officially off orientation! :chuckle . i feel very nervous...havent been sleeping well this past week. i took extra vitamins and worked out almost everyday.
    i still feel a little queazy... :chuckle

    i knew this day would come...i feel that i am ready....i know i can do this...what really scares me is the unknown....when i walk on the floor tomorrow evening am i going to be assigned the hardest team of pts?
    the way my dice been rollin' it probably will happen.... :chuckle

    all i can say is that i will do my best! i have been set loose! :uhoh21: watch out! cuz here i come!!

    tg i have very supportive co-workers.....!! wooooo hoooo to them.....well...wish me gl...... :chuckle


    *still feel like im gonna blow chunks.......lol


    happy student i am so proud of you and i don't even know you. you have such a sweet spirit that comes through your post. keep the posts coming as i too will be going into telemetry/medsurg.
  8. by   happystudent
    UPDATE!!!

    Okay, you guys will probably laugh @ me but heres how the day went......

    7:30am...Get up with the boy to bring him to school....check
    8:00 am feed the twin goobers (my pet name for em' lol) check
    9:00am do a load of laundry, wanted to wash my fav scrub top for the "big day"....check
    10:00am..go to the gym...its cardio kickboxing today...must work off stress...

    (feelin a little nerved up...stomachs queasy...im dealin' with it :chuckle clocks tickin down)

    11:30 hubby informs me that our jetta is running funny and he wants to bring it to the shop....okay...tiny stress bomb ticking...(we have bad luck with vehicles) No sweat...I'll take the minivan to work......

    Im breathing.....stomach still gurgling.... :uhoh21:

    1:45pm Decide to leave for work early...maybe stop to get a cup of decaf...some gas...a bottled water....

    1:55pm spill hot scalding coffee all over favorite scrub shirt....
    1:56pm race back home to change....start bawling my eyes out while ironing a new scrub shirt......Hubby hugs and kisses me and says everything will be okay while im wiping snot and mascara on his shoulder :chuckle

    2:10pm regain composure....off to work....thinking to myself...I am so screwed tonite....my day is rapidly spinning down the crapper

    2:30pm roll into the parking garage..check pulse (cant help it...im a tele nurse :chuckle ) 112....start to panic....eyes getting hot, tears about to blow...why? I have no idea because I'm a fruitpie..thats why..lmao :spin:

    2:40pm clock in...support flying from every direction.... feeling a state of panic creeping up...im breathing....fellow nurses aware that i may blow chunks at any minute....still they bless me with love and support..... :angel2:

    I closed my eyes....said a prayer...took report..(still feeling sick to my belly)

    The wierdest thing happened.............

    As soon as I walked into my first room to do my assessment....I felt like ME!

    The gross feeling I had all week...GONE! Poof! I was asking questions left and right, checking my charts & MAR like 100 times all shift!
    Im told thats normal...

    I ended up having a good first-day-off-orientation! :chuckle
    I had a GREAT team of pts...I managed all five by myself and was able to squeak in a dinner break too!!!! imagine that!!!

    And get this...I got out on time!!!!! WOOOHOOO

    to think I was going to blow chunks...lolololol

    Sooo, thats how my day went......
    Thank you soo much for the kind words.. it meant alot to this ole' trainwreck....

    Yall rock!!!!!
    Last edit by happystudent on Sep 28, '04
  9. by   Altra
    WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!! :hatparty:

    I'm so excited for you!!

    Gives me hope that a year from now I can be fully functional train wreck too ...
  10. by   JoniL&DRN
    I am so glad things are going well for you.. when I first came to allnurses you weren't quite done with school yet (I have read a lot of your posts here). I saw your graduation photos and your nclex posts and now to see you working as a (gasp) NURSE! It has been so fun and inspiring watching you go through all of this! I bet you are an AWESOME nurse! Congrats to you!
  11. by   MaggieJo
    Just wanted to tell ya that I've loved your updates!! I graduate May 2005, and I sure like this heads up from new R.N.s. 'Cause I can't wait to graduate, but at the same time it terrifies me!!!! -Maggie
  12. by   Dublin37
    Wow, i am so dang inspired and encouraged. I hope i am half the nurse you seem to be. God bless you.
  13. by   Tweety
    That sounds awesome! So when are you going to change your name?

    Best wishes for continued good days.

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