How long is your orientation?? - page 4

Just curious -- how long what is the average length of orientation for new grads - based on my experience and friends etc its generally 6 - 8 weeks. Does this match up with all of you?... Read More

  1. by   gerry79
    12 weeks I will be on a tele floor. 8 weeks, then 4 weeks protected (you carry less patients and you still work with your precept)
  2. by   RN BSN 2009
    Are you paid during orientation?
  3. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from iceyspots
    Are you paid during orientation?

    yes you do get paid during orientation.
    Last edit by DolphinRN84 on Dec 21, '06 : Reason: after reading the sentence..realized it didn't make sense!
  4. by   arizonanurse
    I got three days Then I was on my own, but the other nurses were available to help answer questions. It really wasn't as bad as it sounds, honestly.
  5. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from arizonanurse
    I got three days Then I was on my own, but the other nurses were available to help answer questions. It really wasn't as bad as it sounds, honestly.
    Wow really 3 days??????
  6. by   mitchsmom
    Ours is 12 wks in L&D (LDRP), with more if someone isn't deemed ready. I guess I was ok b/c I was cut loose at exactly 12 wks (I do alternating 3/4 twelve hour day weeks). There is one girl who got off orientation but wasn't doing well so she's essentially been orienting for about 6 months now... not sure what's going to happen there.

    There is a lot of support still after the official orientation is up, and it's a good thing because there are still new things that I haven't done or experienced so I am always asking questions and getting help.
  7. by   nursekatie22
    Till I'm competent............it might be a while!

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